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BP oil spill put research focus on gulf, USF

BP oil spill put research focus on gulf, USF

ST. PETERSBURG — Before April 2010, the Gulf of Mexico was considered one of the most understudied bodies of water in the world.
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15
Testing vendor blamed for failure in online login system

Testing vendor blamed for failure in online login system

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said the outside company that developed Florida’s new test, American Institutes for Research, made unapproved changes to the system over the weekend.
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15
Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

ATLANTA – Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.
Published: 04/20/15

Districts could soon share construction funding with charter schools

TAMPA — Traditional public schools in Florida could soon be required to share money designated for construction and maintenance with charter schools in their districts.
Published: 04/19/15

Task force suggest ways to keep Hillsborough’s minorities in school

TAMPA — A group that spent months working to figure out how the Hillsborough County school district can fix racial disparities in discipline and graduation rates will present a set of recommendations to the school board Tuesday.
Published: 04/19/15
Former Blake High resource officer gets prison in teen sex case

Former Blake High resource officer gets prison in teen sex case

A former school resource officer at Blake High School charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.
Published: 04/17/15
Updated: 04/18/15
Eakins, Hillsborough  school board closer to contract deal

Eakins, Hillsborough school board closer to contract deal

Attorneys for the school board and acting Superintendent Jeff Eakins finalized terms of a contract that paves the way for Eakins to officially become the school district’s next leader.
Published: 04/17/15
Updated: 04/18/15

Guns-on-campus bill stalled amid USF faculty opposition

An outcry from academia may be helping to stall legislation that would allow holders of concealed weapons permits to carry guns on Florida college and university campuses.
Published: 04/13/15
Updated: 04/14/15

Second round of online FSA tests starts smoother than first

TAMPA — Despite a rocky rollout of new computerized state assessments last month, the second round of testing is off to a smooth start this week, local school district and state officials said Monday.
Published: 04/13/15
Tampa transgender teen living life of transition

Tampa transgender teen living life of transition

Clad in a baggy button-down shirt, tight black pants, light makeup and combat boots, 16-year-old Angel Zavala steps off the school bus at the largest public high school in Hillsborough County, ready to face whatever the day throws at her.
Published: 04/12/15

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