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Hillsborough school board campaigning hits historic high

TAMPA — With just over a month until the primary election, two political newcomers running for seats on the Hillsborough County School Board have raked in nearly $100,000 in donations each — the most raised in any local school board ele...
Published: 07/23/14

New federal grant could help Pinellas add programs at five schools

LARGO — Battling long waiting lists for their most successful programs and little diversity in struggling schools, Pinellas County officials on Tuesday discussed a long-term plan to add new magnet programs in schools that could use the help. ...
Published: 07/22/14
USF professor argues over-reliance on grad school test

USF professor argues over-reliance on grad school test

The GRE, developed more than 60 years ago and a requirement at most grad schools, is the primary barrier holding back women and minority students, said physics professor Casey Miller.
Published: 07/21/14
Updated: 07/22/14
USF research may help fight decline of the world's amphibians

USF research may help fight decline of the world's amphibians

Researchers affiliated with USF have found that frogs can acquire resistance to a deadly fungus that has had a catastrophic effect on amphibians. The findings were displayed on the cover of the July 10 issue of Nature, one of the world's most prestigious scientific journals.
Published: 07/20/14
Six new charter schools to open

Six new charter schools to open

TAMPA — A middle school where students will learn Mandarin Chinese, an alternative high school for students who need help getting back on track, and a course of study conducted entirely online are joining the roster of Hillsborough County char...
Published: 07/20/14
Eckerd prof in group pressing Scott on climate change

Eckerd prof in group pressing Scott on climate change

ST. PETERSBURG — An Eckerd College professor in a group of prominent scientists that pressed Gov. Rick Scott for a meeting on climate change said the governor should begin to consider a state strategy for cutting carbon pollution....
Published: 07/18/14
Hillsborough students save millions taking more AP exams

Hillsborough students save millions taking more AP exams

Taking AP courses in high school can help students finish an undergraduate degree in less than the standard four years of college, or take more classes toward double majors, or speed up their work toward post-graduate degrees.
Published: 07/17/14
Updated: 07/18/14

New application planned to open MacDill charter school

TAMPA — Backers of a charter school for MacDill Air Force Base — denied last year by the Hillsborough County School Board — plan to resubmit their application for a kindergarten-through-eighth grade school by the end of the month...
Published: 07/17/14
Buyers flock to Eckerd’s auction of students’ castoffs

Buyers flock to Eckerd’s auction of students’ castoffs

The sustainability program at Eckerd College has come up with a responsible — and profitable — strategy for dealing with the mountain of stuff students leave behind when they leave campus in the spring.
Published: 07/16/14

Teachers union challenges last-minute voucher expansion

TAMPA — This fall, the number of low-income Florida children attending private schools through the state’s voucher program is set to expand. Through the same program, hundreds more children with disabilities can tap into their own new ...
Published: 07/16/14

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