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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Education

School bus drivers learn how to keep kids calm

School bus drivers learn how to keep kids calm

TAMPA — Students and teachers had no class Monday in Hillsborugh public schools, but bus drivers went to school — to learn ways they can manage student behavior on board.
Published: 10/20/14
Hillsborough schools begin teaching kids to cope with life online

Hillsborough schools begin teaching kids to cope with life online

TAMPA — Like many kids her age, Bloomingdale High senior Tranae Robinson has dozens of social media applications at her fingertips and routinely logs into at least seven of them on her smartphone — Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest included...
Published: 10/19/14
Updated: 10/20/14
Hollywood’s Hanks helping Ohio college raise funds

Hollywood’s Hanks helping Ohio college raise funds

FAIRBORN, Ohio — Tom Hanks’ latest starring role?
Published: 10/19/14

In Pinellas schools, parents spell ‘Success’

LARGO — Pinellas County is home to some of the lowest-performing schools in the state and long has struggled to turn those statistics around.
Published: 10/19/14

Anclote Elementary to get face-lift

NEW PORT RICHEY — Anclote Elementary will undergo a major renovation next year that will require temporarily relocating the students and staff.
Published: 10/18/14
Maritime honors academy launched at Jefferson High

Maritime honors academy launched at Jefferson High

TAMPA — Michael Weber’s father served in the Coast Guard and his grandfather in the Navy during World War II. So when the 15-year-old from Carrollwood learned Jefferson High School was starting a maritime academy, he started to envision...
Published: 10/16/14
No injuries from chlorine leak at USF water plant

No injuries from chlorine leak at USF water plant

A chlorine leak at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus forced the evacuation of some buildings and brought out a hazardous-materials team Thursday morning.
Published: 10/16/14
Vinik offers USF land for downtown Tampa medical school complex

Vinik offers USF land for downtown Tampa medical school complex

Jeff, Vinik who controls dozens of acres of downtown land, has offered to donate nearly an acre to the university if the new Morsani College of Medicine and the USF Health Heart Institute are built there.
Published: 10/16/14

Struggling charter schools present improvement plans

TAMPA — Three charter schools with a lot to lose appeared before the Hillsborough school board Wednesday to explain how they aim to turn around their miserable performance.
Published: 10/15/14
UF picks Cornell provost Fuchs as next president

UF picks Cornell provost Fuchs as next president

GAINESVILLE – Cornell University’s provost was selected Wednesday as the University of Florida’s next president, replacing Bernie Machen as the state’s largest university continues its drive to become a Top 10 public unive...
Published: 10/15/14

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