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Safe schools, career training high on Pasco parents’ wish list

Citing later state testing windows as a primary reason, the Pasco County school district has done away with senior week off, moving final exams later in the spring and scheduling graduations in June instead of the end of May.The School Board official...
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Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading tests

Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading tests

Hernando County’s third-graders raised the bar just a touch on state reading test scores this year, outperforming school districts in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas to push past the state average, according to data recently released by the Florida ...
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PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Here’s why that’s overstated

PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Here’s why that’s overstated

Florida House Republicans are playing mythbusters on claims of stagnant school spending.The House Majority Office, which is overseen by Speaker Richard Corcoran, released a five-minute video May 17 that takes aim at teachers’ unions and state educato...
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New polls find most Americans say teachers are underpaid, and many would pay higher taxes to fix it

New polls find most Americans say teachers are underpaid, and many would pay higher taxes to fix it

Teachers seeking higher pay and more school funding walked out of classrooms in half a dozen states this year. Now, three national polls report that most Americans agree that educators don’t earn enough. And two of the surveys found that at least hal...
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Music Man Junior production lets kids shine

Music Man Junior production lets kids shine

ZEPHYRHILLS — Myli Lane used to be a quiet, shy kid. There wasn’t a hint of that last week, when the fifth-grader strode onto the stage at Chester Taylor Elementary School. It was the last of three performances of Music Man Junior, and a swan song of...
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Pasco schools check student addresses, find a few who don’t belong

Pasco County school district officials have stepped up their efforts to make sure students are attending the school they’re zoned for, with a stricter address verification process.Though helpful in rooting out families providing false information, th...
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Walmart employees can now get a University of Florida diploma for $1 per day

Walmart employees can now get a University of Florida diploma for $1 per day

Walmart is famous for its low prices. Now it’s offering a college diploma to employees at a serious discount.The mega retailer, which employs more Americans than any other company, announced Wednesday that it is teaming up with several colleges to of...
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Library of Congress acquires its largest donation of comic books ever

Library of Congress acquires its largest donation of comic books ever

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress has acquired its largest donation ever of comic books, as well as other pop-culture memorabilia, from early Mickey Mouse storyboards to memorabilia that dates back to the dawn of American newspaper comics.The impr...
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Ocala teacher won’t be charged in raccoons’ drownings

Ocala teacher won’t be charged in raccoons’ drownings

OCALA — A Florida agricultural science teacher accused of drowning two raccoons and an opossum in front of students won’t face criminal charges because investigators say the killings weren’t cruel or inhumane.The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Assist...
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School news for June 1

School News• Pasco County Schools Together We Stand annual summit will be held in two sessions on June 4 at the Center of the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The secondary schools portion will be from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. ...
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