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Education

Gates Foundation leader evaluating how program working in Hillsborough schools

TAMPA — A top official for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is in Tampa this week, meeting with Hillsborough County school district staff, teachers and members of the business community to see how the district’s evaluation and mentor...
Published: 04/08/14
Updated: 04/09/14

Florida Poly will choose leader from N.C. or Georgia

LAKELAND — Applicants came from such varied backgrounds as community colleges, the private sector and even a DeVry campus, but in the end, Florida Polytechnic University stuck with a pair of big tech research guns in narrowing its search for i...
Published: 04/08/14
Martinez Middle students cooperate to help various causes

Martinez Middle students cooperate to help various causes

LUTZ – At some middle schools, different organizations clash with one another over supporting various charities or school causes. But that isn’t the way it works at Martinez Middle School.
Published: 04/08/14
Turner Middle student’s turkey wrap wins county contest

Turner Middle student’s turkey wrap wins county contest

NEW TAMPA – Ayushi Mavuduru loves cooking, especially with her dad.
Published: 04/08/14
Corbett Prep chef shows spice in Top Chef competition

Corbett Prep chef shows spice in Top Chef competition

TAMPA – At Corbett Prep, there is no bigger man on campus than Garrett Jagdmann.
Published: 04/08/14
Project night a booming success at Hillel Academy

Project night a booming success at Hillel Academy

TAMPA – How far can a tennis ball fly with the help of duct tape and a couple of eighth-graders?
Published: 04/08/14
Martinez receives top honors from Florida Music Educators’  Association

Martinez receives top honors from Florida Music Educators’ Association

LUTZ – It isn’t always easy to get children to listen to – let alone perform – music that isn’t found blaring out of a radio or iPod.
Published: 04/08/14
Some schools prohibit party buses for school dances

Some schools prohibit party buses for school dances

TAMPA — Prom season is in full swing and for some Hillsborough County teens, that means donning tuxedos or ball gowns and piling into a party bus or limousine for the big night.
Published: 04/07/14
Updated: 04/08/14
Criticism grows as Bright Futures standards rise

Criticism grows as Bright Futures standards rise

ST. PETERSBURG — Alexia Boulet, a 17-year-old senior at Boca Ciega High School, has maintained stellar grades while holding spots on the cheerleading squad, soccer team, cross-country team and ROTC program, but her ACT scores put her just shy o...
Published: 04/06/14
Updated: 04/07/14
Student scientists’ project goes to space

Student scientists’ project goes to space

They’re just fifth-graders, but their orders will be carried out next month by some of the top researchers on the planet — working off the planet in this case, at the International Space Station.
Published: 04/06/14

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