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Education

Hillsborough schools chairwoman wants privatized busing explored

Hillsborough schools chairwoman wants privatized busing explored

Board Chairwoman Carol Kurdell says the school board should explore whether to hand over operation of the Hillsborough County school district's bus system to a private contractor.
Published: 04/18/14
Students get bus to cross Hillsborough Ave.

Students get bus to cross Hillsborough Ave.

Students who live in an apartment complex across from Middleton High School now may take a shuttle to and from school every day until the end of this school year.
Published: 04/17/14

Gov. Scott to award recognition funds to Hillsborough schools

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott will make an appearance at a Hillsborough County elementary school this afternoon to present nearly $8.5 million in school recognition funding to the school district.
Published: 04/16/14
Author urges activists to think, act big

Author urges activists to think, act big

TAMPA — Consider the issue of preventable infant deaths – from malaria, diarrhea, measles and the like. In the mid-1980s, that number stood at 41,000 globally every day; it’s now down to about 18,000 a day.
Published: 04/16/14
USF builds DNA list to help ID Dozier school bodies

USF builds DNA list to help ID Dozier school bodies

TAMPA — Researchers attempting to identify remains found on the grounds of a Panhandle reform school have begun assembling a DNA database, with profiles of five of the dead now in hand.
Published: 04/15/14

Tutor program shows promise

LARGO — Educating has become an all-day, all-year job in Pinellas County classrooms this year, and during Tuesday’s workshop School Board members got a glimpse of how students in their newest after-school tutoring program have progresse...
Published: 04/16/14

Common Core sparks school board debate

TAMPA — The rollout of the Common Core State Standards has dominated recent education debates in Florida and across the country.
Published: 04/15/14
Temple Terrace celebrates USF Day

Temple Terrace celebrates USF Day

TEMPLE TERRACE – Mayor Frank Chillura called it a day to commemorate the partnership the city has with its neighbor, the University of South Florida....
Published: 04/15/14

Newsome service forum matches charities with students

LITHIA – High school students in need of community service hours, including rising ninth graders, may find everything they need and more at the Community Roundtable’s second annual free Community Service Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed...
Published: 04/15/14

More Hillsborough school transportation employees raise concerns

APOLLO BEACH – In a room packed with dozens of Hillsborough County school bus drivers, just three or four hands went up when one question was asked: How many of you haven’t had a bus break down in the last two months?
Published: 04/15/14

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