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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Education

New learning, research center opens at Florida Aquarium

New learning, research center opens at Florida Aquarium

TAMPA — The Florida Aquarium on Wednesday opened its $2 million learning and research center, a long-planned project that is now a destination for everyone from school children on field trips to researchers delving into the complex biology of ...
Published: 10/08/14

Hillsborough schools narrow gap in minority suspensions

TAMPA — Fewer suspensions were doled out last year to minority boys who attend Hillsborough County public schools than the previous year, according to a school district report released Monday. ...
Published: 10/06/14
Updated: 10/07/14
Tarpon Springs engineering magnet attracts middle schoolers

Tarpon Springs engineering magnet attracts middle schoolers

East Lake High School became the first in Pinellas County to add a middle school Academy of Engineering, and welcomed 396 middle schoolers.
Published: 10/06/14
Updated: 10/07/14
Expansion at MacDill’s Tinker Elementary gives students a place to stay

Expansion at MacDill’s Tinker Elementary gives students a place to stay

TAMPA — Hayleigh Humphrey is only 10 but she has already attended six schools in four states.
Published: 10/05/14
Updated: 10/06/14
Numerous changes made to prevent ‘wilding’ at next state fair

Numerous changes made to prevent ‘wilding’ at next state fair

TAMPA — Organizers of the Florida State Fair are making major changes to the annual event after a stampede of young people — in an apparent tradition called “wilding” — swarmed the Midway in a rowdy mob this year....
Published: 10/03/14
Pinellas schools to return 28 M16 rifles

Pinellas schools to return 28 M16 rifles

ST. PETERSBURG — After a firestorm of questions from parents and school board members, the Pinellas County school district’s internal police force will return 28 military surplus M16 assault rifles it purchased. ...
Published: 10/03/14
MacDill AFB elementary school will expand to K-8

MacDill AFB elementary school will expand to K-8

TAMPA — Next school year, the public school on MacDill Air Force Base — currently open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade — will serve middle-schoolers, too.
Published: 09/30/14
Updated: 10/01/14

Group withdraws MacDill charter school application

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board will no longer consider opening a charter school on MacDill Air Force base next school year.
Published: 09/29/14

Schools adjusting to Baker Act

LAND O’ LAKES — The middle school student had been Baker Acted before, so she knew the implications.
Published: 09/28/14

USF in Sarasota has a new boss, Sandra Stone

TAMPA — University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft has named Sandra Stone, vice president for academic affairs at Dalton State College in Georgia, as regional chancellor for USF Sarasota-Manatee.
Published: 09/26/14

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