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Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Education

Questions reveal rifts among Pinellas school board candidates

ST. PETERSBURG — In a Pinellas County School Board election that has shown few distinctions among candidates, the claws came out Thursday during a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club forum regarding everything from low performing schools to religion in th...
Published: 08/08/14
Early learning center set to open in St. Pete

Early learning center set to open in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — It took nearly three years, but with a flurry of singing, dancing and storytelling, the Pinellas County school district’s first early learning center opened its doors Thursday.
Published: 08/08/14
USF researchers ID boy buried at Dozier school in 1940

USF researchers ID boy buried at Dozier school in 1940

University of South Florida forensic experts announced Thursday that for the first time they have identified the remains of a boy buried at the now-closed Dozier School for Boys, where some guards were accused of brutality.
Published: 08/07/14
Homeless children walking proud in new shoes

Homeless children walking proud in new shoes

Jacob Rice was just 10 when he founded the charity Shoe Giver of Tampa.
Published: 08/06/14

Still time to register for Pinellas classes

LARGO — Pinellas County students head back to school Aug. 18, and there is still time to enroll.
Published: 08/06/14
Federal free lunch program added at 5 Pinellas schools

Federal free lunch program added at 5 Pinellas schools

Five more Pinellas County schools will provide free lunches to all students next school year under the federal Community Eligibility Option.
Published: 08/06/14
Florida doctors' group against medical pot amendment

Florida doctors' group against medical pot amendment

The Florida Medical Association has taken a stand against Amendment 2, saying the medical marijuana initiative on this fall's state ballot carries unintended consequences.
Published: 08/05/14
Updated: 08/06/14
Palm Harbor giving portable classrooms the boot

Palm Harbor giving portable classrooms the boot

LARGO — Portable classrooms will soon be a thing of the past at Palm Harbor University High School.
Published: 08/05/14
Hillsborough may terminate charter schools

Hillsborough may terminate charter schools

Three Hillsborough County charter schools operated by the Charter Schools USA management company could be forced to close if the school district’s ongoing concerns over who is in charge are not resolved soon.
Published: 08/05/14
Florida Poly rises from pasture, ready for students

Florida Poly rises from pasture, ready for students

It wasn't until the university's “Reveal” event that Florida Polytechnic officials started to breathe a little easier.
Published: 08/03/14

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