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Education

Hillsborough schools get infusion of HP laptops

Hillsborough schools get infusion of HP laptops

Thousands of new laptop computers began arriving Thursday at 128 Hillsborough district schools thanks to a $1.7 million grant to upgrade technology in classrooms.
Published: 02/12/15
Complaint ends student’s ‘God bless America’ during announcements

Complaint ends student’s ‘God bless America’ during announcements

A Nassau County high school student has been told to stop concluding morning announcements with “God bless America” after complaints from two atheist classmates led to the threat of a lawsuit.
Published: 02/12/15
Orange County bans religious materials in schools

Orange County bans religious materials in schools

The Orange County School Board has voted to ban the distribution of religious or political material on campuses after a group wanted to hand out Satanic coloring books. ...
Published: 02/11/15

Hillsborough school board considers where, how long to search for superintendent

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district could have a new leader as soon as this summer.
Published: 02/10/15
Hillsborough’s acting superintendent brings different approach

Hillsborough’s acting superintendent brings different approach

TAMPA — The new leader — at least temporarily — of the Hillsborough County school district is described as a healer who exudes calmness, a soft-spoken yet strong manager and an educator with a razor-sharp focus on serving the dis...
Published: 02/08/15
Updated: 02/09/15
Dogs captured after killing animals used in class project

Dogs captured after killing animals used in class project

Polk County authorities said they have captured the two dogs that killed several animals being used in a high school science project.
Published: 02/07/15

Scott spending plan gets qualified praise from kids’ advocates

TALLAHASSEE — Children’s advocates are “cautiously optimistic” about Gov. Rick Scott’s budget recommendations for the coming spending year, which contain relatively few cuts to programs that serve Florida’s c...
Published: 02/07/15
USF’s cybersecurity center opening at opportune time

USF’s cybersecurity center opening at opportune time

TAMPA — Not bad timing on the part of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity.
Published: 02/06/15
USF team urges Dozier school probe amid ‘rape room’ claims

USF team urges Dozier school probe amid ‘rape room’ claims

Researchers have identified two more bodies found buried at the former Panhandle reform school, and discovered that an unidentified body had among its remains a small lead ball “consistent with a projectile.”
Published: 02/05/15
Updated: 02/06/15

Bradenton student diagnosed with meningococcal disease

The infected student was in a Head Start Program at Manatee Elementary School. The disease is contagious and common in young people. It is a serious infection of the blood and is known as meningitis when it spreads to membranes around the brain.
Published: 02/05/15
Updated: 02/06/15

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