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Pinellas County school district is looking for Elite Educators

Pinellas County school district is looking for Elite Educators

College students hoping to one day command a Pinellas County public school classroom met at St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon Springs campus Thursday to learn about the school district’s new Elite Educator Program. The program, a collabor...
Published: 07/11/14

Hillsborough hones school dropout prevention plan

TAMPA — Hillsborough County public high schools and many middle schools have a dropout prevention specialist whose job it is to focus on helping students who are struggling with academics and behavior.
Published: 07/11/14
Campers rock with alternative power

Campers rock with alternative power

RUSKIN — Four middle-school girls huddled around a table, lining a cardboard box with aluminum foil and plotting their next move.
Published: 07/10/14

U.S. 15-year-olds score average in financial literacy

TAMPA — When it comes to demonstrating knowledge in saving money, balancing a checkbook, investing and other financial skills needed to be successful, 15-year-olds in the United States perform right around average compared to other countries. ...
Published: 07/09/14
Inventors hall at USF honors Edison, inventor of Gatorade

Inventors hall at USF honors Edison, inventor of Gatorade

TAMPA — It’s hard to imagine life without them. Electric lighting and power systems. A cold sports drink after physical exertion. Air conditioning during the sweltering Florida summer.
Published: 07/08/14

FDLE calls for inquiry into Pasco police academy’s training

NEW PORT RICHEY — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has asked Pasco-Hernando State College to look into claims of possible training discrepancies in the college’s law enforcement academy....
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14
Poor Hillsborough students get more help with clothing, hygiene items

Poor Hillsborough students get more help with clothing, hygiene items

TAMPA — When Ken Gaughan began his career in Hillsborough County as a school social worker in the 1980s, he collected clothing and other necessities for students who came from poor families.
Published: 07/07/14
Host families needed for Japanese students

Host families needed for Japanese students

ST. PETERSBURG — For decades, St. Petersburg has traded students with its “sister city” in Japan during a two-week summer exchange program, but with only a few weeks until this year’s students arrive city officials still a...
Published: 07/07/14
Everest campuses in Florida to be put up for sale

Everest campuses in Florida to be put up for sale

TAMPA — Everest University’s 10 Florida campuses, including four in the Tampa Bay area, will be sold as part of a deal with the U.S. Department of Education that effectively dissolves its parent corporation, Corinthian Colleges....
Published: 07/07/14

NEA wants Duncan out as Education secretary

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest teachers’ union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.
Published: 07/07/14

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