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Education

Brandon Academy breaks ground on its high school expansion

Brandon Academy breaks ground on its high school expansion

BRANDON - Tricia Rudolph, school psychologist at Brandon Academy Private School, said the school recently broke ground on a new gymnasium and classroom building, just part of the campus expansion needed to help the school transition into offering hig...
Published: 03/11/15
Poly mascot options: Hydra, Pioneers, Technocats, Wizards

Poly mascot options: Hydra, Pioneers, Technocats, Wizards

Many students at Florida Polytechnic said they wanted to attend the brand-new university to have a role in its development and be a part of its growth.
Published: 03/10/15
Updated: 03/11/15
Univ. of Oklahoma severs ties with frat after racist chant

Univ. of Oklahoma severs ties with frat after racist chant

NORMAN, Okla. - The president of the University of Oklahoma severed the school's ties with a national fraternity on Monday and ordered that its on-campus house be shuttered after several members took part in a racist chant caught on video....
Published: 03/09/15
Updated: 03/10/15
FDLE investigating cyber-attacks that caused testing delays in schools

FDLE investigating cyber-attacks that caused testing delays in schools

TAMPA - The blank screens that some Florida students encountered during a state-mandated test last week might have been the result of more than technical glitches, the state now says. Some of the problems might have been caused by cyber-attacks....
Published: 03/09/15
USF announces $10 million gift to name communications school

USF announces $10 million gift to name communications school

TAMPA — Since he met a proverbial Ad Man on his paper route growing up in New Jersey, Jordan Zimmerman always wanted to be one himself.
Published: 03/09/15
Construction pushes Tampa Prep drop-off to busy Cass Street

Construction pushes Tampa Prep drop-off to busy Cass Street

TAMPA — Every school day for the next year, students at Tampa Preparatory School will get a police escort to campus.
Published: 03/08/15
Updated: 03/09/15

Task force suggests scaling back law enforcement in school discipline

TAMPA - Scaling back law enforcement in school discipline and making sure students understand their rights are at the top of a list of recommendations to Hillsborough school leaders by a task force on how to better serve students in minority groups. ...
Published: 03/06/15
Police: UF professor had given ex-convict $37,000 before killing

Police: UF professor had given ex-convict $37,000 before killing

GAINESVILLE - At first, it appeared retired University of Florida professor Thomas Oakland died in a tragic house fire. Now, police think the 75-year-old man who friends say was #x201c;generous to a fault#x201d; was done in by his own kindness. ...
Published: 03/06/15

Florida Poly renting apartments as enrollment doubles

TAMPA — Florida Polytechnic University is expected to take space in a Lakeland apartment complex to provide “dorm rooms” for underclassmen enrolling for the 2015 school year.
Published: 03/06/15
Elia bids farewell to Hillsborough school district

Elia bids farewell to Hillsborough school district

After 10 years as superintendent, MaryEllen Elia bid farewell to her employees Thursday, wrapping up three decades with a school district that has grown into the nation’s eighth-largest.
Published: 03/06/15

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