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Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

Education

HCC chief welcomes Obama’s free college tuition plan

HCC chief welcomes Obama’s free college tuition plan

TAMPA — President Barack Obama’s proposal last week to make two years of community college tuition-free is just getting off the ground and likely faces some stiff challenges.
Published: 01/13/15

Scott education plan would set spending record

TALLAHASSEE — Less than a week after being sworn in for his second term, Gov. Rick Scott is starting to make good on campaign promises.
Published: 01/13/15

Programs help Hillsborough schools recruit special-education

TAMPA — After a 25-year career in banking, Richard Schroff thought he was ready to retire.
Published: 01/11/15
Colleges rush to create cybersecurity soldiers

Colleges rush to create cybersecurity soldiers

TAMPA — Target. Home Depot. Sony Pictures.
Published: 01/11/15
Hillsborough announces finalists for teacher of the year, other awards

Hillsborough announces finalists for teacher of the year, other awards

TAMPA — Throughout the school day today, 17 Hillsborough County public school employees found out during surprise visits to their schools that they are finalists for one the district’s three annual awards — teacher of the year, i...
Published: 01/09/15
Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — President Barack Obama today proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college “down to zero” for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by t...
Published: 01/09/15

Report: Florida education ranks 28th in nation

TAMPA — The Florida school system’s ranking has toppled from sixth in the nation two years ago to 28th, according to a report released Thursday that focuses on areas like education funding and student achievement.
Published: 01/08/15
Elia may face no-confidence vote by school board

Elia may face no-confidence vote by school board

TAMPA — In their first meeting of 2015, Hillsborough County School Board members expect to discuss whether they feel confident Superintendent MaryEllen Elia should continue as the school district's leader.
Published: 01/06/15
Updated: 01/07/15

Hillsborough board may change Gates-backed teacher evaluations

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School Board today took the first steps toward making some improvements to the school district’s teacher evaluation system, now in its fifth year.
Published: 01/07/15
Political clout missing as Florida’s population rank rises

Political clout missing as Florida’s population rank rises

Florida may now be the third-biggest state by population, and the presidential candidates in 2012 made certain Sunshine State residents knew what a significant role they play in national politics.
Published: 01/06/15
Updated: 01/07/15

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