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 Edsby website survives first year in Hillsborough schools

Edsby website survives first year in Hillsborough schools

District officials say Edsby’s major kinks have been worked out and there will be some new features that users – primarily teachers, students and parents – can look forward to this fall.
Published: 07/07/14
Pinellas superintendent is making the grade

Pinellas superintendent is making the grade

ST. PETERSBURG — When Michael Grego showed up for his first superintendent interview nearly a year and a half ago, Pinellas County's longest serving school board member knew he was the answer to mending their divided school district before he o...
Published: 07/07/14
Pinellas disputes low FCAT scores

Pinellas disputes low FCAT scores

ST. PETERSBURG — Students’ scores on this year’s writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were well below expectations, Pinellas County school officials said. The scores were so bad the district informally has...
Published: 07/07/14
Hillsborough students get taste of workforce in summer internships

Hillsborough students get taste of workforce in summer internships

More than 150 high school summer interns are being paired with professionals at restaurants, hospitals and banks.
Published: 07/04/14
Updated: 07/05/14

Common Core foes ‘outraged’ over FCAT’s replacement

ST. PETERSBURG — Parents, teachers and public school officials are getting their first look at the new Florida Standards Assessment, and some are concerned with what they see.
Published: 07/02/14
Updated: 07/03/14

Edison State College in Fort Myers gets new name

FORT MYERS — Edison State College has a new name.
Published: 07/01/14
Campaign targets Florida’s low rate of HPV vaccinations

Campaign targets Florida’s low rate of HPV vaccinations

TAMPA — The numbers are disappointing to health activists: Florida has the lowest rate for vaccination against HPV in the nation. Meantime, the state has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer....
Published: 06/30/14
Updated: 07/01/14
Coalition: Restore book to Pasco school’s reading list

Coalition: Restore book to Pasco school’s reading list

WESLEY CHAPEL — The National Coalition Against Censorship is calling on the Pasco County school district to restore “Paper Towns” by John Green to the eighth-grade summer reading list at Long Middle School....
Published: 06/30/14
Updated: 07/01/14
Hillsborough schools launching revamped website

Hillsborough schools launching revamped website

TAMPA — Each day, the Hillsborough County school district’s website draws more than 150,000 page views — from parents, students, employees and community members. ...
Published: 06/30/14

Practice tests for FCAT replacement released

TAMPA – Those who are wondering what it will be like to take Florida’s new standardized tests now have the chance to see for themselves.
Published: 06/30/14

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