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Pinellas education news: pre-K signups, choice deadline, the lunar eclipse and more
News and notes about K-12 schools and colleges in Pinellas County.
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Carlton: Ban butts from our beaches? Sorry, smokers did it to themselves
Pity the poor smoker, welcome fewer public places than dogs these days. Now lawmakers consider banning their noxious butts from our beaches. Sorry, smokers, your time is up.
Published on 01/17/19
In their own words: Excerpts from finalists' essays for Hillsborough's Excellence in Education awards
Winners in three categories, chosen from among 686 nominees, will be named at a banquet on Jan. 24.
Published on 01/17/19
After 43 years, Seminole's Allen Sports Center will close its doors
Don Bates opened Allen Sports Center in 1975 and built it into a pillar of youth sports. The retail side will close Feb. 9.
Published on 01/17/19
The fallout from state review of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau's death
State Sen. Lauren Book accuses the Florida Department of Children and Families of passing blame in the death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says foster care in his county is not as fractured ...
Published on 01/17/19
Carlton: Just when the race to replace Bob Buckhorn is getting interesting, a Greco jumps in
The police chief, the politicians, that rich guy, the transportation wonk and the long shots: Just as the Tampa mayor's race heats up, a Greco takes the plunge.
Published on 01/16/19
Building boom: Pinellas is spending millions to update nine schools around the county
With more than $158 million in projects under way or about to start, the Pinellas County school district is making what it says is an unprecedented push for improvements.
Published on 01/16/19
Foster care failures uncovered in death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau
The Florida Department of Children and Families orders review of Pinellas foster care after the death of Jordan Belliveau; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says those responsible will be held accountable.
Published on 01/16/19
Hernando County teachers set for bigger raise than last year, as union president lauds district's cooperation
The school district called a special meeting Monday night to offer a 3.5 percent salary increase.
Published on 01/15/19