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Pasco eSchool wins state award

Pasco eSchool wins state award

SPRING HILL — Pasco eSchool principal Joanne Glenn greeted her faculty with excitement and cheers on the first day of planning week. The school was named the 2017-2018 Florida Virtual School of the Year among large-district franchises.Assistant princ...
Published: 08/11/18
Updated: 08/13/18
A new look as schools reopen: More security, added counselors, later start times

A new look as schools reopen: More security, added counselors, later start times

Starting today and resuming Monday, students and teachers across the Tampa Bay area will encounter major changes as they settle into the school year.From beefed-up security to expanded mental health services and later start times, the list of things ...
Published: 08/10/18
Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

TAMPAFor more than two years, students, faculty and staff have watched workers turn bricks and columns into a soaring architectural work at the center of Jesuit High School’s 40-acre Tampa campus.On Tuesday, more than 500 people turned out for the cu...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/11/18
The Hillsborough School District found lead in its water. It didn’t tell parents for a year.

The Hillsborough School District found lead in its water. It didn’t tell parents for a year.

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District didn’t tell parents for more than a year that it was discovering high levels of lead in some schools’ drinking water, a Tampa Bay Times investigation has found.The district announced the results last we...
Published: 08/09/18
Did Hillsborough check your school for lead? Search our database

Did Hillsborough check your school for lead? Search our database

The Hillsborough County School District began testing school drinking water for lead in 2017. As of August 1, 2018, it had tested about 20% of schools and found at least some lead in every one. But it has only posted a few of the highest results onli...
Published: 08/09/18
Osceola high student earns top 10 spot at Microsoft Word world championship

Osceola high student earns top 10 spot at Microsoft Word world championship

SEMINOLE — The only thing Aydan Soto was worried about was making it to AP Calculus on time. He was taking the Microsoft Office Specialist Word certification exam in his intro to technology class at Seminole High and had only about 50 minutes to comp...
Published: 08/09/18
As school year opens, Plant High suffers double whammy — an AC failure and mold

As school year opens, Plant High suffers double whammy — an AC failure and mold

TAMPA — Hundreds of families crowded into the pews of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church night to prepare — not for their spiritual journey but for the start of the new school year at the public H.B. Plant High School across the street.Orientation for fr...
Published: 08/08/18
Updated: 08/09/18
Not too sure about starting kindergarten? No problem, camp will help.

Not too sure about starting kindergarten? No problem, camp will help.

WESLEY CHAPEL — The first day of kindergarten camp at Double Branch Elementary School started out weepy for Chloe Park. No worries. It’s standard fare and not a big deal for a 5-year-old to be ambivalent about the start of something new and unknown. ...
Published: 08/08/18
‘Illustrated Dictionary’ looks to impact early learners

‘Illustrated Dictionary’ looks to impact early learners

RUSKIN — According to a 2013 study in The Economist, the average American adult’s vocabular ranges between 20,000 and 35,000 words.At the age of 4, a child should already know about 5,000 words. Unfortunately, many children in the Hillsborough County...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/09/18

Pasco School Board considers sharing construction funds with charter schools

LAND O’ LAKES — Despite facing a shortfall for its own construction and maintenance projects, the Pasco County School Board will consider sharing its capital funds tax revenue with some local charter schools.The issue arose Tuesday as an offshoot of ...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/08/18