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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Hillsborough's stance on charter schools gets complicated as they take in more students
Students enjoy lunch at a school run by Kid's Community College, a charter operation that has steadily added schools in the Riverview area since it arrived on the scene in 2005. The growth comes as charter schools become an integral part of the education landscape in Hillsborough County, even as school officials lament the impact of charter-friendly measures by the Legislature. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
TAMPA — School district leaders are talking tough as Gov. Rick Scott decides whether to sign a sweeping bill on education.They're cautioning against giving too much money and power to charter schools, which operate independently despite...
The State Theatre a popular independent music hall located on the 600 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, May 20, 2017. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
Big rents and changing tastes drive dives off St. Pete's 600 block
Harvey Lentz, who received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, worked on a farm in Nebraska before he enlisted and returned to the farming life there afterward. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
Horrors of war in Europe still vivid as Riverview vet turns 100
Memorial Day sales weren't enough to draw shoppers to Tampa Bay area malls over the long weekend. 
[JUSTINE GRIFFIN | Times]
Memorial Day sales not enough to draw shoppers to Tampa Bay malls

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