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Planning continues for Ridgewood High School transformation

Several key Pasco County school district officials gathered Monday to hash over School Board member questions and concerns regarding a possible conversion of Ridgewood High into a technical-career education school. They decided they need to meet agai...
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Florida education news: Makeup days, graduation honors, sex education and more

MAKEUP DAYS: Hillsborough County schools will eliminate four early release days to meet minimum state time per course, after missing seven days because of Hurricane Irma. • Indian River County schools are exploring canceling three vacation ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Hillsborough will not add extra days for storm

Hillsborough will not add extra days for storm

Public school students in Hillsborough County do not have to come to school for additional days to make up for time missed in Hurricane Irma, the district announced Monday. Instead, four early release Mondays will be converted to full days, beginning...
Published: 09/25/17
Top graduation honors won't be final until March 12 for Pasco County high schools

Top graduation honors won't be final until March 12 for Pasco County high schools

Months after a contentious rollout of Fivay High School's 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian, Pasco County school district officials have set forth strict class ranking procedures aimed at avoiding a similar mess. The message to high school leaders,...
Published: 09/25/17
Pasco schools director of instruction sent to assistant principal post

Pasco schools director of instruction sent to assistant principal post

Rayann Mitchell, the Pasco County school district's director of Teaching and Learning, has taken a reassignment as assistant principal at West Zephyrhills Elementary School. Mitchell had been in her post since April 2016. During her time leading the ...
Published: 09/25/17
Florida education news: Shelter duty, charter schools, teacher pay and more

Florida education news: Shelter duty, charter schools, teacher pay and more

ON THE JOB TRAINING: Michael Vasallo learns how to run an evacuation shelter on his 21st day as principal of Dunedin Highland Middle School. CHARTER SCHOOLS: A new Hillsborough County charter school opens inside a shopping mall. • The ...
Published: 09/25/17
Sunshine in Hillsborough

Sunshine in Hillsborough

The Hillsborough County School Board and its committees will gather this week in these meetings, which are open to the public under the state sunshine law Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon - Finance Committee, Staff Conference Room 283, 901 E. Kennedy Bl...
Published: 09/24/17
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Sept. 17, 2017

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Sept. 17, 2017

Florida was one of the first states to implement a test-based accountability system, and government leaders still supports its efforts wholeheartedly. When they filed their federal Every Student Succeeds Act plan this week, they made that clear, prop...
Published: 09/23/17
Back in bargaining, Hillsborough school district and its teachers are $50 million apart

Back in bargaining, Hillsborough school district and its teachers are $50 million apart

It started off nice and friendly. Gretchen Saunders, chief business officer for the Hillsborough County Public Schools, passed candy around the room. Negotiators for the district and the teachers' union commended one another for their good work durin...
Published: 09/22/17
Only one Hernando County school needs schedule adjustment after Irma

Only one Hernando County school needs schedule adjustment after Irma

Hernando County public school students missed seven days of classes because of Hurricane Irma. With the exception of those attending one school, they won't need to make up any of that time away. District officials announced Friday that the schools' m...
Published: 09/22/17