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Pasco parent files more complaints against district attendance zone changes

Pasco parent files more complaints against district attendance zone changes

Still dissatisfied with the process and the results, Pasco County parent Jim Stanley has submitted a new set of challenges to the school district's attendance zone revisions.For this round, Stanley focused on federal concerns, contending the Sch...
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Florida education news: Amendment 8, school safety talks, principal changes and more

Florida education news: Amendment 8, school safety talks, principal changes and more

CHARTERS: Following Superintendent Kurt Browning’s recommendation, Pasco County School Board approves a 5-year contract with a school associated with Florida’s largest charter company, the Tampa Bay Times reports. • After the Palm B...
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Potter Elementary to change principals

Potter Elementary to change principals

Melanie Hill, who has led Potter Elementary School through some of its most difficult years, is being transferred to the top job at Bing Elementary School.Hill's transfer was one of many on the agenda for approval at Tuesday's meeting of the Hillsbor...
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Despite reservations, Pasco School Board approves new Academica charter school

Despite reservations, Pasco School Board approves new Academica charter school

A Miami firm seeking to open a charter school in Wesley Chapel encountered some resistance Tuesday from the Pasco County School Board, but ultimately prevailed in its request for a 5-year contract.Pinecrest Academy is associated with Academica, one o...
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Florida GOP candidates for governor weigh in on school board term limits. (They like them.)

Florida GOP candidates for governor weigh in on school board term limits. (They like them.)

A measure to limit Florida school board member terms has gained the support of the two men seeking the Republican nomination to become the state's next governor.They did not weigh in, though, on the other two provisions the concept is tied ...
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Parents ask Florida Supreme Court to send school funding suit back to trial court

Parents ask Florida Supreme Court to send school funding suit back to trial court

Arguing the trial and appeals courts didn't properly consider their authority, parents suing Florida over its public education funding system have asked the state Supreme Court to send the case back for another review.The lower courts ruled that they...
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Pasco County middle school wins International Baccalaureate approval

Pasco County middle school wins International Baccalaureate approval

It's official. Pine View Middle School in Land O'Lakes is Pasco County's first International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme authorized school.IB head of authorization Sean Rankin delivered the news in late May, giving Pine View leaders two week...
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Florida education news: School safety, charter denial, teacher sex and more

Florida education news: School safety, charter denial, teacher sex and more

BAD ACTS: Investigative report accuses two Lee County teachers of having sex at Heights Elementary School last month, the News-Press reports.BALLOT BOX: In Pinellas County, a 14th candidate files to run for one...
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Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading test

Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading test

Hernando County's third-graders raised the bar just a touch on state reading test scores this year, outperforming school districts in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas to push past the state average, according to data recently released by the Florida ...
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Lynn Gray’s side of the Hillsborough County School Board mess

Lynn Gray’s side of the Hillsborough County School Board mess

Seeking to explain the Hillsborough County School Board's ongoing Facebook message scandal from her perspective, member Lynn Gray sent an email to Tampa Bay Times Metro columnist Sue Carlton. She thought it would be kept private. She was wr...
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