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Education

School grades released: Hillsborough gets an ‘A’

School grades released: Hillsborough gets an ‘A’

TAMPA — School grades for the 2014-15 school year were released early Thursday morning after a several month delay amid debates on whether they have any meaning at all this year.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Threats targeting Tampa’s Plant High still under investigation

Threats targeting Tampa’s Plant High still under investigation

The FBI is assisting local investigators to determine the origin of three threats that led to lockdowns this week at Plant High School, Tampa police said.
Updated: 10 hours ago
CEO resigns as USF’s CAMLS center falls short of expectations

CEO resigns as USF’s CAMLS center falls short of expectations

TAMPA — The CEO of USF’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation has stepped down after an internal audit found the institution isn’t living up to its lofty expectations, university trustees learned Thursday.
Published: 02/11/16
Updated: 02/12/16

Plant High student faces gun charges after hunting weapons found in car, police say

An 18-year-old Plant High student faces gun charges after police found hunting weapons in his car while authorities were investigating an unrelated threat on the campus Wednesday morning.
Published: 02/10/16
Updated: 02/11/16
Eakins grades first six months as Hillsborough schools superintendent

Eakins grades first six months as Hillsborough schools superintendent

Jeff Eakins has been superintendent of the eighth-largest school district in the nation for about six months and, according to his first self-evaluation, he’s happy and growing in his new job.
Published: 02/10/16
Updated: 02/11/16

‘Vague’ bomb threat call puts Plant High on brief lockdown

Plant High School was placed on a brief modified lockdown Monday morning while authorities investigated a “vague” bomb threat called into the office, authorities said.
Published: 02/08/16
Parents fear Stowers Elementary boundary proposal will hurt diversity

Parents fear Stowers Elementary boundary proposal will hurt diversity

TAMPA — Proposed changes to the attendance zones at Stowers Elementary are meant to alleviate overcrowding, school district officials say. But parents whose students will be displaced by the change argue it will destroy ethnic and economic div...
Published: 02/06/16
School official questions handling of sex incident at Zephyrhills High

School official questions handling of sex incident at Zephyrhills High

ZEPHYRHILLS — Pasco County School Board member Steve Luikart on Thursday expressed anger that he and other board members were not notified until Thursday of an on-campus sexual encounter at Zephyrhills High School that helped end Reggie Robert...
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
Handling of high school sex case stirs change, outrage in Zephyrhills

Handling of high school sex case stirs change, outrage in Zephyrhills

An on-campus sexual encounter — initially reported as an assault — involving a female student and several members of the Zephyrhills High School football team was one reason behind the recent departure of beloved head coach Reggie Roberts.
Published: 02/04/16
Parents of boy killed by car outside fair in 2014 sue district, sheriff

Parents of boy killed by car outside fair in 2014 sue district, sheriff

TAMPA — At any given Hillsborough County School Board meeting, there’s a good chance Andrew Joseph Jr. will be there, taking full advantage of his three-minute speaking time to tell the story of how his 14-year-old son was killed at the...
Published: 02/03/16
Updated: 02/04/16