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Education

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...
Updated: 5 minutes ago
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

Florida lawmakers advance bill changing charter school process

TALLAHASSEE — Charter schools would fall under more accountability and performance guidelines under a bill by a Lakeland lawmaker that cleared a Senate education committee Tuesday.
Published: 02/02/16
Updated: 02/03/16
High school students land trade jobs at first Tampa fair

High school students land trade jobs at first Tampa fair

TAMPA — Anthony Comer walked in to Amalie Arena on Tuesday morning hoping for a fun way to skip class. He walked out with a potential new job.
Published: 02/02/16

Education Dept. gives states ways to cut standardized testing

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is offering states and local school districts a lesson plan of sorts to cut the amount of time that students spend on those fill-in-the-bubble and other standardized tests.
Published: 02/02/16

Most Florida public teachers earn ‘effective’ evaluations last year

TALLAHASSEE – Most of Florida’s public school teachers have earned solid evaluations.
Published: 02/02/16
USF taps grant for pedestrian, cyclist safety

USF taps grant for pedestrian, cyclist safety

TAMPA — White riderless bicycles and tiny wooden crosses mark where pedestrians and bicyclists have lost their lives around the University of South Florida, and university police hope a new grant program will help stop the grim signs from mult...
Published: 02/01/16
King High modified lockdown lifted after report of ‘possible threat’

King High modified lockdown lifted after report of ‘possible threat’

A modified lockdown has been lifted at King High School this morning, a school district spokeswoman said.
Published: 02/01/16