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Eakins’ first report card shows high marks for effort, but calls for better communication

Eakins’ first report card shows high marks for effort, but calls for better communication

TAMPA — Jeff Eakins received generally favorable marks in his first job evaluation as Hillsborough County school superintendent, but the process revealed he still faces a somewhat divided School Board.
Updated one month ago
Tampa transgender teen graduates but hasn't found what she's looking for — yet

Tampa transgender teen graduates but hasn't found what she's looking for — yet

TAMPA — The graduates sat in the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, listening to the sounds of rolling thunder, crying infants and their principal’s words bounce off the metal rafters.
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough sixth-graders hope to sow the seeds for future space travel

Hillsborough sixth-graders hope to sow the seeds for future space travel

VALRICO — The first leg of the experiment’s trip home was via space capsule, plunging 250 miles from the International Space Station to the Pacific Ocean.
Updated: 2 months ago
Praised for his skill but criticized for his style, controversial Pasco teacher is in trouble again

Praised for his skill but criticized for his style, controversial Pasco teacher is in trouble again

A Pasco County teacher who was suspended in February for insulting students could lose his job after similar complaints surfaced at another school.
Updated: 2 months ago
As charter schools grow, once-wary Hillsborough officials take a friendlier approach

As charter schools grow, once-wary Hillsborough officials take a friendlier approach

RIVERVIEW — Hillsborough County school officials thought they had the goods on Kid’s Community College, a tax-supported charter school.
Updated: 2 months ago
One-size-fits all graduation process suits Hillsborough students fine

One-size-fits all graduation process suits Hillsborough students fine

TAMPA — It was hot and dusty and dizzyingly crowded. The smell of Italian sausages and Axe body spray hung heavy in the stagnant, humid air.
Updated: 2 months ago
Consultant advises Hillsborough school district to shed more than 1,700 jobs

Consultant advises Hillsborough school district to shed more than 1,700 jobs

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District can save $404 million over five years, a consultant says. But to do so, it will need to phase out 1,761 front-line jobs, more than half held by teachers.
Updated: 2 months ago
Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

Romano: Banning a book is the real obscenity in this case

I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I’m offended.
Updated: 2 months ago
School enrollment surging again in Hillsborough, Pasco and across Florida

School enrollment surging again in Hillsborough, Pasco and across Florida

The brief respite from surging student enrollment is officially over for school districts across Florida.
Updated: 2 months ago
A Times investigation: Documents point to inflated spending at troubled Pinellas charter schools

A Times investigation: Documents point to inflated spending at troubled Pinellas charter schools

At one St. Petersburg charter school, taxpayers shelled out $4,300 to outfit a classroom with a teacher’s desk, two cabinets, three tables and 25 chairs. Had the items been purchased from the Pinellas County School District warehouse, they wou...
Updated: 2 months ago