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Elia supporters silent as Hillsborough County School Board members vie for re-election

Elia supporters silent as Hillsborough County School Board members vie for re-election

When four members voted to fire former superintendent MaryEllen Elia last January, Tampa’s politically powerful promised retribution once they faced election again. But now that election time is here, those threatening revenge are nowhere to be found.
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A little ‘voodoo’ brings new krewe to life

A little ‘voodoo’ brings new krewe to life

CARROLLWOOD — Zombie chefs and women arising from the film Day of the Dead will take to the streets during the winter and spring parade season.
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough spreads the word on rules for religious groups volunteering in public schools

Hillsborough spreads the word on rules for religious groups volunteering in public schools

TAMPA — Hillsborough County school employees gathered Monday for three hours of training that included this admonishment from district leader MaryLou Whaley:
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Hillsborough school district tells parents: Ignore that message about buses

Parents of Hillsborough County school bus riders started receiving the emails and phone calls shortly after middle schools let out Wednesday.
Updated one month ago

Romano: Stop attacking vouchers and go after politicians

It’s time for Florida teachers to give up their legal fight against school vouchers.
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Hillsborough’s new chief of schools: ‘We have to act with haste.’

Hillsborough’s new chief of schools: ‘We have to act with haste.’

TAMPA — Harrison Peters remembers the 10th-grade teacher who said he wasn’t college material, and the one who said, “I love you, I believe in you and I’m not going to allow you to fail.”
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Many Hillsborough teachers say new discipline policies aren’t making schools more orderly

Many Hillsborough teachers say new discipline policies aren’t making schools more orderly

TAMPA — Teachers are discouraged from writing discipline referrals. Students do not get enough time with counselors. And, by some accounts, there are children who are not suspended, but encouraged to take a few days off.
Updated: 2 months ago
As first day nears, Hillsborough highlights Mort Elementary’s new role as a ‘community school’

As first day nears, Hillsborough highlights Mort Elementary’s new role as a ‘community school’

TAMPA — Kollin Spain, 14, wants to be a U.S. Navy Seal. Paola Rioja, 17, is on her way to becoming a mechanical engineer.
Updated: 2 months ago
University of Tampa tobacco ban leaves smokers scrambling

University of Tampa tobacco ban leaves smokers scrambling

TAMPA — Mike Greenstein spent Monday afternoon walking Kennedy Boulevard in the heat.
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough schools will open well above capacity this week

Hillsborough schools will open well above capacity this week

WESTCHASE—Alonso High School is bursting at the seams.
Updated: 2 months ago