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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 one month ago
Tampa Prep principal on paid leave amid 25-year-old allegations

Tampa Prep principal on paid leave amid 25-year-old allegations

When Tampa Preparatory School students start classes later this month, their principal may not be there to greet them.
Updated one month ago
USF scientists measure lightning’s burn by the relics left behind

USF scientists measure lightning’s burn by the relics left behind

TAMPA — The energy behind the blinding light, deafening crackle and lingering sizzle of a lightning strike can now be measured with more precision than ever, thanks to years of research by a University of South Florida scientist.
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Florida trims its back-to-school tax holiday to three shopping days

Florida trims its back-to-school tax holiday to three shopping days

Facing tighter budget restrictions this year, the state Legislature reduced the back-to-school tax free holiday to three days and ruled that the credit this year will not apply to computers or clothing items costing more than $60.
Updated one month ago

Preliminary schools budget passes in Hillsborough County

TAMPA — Hillsborough County School Board members approved a $2.8 billion budget Tuesday and a property tax rate that will decrease, while raising more money because of rising property values.
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Public hearing on Hillsborough’s school budget may get specific on spending — or not

TAMPA — A year after learning they were overspending by more than $100 million a year, Hillsborough County School District leaders are preparing to vote on a $2.8 billion budget today for the next school year.
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Why Florida schools are starting so early this year

Why Florida schools are starting so early this year

Rather than tying the first day to the Labor Day holiday, District leaders like the clean break of the semester at winter vacation, so students could start fresh in the second semester without having to study over the holidays.
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Florida trims its back-to-school tax holiday to only three shopping days

Florida trims its back-to-school tax holiday to only three shopping days

Facing tighter budget restrictions this year, the state Legislature reduced the back-to-school tax free holiday to three days and ruled that the credit this year will not apply to computers or clothing items costing more than $60.
Updated one month ago
Programs at Berkeley, Jesuit help kids bridge the summer gap

Programs at Berkeley, Jesuit help kids bridge the summer gap

It’s common thinking among kids that attending school during summer break is so not cool.
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Dean sees bright present and future for USF’s medical school

Dean sees bright present and future for USF’s medical school

Much has changed at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine since Dr. Charles Lockwood took over as dean two years ago.
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