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‘Be the one,’ Eakins tells new Hillsborough teachers

‘Be the one,’ Eakins tells new Hillsborough teachers

SEFFNER — Proudly, Jeff Eakins displayed images of three graduating high school seniors before an auditorium filled with new teachers.
Updated: 2 months ago
Eakins: Reorganization is first step to help Hillsborough kids read

Eakins: Reorganization is first step to help Hillsborough kids read

The Hillsborough County School District’s reorganizaton, with its reliance on eight area superintendents, is the first step towards curing a reading deficit that affects tens of thousands of children, Superintendent Jeff Eakins said Friday.
Updated: 2 months ago
40 low-performing elementary schools will cost Hillsborough district $6 million

40 low-performing elementary schools will cost Hillsborough district $6 million

TAMPA — Forty of the state’s 312 lowest-performing public elementary schools are in Hillsborough County, a fact that will cost the district nearly $6 million in the next school year as it continues to wrestle with budget issues.
Updated: 3 months ago
Fired USF ad­min­is­tra­tor turns to blog to rebut in­ves­ti­ga­tion's findings

Fired USF ad­min­is­tra­tor turns to blog to rebut in­ves­ti­ga­tion's findings

TAMPA — The former director of the communications school at the University of South Florida took to the Internet this week to dispute the findings of an investigation that led to his dismissal.
Updated: 3 months ago
Fewer Tampa Bay area schools earn A grades

Fewer Tampa Bay area schools earn A grades

Earlier than expected — and without any advance warning to school leaders or the public — the Florida Department of Education released a mixed bag of school grades Friday.
Updated: 3 months ago

Carlton: School Board ducks on progress for LGBT kids

The Hillsborough County School Board just backed off on a vote for inclusion, sending conservative activist Terry Kemple and his pack of pastors on a victory lap.
Updated: 3 months ago
USF fires top administrator who was hired despite serious lapses at previous job

USF fires top administrator who was hired despite serious lapses at previous job

TAMPA — In a case that has raised concern about the University of South Florida’s hiring practices, the school has fired a high-profile director who managed to sail through the vetting process in 2013 despite serious marks on his job re...
Updated: 3 months ago