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Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Education

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to teach aeronautics at Florida Tech

Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, will soon be teaching classes at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
Updated one month ago
Flood insurance is a good policy in Tampa Bay area

Flood insurance is a good policy in Tampa Bay area

With a widespread cleanup underway after major flooding, some homeowners are learning the hard way the limits of their insurance coverage.
Updated one month ago
Mentors helping new teachers one last year under Gates grant

Mentors helping new teachers one last year under Gates grant

SEFFNER — More than 1,200 new teachers are in their first week of work in Hillsborough County, complete with presentations on the rules, cafeteria lunches and a Wednesday pep rally with new Superintendent Jeff Eakins.
Updated one month ago
Young students get a leg up for school with free backpacks

Young students get a leg up for school with free backpacks

Young students in need got backpacks from older neighbors eager to help today at the Palm Garden Nursing Home, 3612 E. 138th Ave. in Tampa.
Updated one month ago

Hillsborough schools raided reserves, endangering bond rating

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District has eaten into more than half its $360 million reserve fund in the past two years without the knowledge of school board members, they say.
Updated one month ago
Free shots available at Hillsborough school health fairs

Free shots available at Hillsborough school health fairs

TAMPA — The start of a new school year means another round of required immunization shots.
Updated one month ago
Survey finds surprising lack of peer respect in Hillsborough schools

Survey finds surprising lack of peer respect in Hillsborough schools

One category in the annual districtwide survey surprised officials: Among middle and high school students combined, only 22 percent said they think their classmates treat one another with respect. Among elementary school students, the figure was 45 percent.
Updated one month ago
Back-to-school sales tax holiday starts Friday

Back-to-school sales tax holiday starts Friday

TAMPA — Those with school-age children — even those without who want to stock up on clothing, shoes, bags and classroom or office supplies — stand to save a few bucks during this week’s back-to-school sales tax holiday.
Updated one month ago

Overcrowding at Hillsborough schools prompts redistricting discussion

The numbers are clear: Hillsborough County Schools are running out of room.
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Hillsborough schools respond to federal complaints over discipline

TAMPA — On Tuesday, the Hillsborough County School Board gave its stamp of approval to a plan designed to drive down suspensions, in part because of a federal complaint filed over racial disparities in school discipline. ...
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