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Hernando student art show plays to bigger audience this year

Hernando student art show plays to bigger audience this year

SPRING HILL — Students throughout Hernando County shared their "wild" artistic abilities recently in the Hernando County School District’s 20th annual Art Gallery at the Towne Square Mall. The show, with the theme "Wild About Art," was held May 12 an...
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Winthrop Arts Factory goes mobile to connect with Wimauma

WIMAUMA — The Winthrop Arts Factory has expanded its reach, to be able to provide the community’s children with the gift of art.After teaming up with the Hispanic Services Council, Winthrop Art’s town artist, Bryant Martinez, launched an eight-week p...
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Drumline is the heartbeat of Tampa’s Potter Elementary School

Drumline is the heartbeat of Tampa’s Potter Elementary School

TAMPA — This was an important year for Potter Elementary School. The East Tampa institution is trying to raise its test scores and meet state expectations. Depending on the outcome of this year’s tests, an outside operator could take over the school ...
Published: 05/26/18
Updated: 06/18/18
Literacy program celebrates success

Literacy program celebrates success

RUSKIN — Marching through the cafeteria at Ruskin Elementary to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance, the graduating class of 2018 proudly accepted its diplomas after successfully completing a special literacy program.But these weren’t seniors or eve...
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Sparks fly among Hillsborough School Board members as private messages are leaked

Sparks fly among Hillsborough School Board members as private messages are leaked

TAMPA — Somebody got into Hillsborough County School Board member Melissa Snively’s Facebook account, copied her messages and gave them to a newspaper publisher who is a friend of her rivals on the board.The posts discussed politics and power struggl...
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On eve of strategic plan, community survey points to shortfalls in Hernando schools

On eve of strategic plan, community survey points to shortfalls in Hernando schools

BROOKSVILLE — As administrators finalize their five-year plan for the Hernando County School District, more than 400 people responded to a community survey to weigh in on its operations, many pointing to shortfalls and flaws.Respondents of the anonym...
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Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

ST. PETERSBURG — An Eckerd College student who was critically injured last weekend during an accidental fall on campus shortly before she was to graduate died today, the school announced.Rebecca Ryan "Becca" Lavin-Burgher would have graduated with a ...
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A school resource officer allegedly told a gay student she would go to hell. Now he’s going away.

A school resource officer allegedly told a gay student she would go to hell. Now he’s going away.

The stares and whispers started on the first day of school more than two years ago, when Liv Funk and Hailey Smith silently declared their relationship in the halls of North Bend High School by holding hands.They knew coming out would be hard in the ...
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What is a college’s responsibility to parents when a student is suicidal?

What is a college’s responsibility to parents when a student is suicidal?

CLINTON, N.Y. — In the days after her son Graham hanged himself in his dormitory room at Hamilton College, Gina Burton went about settling his affairs in a blur of efficiency, her grief tinged with a nagging sense that something did not add up.She fi...
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Ridgewood High faithful recall ‘Pride of Pasco’ as school forges a new path

Ridgewood High faithful recall ‘Pride of Pasco’ as school forges a new path

NEW PORT RICHEY — The line snaked through the hallways and into the cafeteria, as the Ridgewood High faithful waited for their chance to secure a piece of the school’s 40-year history.They came by the hundreds — current and former students, staff and...
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