TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

Education

Some Hillsborough teachers get raises, others just bonuses

TAMPA — As Hillsborough County School Board members marched through downtown Tampa, throwing beads and smiles to onlookers in the annual Martin Luther King Jr Day parade, Susan Valdes was distracted by a chant heard time and time again from th...
Updated one month ago
Thousands rally in Tallahassee, seek end of voucher lawsuit

Thousands rally in Tallahassee, seek end of voucher lawsuit

Thousands of parents and children are rallying against a lawsuit that could end the state’s largest private school voucher program.
Updated one month ago

Early Learning Coalition, school board both want control over applications

TAMPA — School leaders dug in their heels last week for a tug of war over who processes voluntary pre-kindergarten and subsidized school readiness program applications in Hillsborough County.
Updated one month ago
USF students answer King’s call during Stampede of Service

USF students answer King’s call during Stampede of Service

Some 2,000 University of South Florida students participated in Saturday’s annual Stampede of Service in Hillsborough County.
Updated one month ago
Musicians flood downtown Tampa for music education conference

Musicians flood downtown Tampa for music education conference

Downtown Tampa has had a little more rhythm this week as more than 10,000 music educators, students and professional musicians filled hotel rooms and eateries for a conference at the Tampa Convention Center.
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough school officials hope new buses address safety issues

Hillsborough school officials hope new buses address safety issues

Officials checked out one of the new buses that should hit the road in about two weeks as part of a 10-year plan to replace one of the oldest, and some argue dangerous, fleets in Florida.
Updated one month ago
High school juniors ‘guinea pigs’ for new SAT test

High school juniors ‘guinea pigs’ for new SAT test

TAMPA — He has taken the online practice tests, bought College Board workbooks, even signed up to spend weekends and afternoons in prep courses with a tutoring company.
Updated one month ago

USF students debate legislation that would allow guns on campus

As lawmakers in Tallahassee consider legislation that would allow guns on college campuses, four members of the University of South Florida’s student government had a debate of their own on Wednesday night.
Updated one month ago

School bus crashes in Riverview; children taken to hospital

All southbound lands were closed on U.S. 301 at Cowley Road in Riverview after a crash involving a school bus.
Updated one month ago

School board approves application for new charter high school in south Hillsborough

It took a two-year legal battle for the Hillsborough County School District to settle its contracts with Kids Community College’s Riverview elementary and middle school, but Tuesday night those contracts and an application to add a high school...
Updated one month ago