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Third Boca Ciega student arrested in drug-laced candy investigation

Third Boca Ciega student arrested in drug-laced candy investigation

A third Boca Ciega High School student has been arrested on charges of distributing candy laced with marijuana oil to other students, Gulfport police said Wednesday.
Updated one month ago
Police: Pinellas students arrested in marijuana-laced candy case

Police: Pinellas students arrested in marijuana-laced candy case

Two Boca Ciega High students have been arrested on charges they distributed gummy worms laced with marijuana oil to other students, Gulfport police said. The students will be charged with delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, a felony. A third arrest is pending.
Updated one month ago
School board members praise Eakins’ reorganization plan

School board members praise Eakins’ reorganization plan

TAMPA — For the most part, Hillsborough County School Board members praised Superintendent Jeff Eakins’ sweeping reorganization plan for his top district officials during Tuesdays meeting.
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Teacher suspended while school board probes class ‘privilege’ form

Teacher suspended while school board probes class ‘privilege’ form

TAMPA — A first-year teacher has been suspended with pay while the Hillsborough County School District investigates a class assignment she gave asking students to write down personal information like sexual orientation, gender identity and men...
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Everest student loans from 2010 to 2014 forgiven

Everest student loans from 2010 to 2014 forgiven

Students who racked up thousands of dollars in loans at Everest and WyoTech for-profit colleges can now have those debts cleared.
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Pasco gives students freedom from Pledge of Allegiance

Pasco gives students freedom from Pledge of Allegiance

WESLEY CHAPEL — Students throughout Pasco County stand up each morning before class begins. Of their own free will, they place their arms across their chest and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Updated: 2 months ago
Auditors tell HCC to get a handle on student debt, textbook costs

Auditors tell HCC to get a handle on student debt, textbook costs

TAMPA — Hillsborough Community College needs to get a better handle on financial controls, a state audit has found, pointing to textbook prices that vary as much as $177 for the same course and the school’s failure to keep track of stud...
Updated: 2 months ago
Riverhills Elementary a top 6 magnet school

Riverhills Elementary a top 6 magnet school

TEMPLE TERRACE — Diana Favata remembers back to only a few years ago when Riverhills Elementary was a struggling school. The students’ annual state test scores ranked near the bottom among Hillsborough County’s public schools....
Updated: 2 months ago

‘Gender expression’ might gain protection in Hillsborough schools

The Hillsborough County School Board plans to add protections for transgender students and staff to its discrimination and harassment policies. The policy change, one of many discussed Tuesday, won’t be made official until the end of June af...
Updated: 2 months ago
Eakins reveals plan for leadership changes in Hillsborough school district

Eakins reveals plan for leadership changes in Hillsborough school district

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Schools are about to see a major shake up among those at the top.
Updated: 2 months ago