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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Education

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.
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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...
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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....
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‘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...
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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.
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U.S. Department of Education begins civil rights probe of Pinellas school district

U.S. Department of Education begins civil rights probe of Pinellas school district

The U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil rights investigation into whether the Pinellas County School District has been systematically discriminating against black children.
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Mental exercise can keep older drivers on road, USF research says

Mental exercise can keep older drivers on road, USF research says

Researchers at the University of South Florida say brain training exercises designed for improving memory can also help older adults hang on to their ability to drive.
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