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Largo woman charged with throwing acid on man’s face
A Largo woman has been arrested after police say she poured a bottle of muriatic acid onto a person's face.
Published on 06/16/13
Updated on 06/17/13
Pinellas hoping to improve static reading scores
With furrowed brows, red faces and watery eyes, teams of the best elementary student readers in Pinellas County Schools put their knowledge to the test Thursday in the 15th-annual District Battle of the Books.
Published on 06/02/13
Pinellas schools to see state funding increase
Next year, Pinellas County Schools will get an additional $37 million in funding from the state, about half of which will fund raises for teachers, principals and assistant principals.
Published on 05/14/13
St. Pete prostitution scheme used underage girls, authorities say
The enforcer would stay with her in the hotel room until the john arrived.
Published on 05/13/13
Updated on 05/14/13
Principals changed at three struggling Pinellas schools
Principals at three of five underperforming Pinellas County Schools will be replaced next month and move into high-performing schools.
Published on 05/07/13
Largo trying (again) to bolster its downtown
The city has invested millions of dollars to spruce up a section of West Bay Drive, but the downtown retail district has yet to take off. Local business owners and city officials hope new efforts can change that.
Published on 05/05/13
Staff at five struggling Pinellas schools must reapply for jobs
Staff members at five Pinellas County schools will have to re-apply for their jobs as part of a dramatic effort to turn around the schools after years of poor test grades.
Published on 04/30/13
Pinellas schools consider shift in elementary P.E. schedules
The district might change physical education classes to three times per week instead of each day to open time for tutoring and teacher planning.
Published on 04/29/13
Updated on 04/30/13
Largo High IB program to increase options in Pinellas schools
Bentley Adams wants to study languages and travel the world, but that dream will only come true after she gets through the International Baccalaureate program at what her friends call “Larghetto High School.”
Published on 04/24/13
Pinellas board OKs charter school, building sale
The old Southside Fundamental Middle School building in South St. Petersburg will have a new tenant this fall.
Published on 04/23/13
Founder of 50 Legs heads to his native Boston
Steve Chamberland this week has heard from a lot of childhood friends from his hometown in Massachusetts.
Published on 04/19/13
Pinellas schools want to add extra tutoring next year
The Promise Time program would continue working with academically struggling students expected to enroll in an intense six-week program this summer.
Published on 04/16/13
Updated on 04/17/13
Pinellas County, Largo fishing museum in rent standoff
Hundreds of children every year get their first exposure to fishing at the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum in Largo.
Published on 04/11/13
Pinellas schools to focus on dropout programs
Pinellas County educators hope more technical courses and programs to get students back on track faster can reduce the cases of truancy and behavior problems.
Published on 04/08/13
Pinellas school board honors school bus “heroes.”
Feb. 11 was a typical morning for school bus driver Jim Letos, who was driving students to Palm Harbor Middle School when he spotted something a few feet away, on the side of U.S. 19.
Published on 03/12/13