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USF trustees will move quickly to replace president Judy Genshaft

USF trustees will move quickly to replace president Judy Genshaft

TAMPA — It felt like University of South Florida trustees had to chase the Energizer bunny around, John Ramil remembers, even in the earliest days of Judy Genshaft’s tenure as president. In their first strategy session together, USF’s longest-serving...
Published: 09/10/18
What they’re saying: The reaction to USF president Judy Genshaft’s retirement news

What they’re saying: The reaction to USF president Judy Genshaft’s retirement news

Across the Tampa Bay area, people are reacting to today’s news that USF president Judy Genshaft will retire next summer. They include a range of voices, including leaders in the realms of government, business, education, health and sports. Here is a ...
Published: 09/10/18
More Florida counties are voting to raise local taxes for schools. Is it a message to lawmakers?

More Florida counties are voting to raise local taxes for schools. Is it a message to lawmakers?

In a video that appeared on YouTube in mid-May, the Republican-controlled Florida House of Representatives said "union bosses and their media allies" were pushing a "myth." It wasn’t true, they said, that state funding for public schools had increase...
Published: 09/10/18
First in the state: Drone-pilot degree program takes flight at Pasco-Hernando State College

First in the state: Drone-pilot degree program takes flight at Pasco-Hernando State College

DADE CITY — The devices zipping and whirring over the Pasco-Hernando State College campus Monday might have looked like toys from afar.The students and instructors piloting the unmanned aircraft from the ground, however, considered them anything but....
Published: 09/10/18

School calendar• Sept. 14: Progress reports.• Oct. 12: End of first grading quarter.• Oct. 15: Teacher planning day. No school for students.• Oct. 23: Report cards.Briefs• Pasco Schools After-School Enrichment Programs Department will host a Job Fair...
Published: 09/10/18
Pasco principal reads aloud to students on Facebook, one of many efforts to improve their learning

Pasco principal reads aloud to students on Facebook, one of many efforts to improve their learning

NEW PORT RICHEY — Seven Springs Elementary principal Todd Cluff sat comfortably in his home on a Sunday evening, holding a picture book. A video camera clicked on, and Cluff read singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s words from Forever Young, "May your wishe...
Published: 09/10/18
New rankings: University of Florida is nation’s eighth-best public university, USF jumps 10 places

New rankings: University of Florida is nation’s eighth-best public university, USF jumps 10 places

Only seven public universities in America are better than the University of Florida when it comes to delivering a public education, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report college rankings released Monday.Florida tied with Georgia Tech for eig...
Published: 09/10/18
Which college degrees are the most and least valuable to Floridians?

Which college degrees are the most and least valuable to Floridians?

Do what you love.The ubiquitous career advice hurled at young people sounds so simple. Make a career of your passions.For some, it’s pitch perfect. They know what they love, and they will get the training or college degree that allows them to get the...
Published: 09/10/18
A letter from Judy Genshaft: ‘The right time for me to step down.’

A letter from Judy Genshaft: ‘The right time for me to step down.’

TAMPA — This afternoon, the long-serving president of the University of South Florida will announce to the world that she’s stepping down after 18 years. But first, Judy Genshaft wrote a letter to students, faculty, staff and higher education leaders...
Published: 09/10/18
Timeline: The Judy Genshaft era at USF

Timeline: The Judy Genshaft era at USF

TAMPA — University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, who in her 18 years at the school’s helm has steered the research powerhouse along a swift upward trajectory into a new era of ‘preeminence,’ is expected to announce her retirement Monday.H...
Published: 09/10/18