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GIFTED EDUCATION: In Pinellas County schools, as elsewhere, most children in gifted programs are disproportionately white and wealthier. To broaden the diversity, the Pinellas district has... [Read More]
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SCHOOL CHOICE: The time for Tampa Bay area families to begin exploring schooling options for 2018-19 has arrived, as choice application windows open in the coming... [Read More]
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A 21-year-old Tampa woman died Tuesday night after turning into the path of another car in Thonotosassa, authorities said. [Read More]
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PLAY TIME: Florida parents won a hard fought battle this past spring to secure 20 minutes of daily recess for their children in district elementary... [Read More]
IN THE SUNSHINE: A Senate committee advances legislation to allow members of a Florida elected body, including school boards, to meet privately under certain circumstances. A... [Read More]
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Two legislative proposals with broad implications for Florida school district operations sailed through the Senate Community Affairs Committee on Tuesday with limited opposition. Each concept... [Read More]
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EARLY EDUCATION: Hillsborough County school district officials prepare to add preschool programs to schools serving high-poverty communities, if they have open space. Many of those... [Read More]
WORK CONDITIONS: Two teachers at a Pinellas County middle school request transfers out, saying the campus has become... [Read More]
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After months of discussion, several Florida school districts filed suit against the Legislature over the contentious HB 7069, calling parts of it unconstitutional. At the... [Read More]
IN COURT: A former Hillsborough County school district top administrator sues the School Board and its chief of staff, alleging board member corruption and intimidation.... [Read More]
FREE SPEECH: The University of Florida reluctantly hosts white nationalist activist Richard Spencer for a rally officials are encouraging students to ignore. Campus president Kent... [Read More]
START TIMES: Hillsborough County schools get new bell schedules for 2018-19, with high schools starting an hour later than in the past. Officials said the... [Read More]
Just to get it on the record here, thirteen Florida school boards including Pinellas County filed suit Monday in Leon County court, challenging the constitutionality of... [Read More]
NEW RULES: Once every 20 years, Florida convenes a commission to examine whether the state constitution needs amending. Education — Article IX — can play... [Read More]
FORCED OUT: Five teachers at Hernando County's Moton Elementary School are transferred out because of their value-added measure (VAM) scores. The school has struggled with... [Read More]
After a hiatus lengthened by Hurricane Irma, Florida lawmakers returned to Tallahassee this past week to begin their committee work leading to the 2018 session.... [Read More]
TURNAROUNDS: Seven Springs Elementary School, once one of Pasco County's highest performing elementary schools, looks for a way back to better academic results after its... [Read More]
ANOTHER CHOICE: Suggesting that bullied children shouldn't have to remain in the schools where they've been victimized, Florida House Republican leaders propose a new tax credit... [Read More]
A bill that won't likely be filed for another 30 days rose to the top of the Florida House's education priorities Wednesday, as Speaker Richard... [Read More]
After months of debate, including time for surveys and public meetings, Hillsborough County superintendent Jeff Eakins on Tuesday proposed a new set of bell times... [Read More]
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