Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Education

Pinellas education news: School Board candidate forums, ancient brew at USFSP, and more

Pinellas education news: School Board candidate forums, ancient brew at USFSP, and more

Meet the candidates for Pinellas School Board The public is invited to three forums showcasing this year’s candidates for the Pinellas County School Board. All three events are sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, St. Petersburg College, P...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/11/18

Pasco moms ask school district for more anti-discrimination efforts and training

Sheena Lofton-Huggins saw her son struggle this past year dealing with racism and prejudice at Mitchell High School. He didn’t have all the support he needed, Lofton-Huggins said, or the strategies to stand firm. When she sought to send her son to Co...
Published: 07/11/18
If they win this game show, young people can have their student debt paid off

If they win this game show, young people can have their student debt paid off

NEW YORK - Student debt afflicts as many as 44 million Americans, with the average student now carrying $37,000 in loans. The total amount owed in the United States exceeds $1.3 trillion.Of all the ideas to solve this crisis, a game show might not be...
Published: 07/09/18
Robotics teams pave way for STEM interest

Robotics teams pave way for STEM interest

TAMPA — When the combined robotic teams from Jesuit High School and Academy of the Holy Names met 2-year-old Theo Rimes at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, the students’ eyes lit up.Known as the Stealth Tigers, they surrounded Theo as he sped around...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/08/18
Bach to Rock music school turns music lessons into a group activity in Lutz

Bach to Rock music school turns music lessons into a group activity in Lutz

LUTZ — When Rick Schmidt opens his new music school, Bach To Rock, platinum awards, autographed items and guitars from musicians with Florida connections to Florida will adorn the walls. With more than 20 years in the radio and music industry, Schmid...
Published: 07/05/18
New Hernando schools superintendent hopes to restore trust in district

New Hernando schools superintendent hopes to restore trust in district

BROOKSVILLE — As the new, temporary superintendent of Hernando County schools, John Stratton is tasked with more than running a school district. He’s putting a community back together.The firing of his former boss and predecessor Lori Romano left a w...
Published: 07/03/18
Pinellas education news: USF keeping first-time students on track, and more

Pinellas education news: USF keeping first-time students on track, and more

USF St. Petersburg touts success in retaining students An effort to keep first-time college students on track at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg has resulted in a 10 percentage-point increase in retention rates for that group, the scho...
Published: 07/03/18
Epilogue: Ruskin E. Reddoch coached his Tarpon Springs players on and off the field

Epilogue: Ruskin E. Reddoch coached his Tarpon Springs players on and off the field

Rusty, coach, dad, grandpa and great grandpa are just a few of the names Ruskin E. Reddoch went by over his 99 years. He had just celebrated his 73rd wedding anniversary with his wife, Marjorie, days before falling ill. Mr. Reddoch died June 11. He w...
Published: 07/05/18
Trump to rescind Obama-era guidance on affirmative action

Trump to rescind Obama-era guidance on affirmative action

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to rescind Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a person’s race into account to encourage diversity in admissions, a U.S. official said Tuesday.The shift would give schools and universitie...
Published: 07/03/18
All (yes, all) students in Hernando schools will get free breakfast and lunch through 2022

All (yes, all) students in Hernando schools will get free breakfast and lunch through 2022

BROOKSVILLE — Every student in Hernando County will have access to free breakfast and lunch at school through 2022, thanks to an unlikely helper: Hurricane Irma.The federal Community Eligibility Provision program, which offers meal assistance for sch...
Published: 07/05/18