Monday, July 16, 2018

Education

Plato Academy leader Steve Christopoulos dies in Costa Rica

Plato Academy leader Steve Christopoulos dies in Costa Rica

Steve Christopoulos, the CEO of one of the largest charter school operators in the Tampa Bay area, died Wednesday in Costa Rica.The 59-year-old was vacationing there with his three daughters, according to the company. Christopoulos was the CEO and pr...
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State grades push Hillsborough into an unexpected wave of principal transfers

State grades push Hillsborough into an unexpected wave of principal transfers

TAMPA — Hillsborough superintendent Jeff Eakins appointed 18 principals on Tuesday, so many and with so little notice for some that two members of the School Board tried to delay their approval.Eakins said he had little choice after this week’s relea...
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Hillsborough County Schools: by the numbers

Hillsborough County Schools: by the numbers

3rd210,76727,287largest district in Florida (out of 67)students, K-12 based on state count for 2016-17full-time staff in 2016-17$2.78 billion79%14243total budget for 2016-17graduation rateelementary schoolsmiddle schools2755011high schoolsK-8 schools...
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Romano out. Stratton in. Hernando school officials hire replacement superintendent

Romano out. Stratton in. Hernando school officials hire replacement superintendent

BROOKSVILLE — Despite hearing a handful of pleas to reinstate Superintendent Lori Romano, Hernando County school officials cemented their decision Tuesday by hiring her temporary replacement.Board members voted unanimously to approve a contract with ...
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Hillsborough school officials tout spending cuts as they prepare for a tight budget year

Hillsborough school officials tout spending cuts as they prepare for a tight budget year

TAMPA — Superintendent Jeff Eakins spent Tuesday morning making a case to the Hillsborough County School Board that his team has cut enough expenses to put the district on a short path to financial health.One more round of staffing adjustments should...
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Pasco parents need to register for online report cards

Pasco County parents should not check the mailbox for their children’s report cards this summer.The grades are coming online only.After months of planning, the district intended to release fourth-quarter report cards in the MyStudent grading system, ...
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STEM camp beats the summer doldrums for some Pasco students

STEM camp beats the summer doldrums for some Pasco students

DADE CITY —Just a few weeks into summer vacation, Pasco Middle School student Jade Neal, 14, was back at school, delving into a challenging STEM activity on force in motion, as the theme to Mission Impossible played in the background.The assignment? ...
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USF student, veteran and reservist wins a Pat Tillman Scholarship

USF student, veteran and reservist wins a Pat Tillman Scholarship

TAMPA — The Pat Tillman Foundation has named Stephanie Bauman, a University of South Florida student and member of the U.S. Army Reserve, a 2018 Tillman Military Scholar.Bauman is one of 60 military service veterans and military spouses from across t...
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Next step for Hillsborough schools facing biggest challenges: Hire more teachers

Next step for Hillsborough schools facing biggest challenges: Hire more teachers

TAMPA — As chief of diversity for the Hillsborough County School District, Minerva Spanner-Morrow tries to keep her expectations realistic. "We want the best of the best and I know that’s very difficult," she told principals last week as...
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Hernando school officials set to discuss replacement, sever ties after firing Superintendent Lori Romano

Hernando school officials set to discuss replacement, sever ties after firing Superintendent Lori Romano

BROOKSVILLE — With dust still settling from the Hernando County School Board’s close vote to fire Superintendent Lori Romano — and days before her time as head of the district runs out — school officials and community members seem to be already movin...
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