Saturday, October 13, 2018

Education

Ron DeSantis and others want to put the Constitution ‘back’ in Florida schools. It’s already there.

Ron DeSantis and others want to put the Constitution ‘back’ in Florida schools. It’s already there.

Dawn Brown cued up a Discovery video about the 1689 English Bill of Rights, and told her seventh-grade civics students to pay close attention to the details."This is where the ideas for our Bill of Rights came from," Brown said, referring to the firs...
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Hernando schools aim to reduce use of restraints on special-needs students

Hernando schools aim to reduce use of restraints on special-needs students

BROOKSVILLE — Terri Zieschang started getting calls to pick up her son from Moton Elementary School in 2016, the year her family moved to Hernando County for a new start.A fourth-grader with autism and a slew of other behavioral and health com...
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How Hillsborough’s school air conditioning crisis got so bad

How Hillsborough’s school air conditioning crisis got so bad

Jim Dieringer took a call from a Sickles High parent whose son came home sopping wet after a day in class with no air conditioning.The school, just 21 years old, had reported dozens of cooling problems since the year began. The mom asked Dieringer, t...
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Therapy dog Callie Calusa makes connections with Pasco students

Therapy dog Callie Calusa makes connections with Pasco students

NEW PORT RICHEY — Calusa Elementary students stream from school buses and head toward classrooms, but first there’s a quick stop to greet a Calusa favorite — a black French bulldog, Callie Calusa, the school’s therapy dog....
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Pasco school notes for Oct. 5

CalendarOct. 12: End of first grading quarter.Oct. 15: Teacher planning day. No school for students.Oct. 23: Report cardsBriefsBelle of the Ball Project will provide free homecoming dresses and accessories to in-need high school girls from 10 a.m. to...
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Men of Lake Magdalene UMC look to boost reading, pride at Chamberlain High

Men of Lake Magdalene UMC look to boost reading, pride at Chamberlain High

What started as a mission to improve literacy rates and decrease behavioral problems in North Tampa elementary schools has evolved into a multifaceted effort to lift grades and reinvigorate school spirit at Chamberlain High.Last year, Terry Sisco, wh...
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Florida teacher says she was fired for refusing to give credit

Florida teacher says she was fired for refusing to give credit

PORT ST. LUCIE — A Florida history teacher says she was fired for refusing to give half-credit to students who didn't turn in their assignments.Diane Tirado says her school along Florida's Treasure Coast had a "no zero" policy, requi...
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Pinellas education news: Newest high school gets a name, and more

Pinellas education news: Newest high school gets a name, and more

New technical high school is named for donorPinellas Technical High School will be renamed to honor the late businessman and philanthropist Richard O. Jacobson of Clearwater, the Pinellas County School Board decided this week. A foundation in his nam...
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New Pasco Middle School principal sent in to improve climate, provide leadership

Plagued with low staff morale, Pasco Middle School got a new principal Sept. 21 who was charged with improving the climate of the Dade City campus.Danielle "Dee Dee" Johnson, principal of Wesley Chapel High since early 2017, was appointed t...
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USF assistant VP rides AHN wave of support to success

USF assistant VP rides AHN wave of support to success

Editor’s note: Academy of the Holy Names junior Tress Jacobs spent the summer of 2018 shadowing Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper. To conclude the experience, she interviewed Academy alumnus Kim Wilmath Hill and filed this report.By Tres...
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