Monday, June 18, 2018

Education

Unhappy with superintendent’s budget wish list, Hernando School Board shuts down talk of tax increase

Unhappy with superintendent’s budget wish list, Hernando School Board shuts down talk of tax increase

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County schools Superintendent Lori Romano presented to the School Board Tuesday nearly $53 million worth of budget priorities, asking them to choose which will be funded in the upcoming school year.The board voted 3-2 later Tue...
Published: 06/13/18
Pasco summit aims to merge school cultures while making students feel included

Pasco summit aims to merge school cultures while making students feel included

NEW PORT RICHEY — The dozen Fivay High school students and their administrators arrived at the Pasco County school district’s annual Together We Stand conference with a clear goal in mind.With hundreds of former Ridgewood High students arriving in th...
Published: 06/12/18
An ambitious new goal for Hillsborough schools: Every child up to speed on reading by third grade

An ambitious new goal for Hillsborough schools: Every child up to speed on reading by third grade

TAMPA — Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins has an ambitious new goal. He wants more students to be proficient in reading."I think it is the code to crack," Eakins said in an interview. He also told the School Board on Tuesday that ...
Published: 06/08/18
Riverview Chamber seeks donations for upcoming teachers event

Riverview Chamber seeks donations for upcoming teachers event

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce again will honor local educators with its Teaching to Excellence breakfast on Aug. 8.The event annually celebrates 300 new teachers from Riverview’s elementary, middle and high school, as well as the Teachers...
Published: 06/05/18
Updated: 06/07/18
Pinellas teachers union endorses School Board candidates, steering clear of incumbents

Pinellas teachers union endorses School Board candidates, steering clear of incumbents

As three Pinellas County School Board members try to hold onto their seats this summer, the teachers’ union will throw its weight behind new blood. The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association endorsed each incumbent in 2014, but PCTA president Mike G...
Published: 06/07/18
Hillsborough school district and teachers reach tentative deal on pay

Hillsborough school district and teachers reach tentative deal on pay

TAMPA — After more than a year of often tense negotiations and teacher protests, the Hillsborough County School District and the teachers union announced today they have reached a tentative agreement on pay and benefits.The two sides characterized th...
Published: 06/06/18
Pinellas education news: Summer Bridge, kindergarten registration, jobs program and STEM camps

Pinellas education news: Summer Bridge, kindergarten registration, jobs program and STEM camps

17,000 students start Summer Bridge this weekThe Pinellas County school system on Tuesday kicked off Summer Bridge, an annual program for students who are performing below grade level in reading or math and need extra support, or who are behind in gr...
Published: 06/07/18
So it’s on to high school now. Here’s a bullet shield for your backpack

So it’s on to high school now. Here’s a bullet shield for your backpack

As the school year wound down this week at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Chadds Ford, Pa., eighth-grade students were handed a gift meant to prepare them for their transition to high school: a bullet-resistant shield that can fit in their backpack...
Published: 06/06/18
Hooper: SEL lends a solution to the increasingly toxic world of kids

Hooper: SEL lends a solution to the increasingly toxic world of kids

An incident recently arose between students at Jesuit High School and Academy of the Holy Names that involved allegations of cyberbullying, homophobia, misogyny and assault.It only involved a fraction of the students at two of Tampa’s most prestigiou...
Published: 05/19/18
Updated: 06/05/18

Safe schools, career training high on Pasco parents’ wish list

Citing later state testing windows as a primary reason, the Pasco County school district has done away with senior week off, moving final exams later in the spring and scheduling graduations in June instead of the end of May.The School Board official...
Published: 06/05/18