Friday, June 22, 2018

Education

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading tests

Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading tests

Hernando County’s third-graders raised the bar just a touch on state reading test scores this year, outperforming school districts in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas to push past the state average, according to data recently released by the Florida ...
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Romano: Florida’s schools engaged in double standard of epic proportions

Romano: Florida’s schools engaged in double standard of epic proportions

Your religious views matter, and don’t let anyone ever tell you differently. This goes for evangelicals and agnostics, and everyone in between. A lawyer might argue it’s a First Amendment right, but it’s also a courtesy we should a...
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PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Here’s why that’s overstated

PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Here’s why that’s overstated

Florida House Republicans are playing mythbusters on claims of stagnant school spending.The House Majority Office, which is overseen by Speaker Richard Corcoran, released a five-minute video May 17 that takes aim at teachers’ unions and state educato...
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