Friday, November 24, 2017

Education

With $15 million donation to USF, top donors urge others to follow their lead

With $15 million donation to USF, top donors urge others to follow their lead

TAMPA — The university had already hit its $1 billion fundraising goal, and the college sweethearts had already cemented their spot as the top donors to their beloved alma mater.At a black tie gala at Amalie Arena on Saturday, though, philanthropic g...
Published: 11/10/17
Updated: 11/11/17
Teachers in Hillsborough decide that for a week they will ‘work the contract’

Teachers in Hillsborough decide that for a week they will ‘work the contract’

TAMPA — Teachers in Hillsborough County will "work the contract" for a week after Thanksgiving to illustrate their dissatisfaction with treatment from the school district.That means no late meetings or phone calls with parents and no grading papers a...
Published: 11/10/17
Hernando School Board opts for second districtwide evaluation of superintendent

Hernando School Board opts for second districtwide evaluation of superintendent

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to spend $10,000 for a second districtwide survey to evaluate the performance of superintendent Lori Romano.Like the first, which went out in May, the survey will be facilit...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Student burned in High Point Elementary fire had a lighter

Student burned in High Point Elementary fire had a lighter

CLEARWATER — A High Point Elementary student who was airlifted with burn injuries Wednesday had a lighter at school, district officials say.Pinellas County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Wolf on Thursday said the student was burned while in possession of t...
Published: 11/09/17
After withdrawing application, Hernando charter school team says it will be back

After withdrawing application, Hernando charter school team says it will be back

BROOKSVILLE — Following an afternoon of tough questions and criticism from the Hernando County School Board on Tuesday, those behind a proposed charter school for the "academically advanced" have withdrawn their application. According to Schoo...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Hundreds of students at Hillsborough high schools walk out to protest teacher wage freezes

Hundreds of students at Hillsborough high schools walk out to protest teacher wage freezes

TAMPA — A protest over teacher pay that began with some 15 students early this week mushroomed into much larger movement Wednesday as hundreds of Hillsborough County high school students from eight campuses briefly walked out of their classes. ...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/09/17
Student burned in fire at High Point Elementary, airlifted to Tampa General

Student burned in fire at High Point Elementary, airlifted to Tampa General

CLEARWATER — A High Point Elementary student was airlifted with burn injuries after a fire broke out at the school Wednesday afternoon.The Largo Fire Department responded to the call around 2:20 p.m. and is still investigating the cause of the fire, ...
Updated one month ago
Randall Middle helps students commemorate, connect to 9/11

Randall Middle helps students commemorate, connect to 9/11

LITHIA — Establishing an emotional connection to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for middle school students isn’t an easy feat considering they were not alive to watch in horror as the Twin Towers fell.Randall Middle School teachers, after year...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/10/17
Sparked by high school students, Cross Out Cancer 5K moves towards third year

Sparked by high school students, Cross Out Cancer 5K moves towards third year

TAMPA — There are teenagers out there changing the world — in rather large, significant ways — for the better.Dozens of them are cross country runners right here in the Tampa Bay area.Two of them, Academy of the Holy Names alumnus Lizzie Dolan and AH...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/10/17
Ridgewood High to be converted to technical school, Pasco board decides

Ridgewood High to be converted to technical school, Pasco board decides

LAND O’LAKES — Say goodbye to Ridgewood High School as you know it.Next fall, the school, in New Port Richey, will focus on technical and career education. Its attendance zones will be erased, its students reassigned to nearby traditional high school...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/09/17