Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Education

From Stanford to Harvard, teen applied to 20 colleges - and got full rides to all of them

From Stanford to Harvard, teen applied to 20 colleges - and got full rides to all of them

Micheal Brown’s streak started in December, when the high school senior checked on his application status at Stanford University. He had applied there early — it was his top-choice college then — and fought off nerves as he sat down at a laptop, surr...
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Pasco County schools wants your ideas for improvement

Forget the suggestion box in the front office.The Pasco County school district has sent out an online all-call to schools, cities, civic groups and other entities, asking for ideas for how it can do better.ThoughtExchange went live Monday . Leaders r...
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River Ridge senior wins appointments to two military academies

River Ridge senior wins appointments to two military academies

NEW PORT RICHEY — It was history making.Connor Beckman, 17 and a River Ridge High School senior, glanced at emails in physics class on March 8. He read a message, then signaled his teacher, excitement bursting forth. "I’ve gotten appointments to both...
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Pinellas education news: Formal welcome for the new SPC president, student art accolades and more

Pinellas education news: Formal welcome for the new SPC president, student art accolades and more

SPC to formally welcome new president Friday Tonjua Williams became the seventh president of St. Petersburg College last summer, but Friday the school will formally mark the transition with a Presidential Investiture at 10 a.m. SPC describes the eve...
Published: 04/02/18
Updated: 04/04/18
Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in so...
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Hernando school district pays $150,000 to end lawsuit with bus tracking company

An longtime battle between a bus tracking company and the Hernando County School District ended last week with a $150,000 settlement, which the district will pay to Indianapolis-based Synovia Solutions.The School Board agreed to enter into a contract...
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School news for April 6

Calendar• April 27: Progress reports• May 17-20: High school graduations.• May 25: Last day of school for students.Theatre/Art/Music• Gulf High drama club presents Little Shop of Horrors at 7 p.m. April 5-7 and 2 p.m. April 8 at the school, 5355 Scho...
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Pinellas rushes to train dozens of new school resource officers

Pinellas rushes to train dozens of new school resource officers

School districts around the state are grappling with how to properly train and station armed guards at every school to comply with a new state law by the start of the new school year.Districts could arm and train school employees, which is an option ...
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Romano: Lawmakers need to admit, and fix, their school safety mistake

Romano: Lawmakers need to admit, and fix, their school safety mistake

Squad cars raced into the school’s parking lot just minutes before dismissal. Hernando County deputies spread out around the campus, and classrooms went into lockdown mode.For about 30 minutes, even beyond the school’s final bell, teachers and studen...
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Risks and rewards come with adding middle years to three elementary schools

Risks and rewards come with adding middle years to three elementary schools

TAMPA — Families in northern Hillsborough are choosing, in big numbers, to keep their children in three elementary schools through eighth grade.Nearly 300 students have applied for seats in what soon will be K-8 schools at Lutz, Maniscalco and Pizzo ...
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