Monday, December 11, 2017

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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida education news: Reading lessons, school names, threats and more

Florida education news: Reading lessons, school names, threats and more

READING LESSONS: Former Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy visits Hillsborough County elementary schools to encourage second graders to read.NEW NAME: The Pasco County school district seeks recommendations to rename Ridgewood High, which is being conve...
Published: 12/04/17
Possible progress in Hillsborough teacher pay conflict

Possible progress in Hillsborough teacher pay conflict

There might be a breakthrough in a months-long pay dispute between the Hillsborough County School District and its teachers.Chief of Staff Alberto Vazquez has called the School Board to a closed-door meeting on Monday morning.“We would like to ...
Published: 12/02/17
ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Nov. 27, 2017

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of Nov. 27, 2017

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission caused a buzz with its support of proposals to allow the use of state tax revenue for religious schools, set term limits for school board members and end the election of county school superintendents. Catc...
Published: 12/02/17
Financially disadvantaged students on path to USF get boost with new scholarship

Financially disadvantaged students on path to USF get boost with new scholarship

This week, financially disadvantaged students in the FUSE program that provides a pathway to the University of South Florida got a boost.Helios Education Foundation and USAmeriBank Foundation announced that they'll be committing up to $2.5 million to...
Published: 12/01/17
Updated: 12/02/17
University of Tampa to debut physician assistant program in fall 2019

University of Tampa to debut physician assistant program in fall 2019

In big news for a region starved for medical professionals, the University of Tampa has announced that it will start offering a master's degree program in physician assistant medicine, kicking off in fall 2019.Physician assistants, or PAs, ...
Published: 12/01/17
Pasco school district seeks new name for transformed Ridgewood High

Pasco school district seeks new name for transformed Ridgewood High

It's looking like the name of Ridgewood High School might be going away along with its traditions and programs.The Pasco County school district on Friday put out a request for recommended new names for the magnet technical high school that will ...
Published: 12/01/17
Florida education news: Term limits, Maria evacuees, student safety and more

Florida education news: Term limits, Maria evacuees, student safety and more

TERM LIMITS: A proposed amendment to the Florida constitution that would limit school board member terms caused quite the stir at this week's Florida School Boards Association conference. Many supported the concept, but suggested in reality the idea ...
Published: 12/01/17
Eakins’ remarks on teacher pay hit a nerve

Eakins’ remarks on teacher pay hit a nerve

Hillsborough teachers are reacting to this article about Hillsborough superintendent Jeff Eakins' remarks to the Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board. They also are mobilizing to appear in large numbers at this Tuesday's 3 p.m. School Board meeting, again...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/01/17
Amid sexual assault headlines, USF President Genshaft says first priority is students’ safety and well-being

Amid sexual assault headlines, USF President Genshaft says first priority is students’ safety and well-being

News stories about sexual assault have dogged the University of South Florida in recent days, from a new federal lawsuit alleging Title IX violations to ongoing investigations about the university's handling of sex violence cases.Thurs...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/01/17
Term limit proposal gets Florida school board members talking

Term limit proposal gets Florida school board members talking

House Bill 7069 was all the talk when the Florida School Boards Association held its conference in Tampa this past summer.At this week's conference, the controversial bill remained a discussion subject. But the buzz really was about the Constitution ...
Published: 11/30/17