Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of May 27, 2018

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of May 27, 2018

The Florida House Majority Office recently blistered school districts, teacher union and media with criticism they had created a "myth" about state public education funding. Politifact Florida suggests such an interpretation is too dismissive of the ...
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Framers’ views ‘irrelevant’ in Florida education funding case, state lawyers argue

Framers’ views ‘irrelevant’ in Florida education funding case, state lawyers argue

Efforts by some members of the 1998 Florida Constitution Revision Commission should not influence the state Supreme Court's role in a 9-year-old school funding lawsuit based on that commission's work, lawyers for the state Department of Edu...
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School safety, career education top concerns in Pasco community survey

School safety, career education top concerns in Pasco community survey

Pasco County residents want to see safer schools and more opportunities offered to students who aren't necessarily college bound.Those are two key takeaways from a two-week community survey in which nearly 3,700 residents submitted mor...
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What’s your summertime advice for students?

What’s your summertime advice for students?

Kids across Florida have time on their hands now that classes are ending for the next two months.Many got summertime assignments. Some will spend hours in classrooms making up credits and courses. (Post-third grade reading camp, anyone? Summer Bridge...
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Florida education news: Graduations, after-school programs, curriculum and more

Florida education news: Graduations, after-school programs, curriculum and more

GRADUATION DAY: Plans to end senior week off for Pasco County high schools have generated some pushback from parents who don't like the idea. They have one more opportunity to give input to the School Board, which is set to take official action ...
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New after-school program on tap for two Pasco County middle schools

New after-school program on tap for two Pasco County middle schools

Two Pasco County middle schools that dismiss before 2 p.m. daily plan to offer after-school programs in the fall, offering a supervised option for the youngsters who might otherwise have little to do until their parents get home f...
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CCC kicks off campus expansion

CCC kicks off campus expansion

Clearwater Central Catholic High School has begun construction on a $15 million project to replace three of the oldest buildings on campus with five new buildings providing more than 53,000 square feet of space.The improvements will include 24 classr...
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Pasco School Board prepares to make later graduation dates official

Pasco School Board prepares to make later graduation dates official

Citing later testing windows as a primary reason, the Pasco County school district has announced its plan to do away with senior week off, move final exams later in the spring and hold graduations in June instead of the end of May.It's not quite a do...
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Gradebook podcast: Rivals, factions, Facebook and the Hillsborough School Board

Gradebook podcast: Rivals, factions, Facebook and the Hillsborough School Board

The Hillsborough County school district, eighth largest in the nation, has plenty of concerns, such as persistent low reading scores in several schools and ongoing financial woes. Its school board would like to seek help from the community, perhaps i...
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Florida education news: Grading lawmakers, checking addresses, changing leaders and more

Florida education news: Grading lawmakers, checking addresses, changing leaders and more

LAWMAKER GRADES: The Florida Education Association rolls out its first legislative report card in more than 20 years, scoring lawmakers on how well they adhered to the union's priorities. The FEA used the release to emphasize its objection ...
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