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Racking up stars



Hillsborough is bringing home the five-star bragging rights.

The state has recognized 109 Hillsborough schools as Five Star Schools for 2006-07. That's more than any other district in the state, and far surpasses neighboring districts. Pinellas counts 23 honorees; Pasco has 30; Hernando lists 2. Check out all the schools receiving Five Star honors.

The award recognizes schools seeing success with business partnerships, family involvement, volunteerism, student community service and decision-making under school advisory councils. The state Department of Education's requirements are listed here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:25am]


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