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Second-graders, front from left, Karinna Soto, Reese Wilkinson, Addison Patapoff and Grant Davis, all 7, and their classmates at Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’Lakes spent part of their first day of school last week watching a video with basketball legend Michael Jordan talking about the many failures he experienced on the path to success.Photos by BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

School tells students and their parents it's okay to fail

LAND O'LAKES — Preparing to market his new magnet school to parents, Sanders Memorial Elementary principal Jason Petry highlighted four core principles. Students first ... Learners have voice and choice ... Positive relationships lead to positive outcomes ... Failing forward. That last one jumped out at district co …


Amid campaign fundraising questions, Jeb Bush welcomes donors to Coral Gables tonight

Tropical Storm Erika nearly forced Jeb Bush's presidential campaign to call off a donor reception planned for Monday night in Coral Gables. But the storm dissipated before reaching Florida and the event will still take place, at the home of auto executive Manny Kadre, one of the donors told the Miami Herald....


Kriseman returns early from Cuba because of storm

Mayor Rick Kriseman's trip to Cuba ended early....


Florida education news: Failing, rezoning, expanding and more

FAILING FORWARD: A Pasco elementary magnet school teaches kids that failure can breed success....