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MaryEllen Elia, fired four months ago as superintendent of the Hillsborough County public Schools, on Tuesday was offered the top education job in the state of New York. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

Former Hillsborough schools chief Elia to become education commissioner in New York

TAMPA — MaryEllen Elia, fired four months ago as superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, was named New York's state education commissioner on Tuesday. Elia, 66, will replace John B. King Jr., who left in December to take a job at the U.S. Department of Education. She will be paid $250,000 a year. The  …

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  1. Hillsborough School Board races start to shape up for 2016

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    TAMPA — Four months after they fired a controversial superintendent, members of the Hillsborough County School Board are facing their first wave of election opponents.

  2. Hernando School district launches sales tax campaign

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    SPRING HILL — Hernando County school superintendent Lori Romano launched the grass roots campaign for the upcoming vote on a half-cent sales tax by enlisting school administrators to spread the word of the district's financial crisis.

    Hernando District Schools Superintendent Lori Romano talks during the school board workshop held at the Hernando County School Board on  Tuesday, November 4, 2013. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  3. Former Hillsborough schools chief Elia to become education commissioner in New York

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    TAMPA — MaryEllen Elia, fired four months ago as superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, was named New York's state education commissioner on Tuesday.

    MaryEllen Elia, fired four months ago as superintendent of the Hillsborough County public Schools, on Tuesday was offered the top education job in the state of New York. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
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Families get more choices as Pinellas broadens its school options

The Pinellas County School District is mostly a system of traditional neighborhood schools where students are assigned based on where they live. But you can feel a distinct shift over the p …

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