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Megan Lipinczyk, right, a language arts teacher, helps fourth-grader Sai Chappadi, 10, while using new laptops last month at Turner/Bartels K-8 School in New Tampa. Officials were assessing whether servers can handle so many computers at once. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

More than half of Florida's school districts report problems as new tests get under way

The debut of Florida's new computerized testing system stumbled in its first hours Monday, as more than half of the state's school districts reported troubles accessing material online. Thousands of eighth, ninth and tenth graders attempting to log in at the same time appeared to overload the system, causing a slow …

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  1. Jesuit High School gets $1 million donation

    Education

    TAMPA — Big donations just keep flowing into Jesuit High School, with a $1 million gift announced Saturday, the eighth donation of at least $1 million in the last 18 months.

  2. Hillsborough district denies fault in death of Seminole Heights first grader

    K12

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County school officials admit Keith Logan Coty was 6 years old, that he became ill while at Seminole Heights Elementary School on Jan. 16, 2014, and that he died the next day in a hospital.

  3. More than half of Florida's school districts report problems as new tests get under way

    Testing

    The debut of Florida's new computerized testing system stumbled in its first hours Monday, as more than half of the state's school districts reported troubles accessing material online.

  4. Some education bills stand a better chance than others as legislative session begins

    K12

    State Sen. Alan Hays' bill that would require middle and high school students to watch the conservative-leaning film America: Imagine the World Without Her has garnered reams of press since he filed it in November.

  5. With funds scarce in Hernando, schools look to raise their own money

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Springstead High School's 35-year-old, bright-blue gym floor is hard on the joints of athletes and maybe even harder on the eyes of spectators.

Tampa Bay Times School Search 2015

CAMERON COTTRILL | Times

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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