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Tampa Bay Times Education Investigation: How Pinellas County is failing its black students

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  1. Pasco School Board moves forward with new attendance zones, despite complaints


    LAND O'LAKES — Despite an outcry from some affected communities, the Pasco School Board gave initial approval Tuesday to new attendance zones for several elementary schools in the Wesley Chapel-Lutz area.

  2. Pinellas violated class size rules, state investigation finds


    State investigators have determined that the Pinellas County school district knowingly violated Florida's class size rules in 2013-14 to make it look like schools had smaller classes than they actually did.

    A scene in a courtyard at St. Petersburg High, one of Pinellas County's largest high schools. State investigators found that the county violated rules regulating class sizes by using substitute teachers to make student-to-teacher ratios appear better than they were. [Times file photo]
  3. Pasco moves to cut ties with troubled alternative school, but offers a second chance


    Citing concerns over student safety, the Pasco County School Board on Tuesday moved to cut its ties with AMI Kids, a privately run alternative school that enrolls up to 120 at-risk students.