Education

Fox Hollow Elementary teacher Melissa Simpkins verifies which students belong on this bus Tuesday during dismissal. The Pasco School District has a new call center so parents can get information on bus comings and goings. BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Pasco school bus system on smoother course

LAND O'LAKES — Elizabeth Ford had a problem. Her children got on the bus Monday morning heading to Centennial Elementary School, but when it came time to return home, their driver left them at the wrong place. In past years, when Ford has called the Pasco School District to complain about busing issues, she waited  …

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  1. Pasco teacher union leader rebuked for political speech

    Teachers

    LAND O'LAKES — The Pasco County school district has rebuked United School Employees of Pasco leader Kenny Blankenship a second time this year for inappropriate behavior.

  2. Investigation of grade change for Hernando School Board member's son comes to no conclusions

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — After a nearly six-month investigation, the Hernando County School District has failed to reach a conclusion as to whether district staffers acted improperly in changing the grades of School Board member John Sweeney's son and whether any staff member released confidential student records to the …

    Hernando County School Board member John Sweeney
  3. Pasco School Board member questions student-athlete transfer policy

    K12

    LAND O'LAKES — Pasco County's student-athlete transfer policy has come under fire from one of its own School Board members.

  4. Pasco school bus system on smoother course

    K12

    LAND O'LAKES — Elizabeth Ford had a problem.

    Fox Hollow Elementary teacher Melissa Simpkins verifies which students belong on this bus Tuesday during dismissal. The Pasco School District has a new call center so parents can get information on bus comings and goings.
  5. Florida and feds in a showdown over when to test students still learning English

    K12

    Federal education officials have decided Florida does not know best when it comes to school accountability and English-language learners.

  6. Hernando's newest Boys & Girls Club will serve needs of eastside students

    Education

    SPRING HILL — Little kids scampered from their marble games and puzzles and huddled in front of the camera.

  7. New Hillsborough school opens doors to students for the first time

    K12

    Parents and students were showing up at J. Vince Thompson Elementary school Tuesday morning as Hillsborough schools opened their doors for the first day of the new school year.

    Parents and students arrive at Thompson Elementary  on Tuesday morning for the first day of classes in the new school year. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
  8. How our elite schools are failing us

    College

    In his introduction to Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, former Yale professor William Deresiewicz describes today's Ivy League as a highly competent zombie factory, one that "manufactures students who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also …

    Deresiewicz: Pursue a meaningful life.