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

Tampa Bay Times School Search 2015


  1. After a year of hurdles, Florida's 2015 school grades are coming. Will anyone care?


    Florida schools expect to get their 2015 state grades as early as Tuesday, and Sgt. Paul R. Smith Middle School principal JoAnn Johnson has a good feeling.

    Participants in a three-day Education Accountability Summit in Clearwater in 2013 listed the strengths of Florida's school grading system as the state began its transition to new standards. The grading system -- and the transition -- would later come under attack after problems in 2015 with the new state test, the Florida Standards Assessments. [SCOTT KEELER    |    Times]
  2. Florida's funding for after-school and mentoring programs could change

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Republican leaders of the Florida Senate want to drastically change how they dole out funding for after-school programs that provide homework help, mentoring and gang prevention services to thousands of children, often living in Florida's most impoverished and vulnerable neighborhoods.

    Anclote High School sophomore Xander Miller (left) spends some time earlier this year with third grader, Austin Maynard, 9, (right) in the media center at Gulfside Elementary School in Holiday. Miller is part of the school's Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Many after-schools programs could face a drastic change in how state funding is doled out. [MICHELE MILLER |  Times]
  3. Hacker gains access to 63,000 Social Security numbers at UCF


    ORLANDO — The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers.

    The University of Central Florida student union. [Times file photo]

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