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New Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins speaks during a news conference on his first official day as superintendent Wednesday. Behind him are School Board members, from left, April Griffin, Sally Harris, Doretha Edgecomb and Cindy Stuart.SKIP O’ROURKE | Times

Hillsborough schools chief promises focus on graduation rates, individual attention

TAMPA — Schoolchildren will feel cared for from the moment they board the bus. Employees will be fulfilled in their jobs. Businesses will get workers who are clear-headed, well-mannered and prepared to compete in a global economy. Jeff Eakins' plans for the Hills­borough County school system sound ambitious, especi …

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Concerns of parents over schedule, curriculum changes at Pine View Middle draw officials' attention

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Hernando teams take top prizes at International Human-Powered Submarine Races

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  1. Concerns of parents over schedule, curriculum changes at Pine View Middle draw officials' attention

    K12

    LAND O'LAKES — Families at Pine View Middle School are tempering their criticism of the school's plans to revamp its schedule and curriculum, as the administration slows its efforts.

  2. Hernando teams take top prizes at International Human-Powered Submarine Races

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    HERNANDO BEACH — The one-person, single-propeller submarine is called Sublime. The two-person one is named Subzero. Both were built by Hernando County students, who recently raced them — with great success — in the biennial International Human-Powered Submarine Races.

    Raleigh Forbell, 16, of Springstead High changes the steering mechanism on the Subzero submarine, replacing one that had been corroded by saltwater.
  3. Hillsborough schools chief promises focus on graduation rates, individual attention

    K12

    TAMPA — Schoolchildren will feel cared for from the moment they board the bus.

    New Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins speaks during a news conference on his first official day as superintendent Wednesday. Behind him are School Board members, from left, April Griffin, Sally Harris, Doretha Edgecomb and Cindy Stuart.
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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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