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East Hillsborough school race tilts to the right

BRANDON — There is a truism about eastern Hillsborough County: When it comes to politics, you can't tack too far to the right. That adage is being tested this fall as Terry Kemple, pos …

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Georgia Cappleman is the chief assistant state attorney for Tallahassee.New York Times

In campus rape cases, victim often blamed for failure to prosecute

TAMPA — Since 2007, only one of 19 rape cases involving students investigated by the University of South Florida police has faced prosecution. That case resulted in 10 years of probation and no prison time for the assailant, who pleaded guilty to raping his roommate's friend. This lack of prosecution in campus rape …

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  1. East Hillsborough School Board race has conservative focus

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    BRANDON — There is a truism about eastern Hillsborough County: When it comes to politics, you can't tack too far to the right.

    Terry Kemple, 68, possibly Hillsborough’s best-known Christian conservative activist, ran districtwide for the School Board twice and lost, although he notes that in 2012 he would have prevailed if the votes were confined to District 4.
  2. In campus rape cases, victim often blamed for failure to prosecute

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    TAMPA — Since 2007, only one of 19 rape cases involving students investigated by the University of South Florida police has faced prosecution.

    Georgia Cappleman is the chief assistant state attorney for Tallahassee.
  3. Hernando School Board votes to relocate students from overcrowded K-8 school

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    WEEKI WACHEE — The Hernando County School Board this week declared the overcrowding at Winding Waters K-8 School an imminent risk for students and authorized superintendent Lori Romano to take immediate steps to remedy the situation.

    Fourth-grade teacher Lauren Scire teaches a class of more than 40 students in a science lab at Winding Waters K-8 School.
  4. Hillsborough tops the state in National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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    TAMPA — Hillsborough County leads the state in National Merit Scholar semifinalists with 67 recipients, the school district announced Friday. Hillsborough surpassed Miami-Dade and Broward, which are larger districts.

  5. Pinellas school employees may get 2.5 percent raise

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    Teachers in Pinellas County Schools will see another pay bump this year.

  6. Pinellas charter schools come under scrutiny

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    LARGO — The point of charter schools is to do better for students. They have the freedom to think outside the box, innovating with longer school days or years, gender-segregated classrooms and more, all in the name of providing better options for children than the traditional system can.

  7. Pasco class notes

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    The Sydney Has a Sister Scholarship Foundation will host a silent auction fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Beef O'Brady's Wilderness Lake Preserve, 7040 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. Auction items include golf packages, date nights, hotel stays, spa packages and …

  8. Jesuit gets seventh million-dollar gift since last year

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    TAMPA — Jesuit High School, looking toward a sweeping transformation of its N Himes Avenue campus, has been quietly seeking donations from its alumni, and they have come through in a big way: The school has received seven $1 million gifts in little more than a year.