Saturday, July 21, 2018

Education

The genius: At age 11, he’s graduating from St. Petersburg College — then it’s on to astrophysics.

The genius: At age 11, he’s graduating from St. Petersburg College — then it’s on to astrophysics.

PALM HARBOR — Just over two years ago, William Maillis stepped onto a bright red chair behind a lectern, tweaked the angle of his microphone and recited a Bible verse in Greek before deconstructing a quote from French philosopher René Descartes.That’...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/21/18
Carrollwood Players seeks youth playwrights for KidSpeak 4.0

Carrollwood Players seeks youth playwrights for KidSpeak 4.0

The Carrollwood Players Theatre seeks boys and girls in third through seventh grade to write original, short 10-minute plays for their program called Kidspeak. Youth playwrights can compete against peers in the community theatre’s fourth year project...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/20/18
USF CyberCamp aims to grow interest in cybersecurity field

USF CyberCamp aims to grow interest in cybersecurity field

YBOR CITY — In the SecureSet Academy’s Ybor City office, students in the University of South Florida’s cybersecurity summer camp set about trying to pick old-fashioned locks. The students possessed varying understanding levels of lock picking, but ea...
Published: 07/16/18
Updated: 07/20/18
In the few weeks before school starts, experts offer tips on getting ready mentally and physically

In the few weeks before school starts, experts offer tips on getting ready mentally and physically

By the second week of August, public schools will be back in session across the Tampa Bay area. That may seem far off, but sleep experts say now is when parents need to start easing the kids (and themselves) into those early wakeup routines. The foll...
Published: 07/20/18
State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas

State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas

State education officials on Wednesday approved plans in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties to improve struggling schools — but with some conditions.The Pinellas district will have to keep a close watch on Fairmount Park Elementary principal Kristy M...
Published: 07/18/18
Pinellas education news: USF St. Pete to train women leaders, new IB leader, and more

Pinellas education news: USF St. Pete to train women leaders, new IB leader, and more

USFSP program focuses on women leaders The Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USF St. Petersburg is joining with Accendo Leadership Advisory Group to offer executive-level training for women leaders in Tampa Bay. The goal is to prepare participant...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/18/18
Pinellas School Board: First of three big candidate forums on Tuesday

Pinellas School Board: First of three big candidate forums on Tuesday

Candidates for the Pinellas County School Board will appear Tuesday at the first of three forums sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, St. Petersburg College, the Pinellas County Council PTA and the League of Women Voters. The event will be...
Published: 07/18/18
Hernando County leaders may help School Board pay for campus security

Hernando County leaders may help School Board pay for campus security

BROOKSVILLE — With an Oct. 1 deadline looming for the Hernando County School Board to find a way to pay for school security once its agreement with the County Commission expires, leaders from both governments will consider extending the partnership.B...
Published: 07/19/18
Fired Hernando school superintendent Lori Romano finds a job in the county next door — Pasco

Fired Hernando school superintendent Lori Romano finds a job in the county next door — Pasco

Lori Romano, fired from the Hernando County superintendent post for "ineffective leadership" a month ago, has snagged a job in the neighboring Pasco County school district.She won’t be nearly as high up the administrative ladder in her new role.Subje...
Published: 07/17/18
Artist, advocate, Marine: New Pasco school security director compelled to serve

Artist, advocate, Marine: New Pasco school security director compelled to serve

LAND O’ LAKES — Chris Stowe has a storied past as an explosives technician in the U.S. Marine Corps.The retired master gunnery sergeant has mementos of his service — a field knife mounted to the lid of an explosives box, for instance — hanging promin...
Published: 07/17/18