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Wiregrass High valedictorian Casey Chitty crowns Sand Pine Elementary students Anna Buckler, left, and Samantha Allen Thursday morning in honor of both girls breaking the Accelerated Reader record that Chitty set 10 years ago. [BRENDAN FITTERER  | Times]

It's a record-setting year for readers at Sand Pine Elementary, and the future looks bright

WESLEY CHAPEL — All school year long, Samantha Allen and Anna Buckler kept close tabs on what the other was reading. Not just the titles, either. The Pasco County fourth graders monitored numbers of pages, and even the location of their bookmarks within the inches-thick tomes. They were in hot pursuit of a record t …

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Top Pinellas County high school graduates get the last word

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Pasco schools change course on literacy aid

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  1. Hernando County Class of 2015

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    Central High School

    Graduation: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, , Grace World Outreach Church, Brooksville

    Valencia
  2. Hernando High's 'Mr. Fix-it' on his way to high-tech career

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    BROOKSVILLE

    When Lizelle Williams walks across the stage at Saturday night's Hernando High School graduation, his fellow students will recognize him as their Mr. Fix-It.

    Lizelle Williams, right, helps sales manager Bill Williamson with a software question on May 22 while working at radio station WWJB in Brooksville. Lizelle provides IT and technical support, and assists faculty and students at his school.
  3. Shredded documents may cost Hernando schools as much as $3.7 million in state funding

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    BROOKSVILLE — A recent audit of state money paid to Hernando County schools last school year found several small problems — and a very big one that could cost the already cash-strapped district as much as $3.7 million.

    “It’s a very serious concern. We’re waiting to see how the process plays out,” Hernando School Board member Matt Foreman said.
Tampa Bay Times School Search 2015

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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