Education

Fox Hollow Elementary teacher Melissa Simpkins verifies which students belong on this bus Tuesday during dismissal. The Pasco School District has a new call center so parents can get information on bus comings and goings. BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Pasco school bus system on smoother course

LAND O'LAKES — Elizabeth Ford had a problem. Her children got on the bus Monday morning heading to Centennial Elementary School, but when it came time to return home, their driver left them at the wrong place. In past years, when Ford has called the Pasco School District to complain about busing issues, she waited  …

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  1. Pasco School Board member questions student-athlete transfer policy

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    LAND O'LAKES — Pasco County's student-athlete transfer policy has come under fire from one of its own School Board members.

  2. Pasco school bus system on smoother course

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    LAND O'LAKES — Elizabeth Ford had a problem.

    Fox Hollow Elementary teacher Melissa Simpkins verifies which students belong on this bus Tuesday during dismissal. The Pasco School District has a new call center so parents can get information on bus comings and goings.
  3. Florida and feds in a showdown over when to test students still learning English

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    Federal education officials have decided Florida does not know best when it comes to school accountability and English-language learners.

  4. Hernando's newest Boys & Girls Club will serve needs of eastside students

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    SPRING HILL — Little kids scampered from their marble games and puzzles and huddled in front of the camera.

  5. New Hillsborough school opens doors to students for the first time

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    Parents and students were showing up at J. Vince Thompson Elementary school Tuesday morning as Hillsborough schools opened their doors for the first day of the new school year.

    Parents and students arrive at Thompson Elementary  on Tuesday morning for the first day of classes in the new school year. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
  6. How our elite schools are failing us

    College

    In his introduction to Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, former Yale professor William Deresiewicz describes today's Ivy League as a highly competent zombie factory, one that "manufactures students who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also …

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  7. Charter middle school in Hernando opens new year in its own building

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    SPRING HILL

    Eighth-grader Dustin Sanderson trudged up the sidewalk to Gulf Coast Middle School on Monday morning, still rubbing sleep from his eyes and with all the excitement one might expect from a 13-year-old boy on the first day of school.

    Gulf Coast Middle principal Dave Schoelles, left, greets Brianna McAuley, right, and other students during Hernando’s first day of school Monday. “It’s so much more fun to be able to start out at our own place,” Schoelles said of the new building.
  8. Some Hernando students begin new school year minus textbooks

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    BROOKSVILLE — Some Hernando County middle and high school students started the new year Monday without textbooks in certain subject areas.