Education

Nature Coast Technical High and Central High recently eliminated music programs, but students were not notified in time to request normal transfers.OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Students allowed transfers from Hernando schools without music programs

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School District has come up with a solution that will allow students at the two high schools that have lost music programs to continue playing and singing: Let them transfer. Officials at Nature Coast Technical High and Central High sent out a message last week informing students w …

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    Pinellas County School Board member Peggy O'Shea is facing a St. Petersburg professor in her bid for a third term.

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  2. Pasco school board approves longer days for two grades

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    Jim Szewc, left, a mentor with the Hillsborough County school system, takes a group of elementary school teachers into the hallway of Armwood High School in Seffner on Tuesday for an exercise called an inside-outside circle during new-teacher orientation. The inside-outside circle is an …

     Jim Szewc, (cq) a mentor with the Hillsborough County School System, left, takes a group of elementary teachers into the hallway for an exercise called an inside-outside circle, during new teacher orientation at Armwood High School in Tampa Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  Over 980 newly hired Hillsborough teachers are attending the week long orientation which teaches teachers everything from how to set up a classroom to building relationships with students.  The inside-outside circle is an exercise designed to show kids how to become better listeners.
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