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The Zeta Beta Tau house at the University of Florida in Gainesville. University of Florida

University of Florida suspends fraternity over abuse of wounded vets

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behav …

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  1. Newsome High band heading to New York

    K12

    Members of the Newsome High School Wolfpack Marching Band reacted happily Monday to news that they have been chosen to march in the 2016 year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Wolfpack band, led by instructor Michael Miller, will be the only Florida band and one of only 10 marching bands performing in the 2016 …

    Members of the Newsome High School Wolfpack Marching Band celebrate Monday at the school in Lithia after finding out they have been selected to perform in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Officials of the parade made the surprise announcement on Monday in the school’s auditorium.
  2. Hillsborough school leaders search for clues as graduation rate lags

    K12

    TAMPA — Trying to improve Hillsborough County's lagging graduation rate, acting superintendent Jeff Eakins started with a question: What is keeping kids off the stage?

  3. Student is caught with a loaded gun at Greco Middle School

    K12

    TEMPLE TERRACE — A student at Greco Middle School was caught with a loaded gun Monday, police said.

  4. Pinellas schools eliminate many year-end exams

    Testing

    The testing load became much lighter for Pinellas County students on Monday.

  5. Latest glitches erode confidence in students' online testing

    Testing

    Florida faces a confidence crisis in its annual testing program.

    Just last week, some students in Florida had issues logging in online to take the Florida Standards Assessments.
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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