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They studied, they took the test, and the state said never mind

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Top twins: Jake and John Wahl finish No. 1 and No. 2 among Bishop McLaughlin grads

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Top of their class: Pinellas County private school valedictorians and salutatorians

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  1. High-poverty schools continue to wear on teachers, surveys show

    K12

    TAMPA — School districts offer cash bonuses. They hire teacher coaches. They appeal to the idealism of educators who want to make a difference.

    “There’s no job security. There is a general climate of fear.”
Mike Gandolfo, Pinellas teachers union president, speaking of new teachers
  2. They studied, they took the test, and the state said never mind

    Testing

    TAMPA — Spencer Coleman felt confident after taking Florida's geometry end-of-course exam this spring.

    “We missed our classes and took the test for nothing,” said Freedom High freshman
Grace Duppins.
  3. Top of their class: Pinellas County private school valedictorians and salutatorians

    K12

    As the 2014-15 school year winds down, it's time to check in with the top graduates from Pinellas County high schools. We asked them to reflect on what they got out of high school, to think about who helped them through it and to tell us about themselves and their plans. To get the discussion going, we asked them to …

    CAPTION: (05/22/2005 St. Petersburg, FL) Graduates from the Eckerd College Collegium of Natural Sciences make their way to the forty-second annual commencement on the Eckerd's campus in St. Petersburg Sunday, May 22, 2005.  Over 500 students graduated from Eckerd including Charles Bryant, the son of Liberian President Gyude Bryant.   Staff Photo-James Borchuck
STORY SUMMARY:  eckerd college graduation (Times photo by James Borchuck)
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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