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MaryEllen Elia wants to delay the effects of the new tests.

Florida Board of Education hears more worries about new school testing

TAMPA — Florida school districts are ill-prepared to administer state tests this spring and should get a one-year respite from school grades, Hillsborough County school superintendent MaryEllen Elia told the state Board of Education on Monday. Her comments reflect what other Florida superintendents have been saying …

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  1. East Bay High recognizes inaugural Wall of Legends members

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    GIBSONTON — Some served the students at East Bay High School for decades. Others gave their money and time. And, some are simply perfect examples of people who shined after graduation.

    At East Bay, they call them legends.

  2. School notes: Lakewood High CAT program wins design award

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    Lakewood CAT students win award

    The Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School was the overall winner in the 2014 Intranet Innovation Awards, beating out about 50 entries from around the world, including teams from Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte and the University of Liverpool. An intranet is a computer …

  3. College notebook

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    Federal grant helps SPC center combat suicide

    Eckerd College faculty members Anthony Brunello, left, and Nathan Andersen, right, receive their awards from dean of faculty Suzan Harrison, center.
  4. Pinellas schools return M-16 assault rifles

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    The Pinellas County schools police department, which last month defended the purchase of M-16s from a federal government surplus program, is now returning the 28 assault rifles it bought for its officers.

    A stock image of an M16 assault rifle. [iStockphoto.com]
  5. Graduation guests can expect gentler treatment in Hillsborough

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    TAMPA — High school graduations will be calmer this spring, with a slightly more manageable schedule and gentler treatment of guests, district officials told the Hillsborough County School Board Tuesday.

  6. MacDill charter school group withdraws its bid

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    TAMPA — Plans have been scrubbed to build a charter school at MacDill Air Force Base, a leader of the charter group told the Hillsborough County school district Monday.

  7. Florida Board of Education hears more worries about new school testing

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    TAMPA — Florida school districts are ill-prepared to administer state tests this spring and should get a one-year respite from school grades, Hillsborough County school superintendent MaryEllen Elia told the state Board of Education on Monday.

    MaryEllen Elia wants to delay the effects of the new tests.
  8. When all else fails, parents of special-needs students turn to social media

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    TAMPA — A chance meeting in a Sarasota restaurant put Amanda Taylor, the mother of a special-needs student, in touch with activist Jon Singer.