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Hillsborough’s School Board voted 4-3 to make Jeff Eakins its next superintendent, assuming a contract can be reached.OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Hillsborough School Board approves Jeff Eakins as new superintendent

TAMPA — Jeff Eakins, a longtime Hillsborough County School District employee with a gentle manner and a vision of helping more students graduate, was selected Tuesday as the next superintendent of the nation's eighth-largest school district. The offer is contingent on the School Board and Eakins agreeing on a contr …


  1. Annual festival at Anclote High gives culinary nod to Black History Month



    The aroma wafting down the hallway is like the cast of a fishing line, making you want to follow your nose with hopes of getting a sample of what's been cooking.

    Anclote High School culinary student Mallory Baack, 16, cooked up her mom’s recipe for oatmeal crumb cookies at the annual Soul Food Fest held on Feb. 27 at the school in Holiday.
  2. School spending plan makes it clear: No more classes at Moore-Mickens


    Dade City residents' complaints about moving classes away from Pasco County's Moore-Mickens Education Center have not changed the school district's decision.

  3. In the quest for higher graduation rates, Hillsborough educators seek student ideas


    TAMPA — The survey answers were surprising and not encouraging.

  4. Eastside fifth-grader lauded for mastery of computerized learning program


    HILL 'N DALE — Eastside Elementary School fifth-grader Bridgette Zupancic does not like B's. The straight-A student remembered a time during fourth grade when she had to be absent. She made up the work, she said, but "I didn't know exactly what it was, so I didn't get an A. I hate B's."

    Not only did  Bridgette Zupancic, 11, master the program, she completed the work in February.
  5. College notebook: SPC students on state academic list, sale to benefit student rescue team


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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 …