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As interest grows in opting out of state tests, Florida school districts get ready

NEW PORT RICHEY — Laura Oosse has a tough decision to make in the next few days. Her fifth-grade son gets tics and feels anxiety when facing high-stakes tests. Yet he's equally nervous about telling his teachers he won't take them. In hopes of finding some practical advice, the North Pinellas mom drove 45 minutes T …

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  1. Some education bills stand a better chance than others as legislative session begins

    K12

    State Sen. Alan Hays' bill that would require middle and high school students to watch the conservative-leaning film America: Imagine the World Without Her has garnered reams of press since he filed it in November.

  2. With funds scarce in Hernando, schools look to raise their own money

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Springstead High School's 35-year-old, bright-blue gym floor is hard on the joints of athletes and maybe even harder on the eyes of spectators.

  3. USF St. Petersburg official resigns for mysterious reasons

    College

    ST. PETERSBURG — Just last summer, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg brought in Dr. Han Reichgelt to be part of its leadership team.

    Han Reichgelt has resigned as USF St. Petersburg’s regional vice chancellor of academic affairs.
  4. As interest grows in opting out of state tests, Florida school districts get ready

    Testing

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Laura Oosse has a tough decision to make in the next few days.

  5. Hillsborough school district to enhance black history lessons

    Education

    TAMPA — Students learn a lot about the Founding Fathers, Colonial days and early American heroes such as Paul Revere.

    Under new curriculum for African and African-American history, Hillsborough students might learn more about slain civil rights activist Malcolm X, who was killed 50 years ago.
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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 …

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