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Parents, students and teachers at Mitchell High School in Pasco County learned early Thursday that social studies teacher Robert Konrad, inset, no longer wants to be identified as a man. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD, Times; Pasco County Schools]

Pasco teacher announces plan to change gender (w/video)

TRINITY — Parents, students and teachers at Mitchell High School in Pasco County learned early Thursday that social studies teacher Robert Konrad no longer wants to be identified as a male. The news came to parents via email and automated phone calls from principal Jim Michaels, while teachers and students learned  …

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  1. Howard and Patricia Jenkins give $10M gift to University of Tampa

    College

    TAMPA — A University of Tampa residence hall will be named in honor of Howard and Patricia Jenkins after the couple donated $10 million to the university, one of the largest gifts in its history.

    Howard and Patricia Jenkins’ gift is one the largest ever for the University of Tampa. Howard’s son and daughter attended UT.
  2. Pasco teacher announces plan to change gender (w/video)

    Teachers

    TRINITY — Parents, students and teachers at Mitchell High School in Pasco County learned early Thursday that social studies teacher Robert Konrad no longer wants to be identified as a male.

    Parents, students and teachers at Mitchell High School in Pasco County learned early Thursday that social studies teacher Robert Konrad, inset, no longer wants to be identified as a man. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD, Times; Pasco County Schools]
  3. Report: More Pinellas students attending special programs

    K12

    At many Pinellas high schools, the percentage of students opting for the traditional curriculum is getting smaller as special programs become more popular. That's the takeaway from a report this week by the Pinellas County School District showing significant enrollment increases over the last three years in high school …

  4. Field trip provides concrete lessons

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE

    Concrete is everywhere: sidewalks, buildings, roads, statues and bridges. The limestone that goes into the cement that makes the concrete is a mined product and is found here in Hernando County. Cemex is one of the companies that extracts it from local quarries.

    Gulf Coast Middle School student Maddi Walcott, 12, examines something she found in a sand pile at the Cemex cement plant, which she visited with fellow seventh-graders at the school.
  5. New Pasco charter school focuses on the classics, humanities

    K12

    SHADY HILLS

    Genesis Santiago laid the lesson out clearly for her eighth graders.

    Teacher Gabrielle D’Virgilio reviews a Latin lesson Tuesday with Riley Penner, left, at Classical Preparatory Academy, which requires each student to take a core, liberal arts curriculum.
  6. Pasco school administration jobs filling up faster

    K12

    The early October departure of Pasco County assistant superintendent Amelia Larson had one immediate effect inside the district: Department directors were freed to make hiring moves without interference.

  7. Pasco class notes, Oct. 24

    K12

    Calendar

    Report cards are distributed Monday.

    Theater/Music/Art

    Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey (727) 774-7381.

  8. Four Hillsborough school employees face discipline Tuesday

    K12

    TAMPA — Adam Reynolds thought it would be fun to introduce some of his middle school students to his brother Carter, a popular social media personality.

    Mistake.