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Tampa Bay Lightning alumni Jassen Cullimore and Jay Feaster, corner right, executive director of hockey development for the Tampa Lightning, pump up students during a recent visit to Centennial Middle School in Dade City.Pasco County School District

Lightning's youth development program scores at Centennial Middle School

Jay Feaster still smiles about the scene he witnessed at Centennial Middle School. "There were so many kids stopping the principal and the assistant principal and asking, 'Can I go to PE today?'" said Feaster, the Tampa Bay Lightning's executive director of community hockey development. "They were pumped up." Feast …

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  1. Field trip provides concrete lessons

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    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.
  2. New Pasco charter school focuses on the classics, humanities

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    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.
  3. Pasco school administration jobs filling up faster

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    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.

  4. Pasco class notes, Oct. 24

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    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Calvin Hunsinger School teacher wins state award

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    Hunsinger teacher wins state award

    Mary Canning, a high school social studies and reading teacher at Calvin Hunsinger School, was named the Florida Council for Exceptional Children 2014 Marjorie Crick Teacher of the Year. The announcement came this month at the council's state conference in Orlando. Canning will …

  7. Lightning's youth development program scores at Centennial Middle School

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    Jay Feaster still smiles about the scene he witnessed at Centennial Middle School.

    Tampa Bay Lightning alumni Jassen Cullimore and Jay Feaster, corner right, executive director of hockey development for the Tampa Lightning, pump up students during a recent visit to Centennial Middle School in Dade City.
  8. Investigation reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

    Colleges

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.

    University of North Carolina president Tom Ross, left, and  chancellor Carol Folt talk during a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday. The board gathered to discuss the results of an independent investigation of past academic irregularities. [Associated Press]