Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Education

After graduates were forced offstage, UF changed commencement. Nearly 10,000 signed a petition to protest.

After graduates were forced offstage, UF changed commencement. Nearly 10,000 signed a petition to protest.

GAINESVILLE —The controversy started in May. During commencement at the University of Florida, family members and friends booed as an usher used physical force to rush more than 20 dancing graduates across the stage. It didn’t take long for the video...
Published: 09/13/18
With a college fair geared to black students, Shorecrest Prep reaches for more diversity

With a college fair geared to black students, Shorecrest Prep reaches for more diversity

ST. PETERSBURG — Janiece Simmons wasn’t expecting much when she arrived at Shorecrest Preparatory School last year for its inaugural fair for historically black colleges and universities.She wandered through the 20-some tables, taking a pamphlet here...
Published: 09/13/18
New group signals grass roots support for Hillsborough schools sales tax

New group signals grass roots support for Hillsborough schools sales tax

TAMPA — A group of Hillsborough County parents have taken the first step in mobilizing like-minded residents to support a referendum to pay for capital needs in the public schools.Teachers union leader Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins and public schools advo...
Published: 09/12/18

Hernando School Board approves budget with lower tax rates, no cuts to student services

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board signed off Tuesday on a $291 million budget that boasts a decrease in tax rates and no cuts to student services while increasing spending only slightly from last year.After what she called a period of sl...
Published: 09/12/18
USF’s path to ‘preeminence’ is restored after Rick Scott vetoes higher education bill

USF’s path to ‘preeminence’ is restored after Rick Scott vetoes higher education bill

The University of South Florida’s quest to become "preeminent," an official status that could elevate the school’s prestige and send millions of extra dollars its way, received a positive jolt late Wednesday as Gov. Rick Scott lifted a key barrier. S...
Published: 06/14/17
Updated: 09/11/18
USF trustees will move quickly to replace president Judy Genshaft

USF trustees will move quickly to replace president Judy Genshaft

TAMPA — It felt like University of South Florida trustees had to chase the Energizer bunny around, John Ramil remembers, even in the earliest days of Judy Genshaft’s tenure as president. In their first strategy session together, USF’s longest-serving...
Published: 09/10/18
What they’re saying: The reaction to USF president Judy Genshaft’s retirement news

What they’re saying: The reaction to USF president Judy Genshaft’s retirement news

Across the Tampa Bay area, people are reacting to today’s news that USF president Judy Genshaft will retire next summer. They include a range of voices, including leaders in the realms of government, business, education, health and sports. Here is a ...
Published: 09/10/18
After 18 years, USF president Judy Genshaft announcing plans to retire as USF president

After 18 years, USF president Judy Genshaft announcing plans to retire as USF president

TAMPA — University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, who in her 18 years at the school’s helm has steered the research powerhouse along a swift upward trajectory into a new era of ‘preeminence,’ will announce her retirement at a 2 p.m. press ...
Published: 09/09/18
Updated: 09/10/18
Live: Judy Genshaft announcing her retirement as USF president

Live: Judy Genshaft announcing her retirement as USF president

TAMPA — This afternoon, the long-serving president of the University of South Florida will announce to the world that she’s stepping down after 18 years. But first, Judy Genshaft wrote a letter to students, faculty, staff and higher educa...
Published: 09/10/18
First in the state: Drone-pilot degree program takes flight at Pasco-Hernando State College

First in the state: Drone-pilot degree program takes flight at Pasco-Hernando State College

DADE CITY — The devices zipping and whirring over the Pasco-Hernando State College campus Monday might have looked like toys from afar.The students and instructors piloting the unmanned aircraft from the ground, however, considered them anything but....
Published: 09/10/18