Friday, June 22, 2018
Education

Employers from several industries to be at PTEC career fair

Industries will be at PTEC career fair on Oct. 15

Pinellas Technical Education Centers will hold a career fair from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 for PTEC graduates and current students. The fair will be held in Building 2 of PTEC's Clearwater campus, 6100 154th Ave. N. Business attire is recommended and attendees should bring their resumes. Potential employers from the following industries will be at the fair: nursing, automotive, culinary, welding, computers, marine, Web design, machining and accounting. For more information, contact Bethany Greenley at (727) 538-7167, ext. 2026, or visit myptec.org.

tb-two* explores Halloween

This week's edition of tb-two* continues to explore homecoming with a "he said/she said" chat about how the genders approach the big dance differently. Also featured: a Halloween kickoff with a look at the horror film Escape From Tomorrow, secretly filmed at Disney, and student comments about proposed legislation to start the high school day later. tb-two* is available free at high schools and select retail locations. For a list, go to tb-two.com.

Elementary menus

Monday: calzone with marinara, Philly cheesesteak sub, chef salad, seasoned waffle fries, romaine or tossed salad

Tuesday: grilled cheese, Sloppy Joe, chicken Caesar salad, tomato soup, veggie dippers

Wednesday: beef dippers with rice, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, mixed vegetables, romaine salad

Thursday: cheeseburger, sweet potato fish nuggets with roll, farmer's salad, baked beans, veggie dippers

Friday: pizza, bean burrito, chicken dipper salad, corn, romaine or mixed salad

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Hernando school officials set to discuss replacement, sever ties after firing Superintendent Lori Romano

Hernando school officials set to discuss replacement, sever ties after firing Superintendent Lori Romano

BROOKSVILLE — With dust still settling from the Hernando County School Board’s close vote to fire Superintendent Lori Romano — and days before her time as head of the district runs out — school officials and community members seem to be already movin...
Published: 06/20/18
Hernando students score slightly better on state tests

Hernando students score slightly better on state tests

BROOKSVILLE — As schools and districts across the state await their 2018 grades from the Florida Department of Education, the standardized test scores that factor into those ratings and were dropped last week show slight gains in Hernando County.The ...
Published: 06/20/18
Budget analysis projects deficit, deepened by security costs, for Pasco schools in coming year

Budget analysis projects deficit, deepened by security costs, for Pasco schools in coming year

An early analysis of the Pasco County School District’s 2018-2019 budget projects a deficit of more than a million dollars, with more than half of that coming from a shortfall in funding new school safety requirements.Costs to hire and train 53 new s...
Published: 06/20/18
New dorm still coming to USF St. Petersburg, but in a smaller package

New dorm still coming to USF St. Petersburg, but in a smaller package

ST. PETERSBURG — Originally pitched as a nine- or 10-story, 550-bed dorm for the overcrowded University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, USF’s latest residence hall project will likely look much different by the time it’s done.For starters, it...
Published: 06/20/18
Carlton: From Sun Dome to Beer Stadium: Don’t let suds scare you

Carlton: From Sun Dome to Beer Stadium: Don’t let suds scare you

Am I missing something in the — pardon the expression — brouhaha over the renaming of the University of South Florida Sun Dome to the Yuengling Center? In trading a college arena’s longtime name for that of a big-name beer brewed ne...
Published: 06/20/18

Hillsborough school district will pursue two kinds of local taxes

TAMPA — Hillsborough County School District officials took an important step Tuesday toward asking the voters to pay higher taxes for schools that, they say, are not getting enough money from the state.The board voted 5-0 to submit a tax referendum r...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/20/18
STEM camp beats the summer doldrums for some Pasco students

STEM camp beats the summer doldrums for some Pasco students

DADE CITY —Just a few weeks into summer vacation, Pasco Middle School student Jade Neal, 14, was back at school, delving into a challenging STEM activity on force in motion, as the theme to Mission Impossible played in the background.The assignment? ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Ethan Hooper steps up with a salute to teachers

Ethan Hooper steps up with a salute to teachers

Editor’s note: Ethan Hooper wrote today’s column to give Ernest Hooper Father’s Day off.In May, I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in elementary education, and I recently secured a job as a first-grade teacher with Orang...
Published: 06/18/18
AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events - and critics are furious

AP World History course is dropping thousands of years of human events - and critics are furious

Since 2002, the AP World History course has covered thousands of years of human activity around the planet, starting 10,000 years back. But now the College Board, which owns the Advanced Placement program, wants to cut out most of that history and st...
Published: 06/16/18
School board races attract new faces

School board races attract new faces

TAMPA — When long-time Hillsborough County School Board member Susan Valdes resigned this month from the board to run for the State House of Representatives, the decision affected more than just her seat in west Hillsborough’s District 1.It also coul...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/17/18