Tuesday, April 24, 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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Sarasota student under fire over his racist ‘promposal’

Sarasota student under fire over his racist ‘promposal’

The Sarasota County School District has begun to address the community after a Riverview High School student’s racist prom proposal over the weekend went viral, including reaching out to the Sarasota chapter of the NAACP.High school senior Noah Crowl...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Battle continues over west Pasco school rezoning

Jim Stanley does not give up without a fight.The west Pasco County parent who brought down the school district’s 2017 attendance zone revisions, leading the administration to change its procedures along the way, has filed a new challenge to the syst...
Published: 04/24/18
Crews Lake eighth-grader already capable musician

Crews Lake eighth-grader already capable musician

SPRING HILL — Rose Dodd, 2 months old, couldn’t yet grasp a rattle, but there she was years ago at hand-bell choir practice at Keystone United Methodist Church in Odessa.Rose, 14, a Crews Lakes Middle School eighth-grader, is back at hand-bell practi...
Published: 04/24/18
Hillsborough: No way we can afford teacher raises this year

Hillsborough: No way we can afford teacher raises this year

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District is in bad financial shape and its reputation for sound management is perhaps undeserved, the district’s own fiscal team testified Monday in a hearing concerning teacher salaries.The district "made finan...
Published: 04/23/18

School news for April 27

School Calendar• May 17-20: High school graduations• May 25: Last day of school for studentsBriefs• School Safety Town Hall Meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 2 at River Ridge Middle/High, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey and 6 to 8 p....
Published: 04/23/18
A Florida school shooting suspect charged with terrorism says ‘sorry’ to injured student

A Florida school shooting suspect charged with terrorism says ‘sorry’ to injured student

The young man in a white jail jumpsuit, handcuffed and shackled, looked past the throng of reporters pointing microphones toward his face, barely opening his mouth as he answered questions."I shot through the door," he said, looking at a female repor...
Published: 04/21/18
After months, no action on Hillsborough’s substitute teacher problem

After months, no action on Hillsborough’s substitute teacher problem

TAMPA — Confronted in late 2017 with reports of misconduct by substitute teachers hired through a contractor, Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins said he would ask tough questions and demand answers. He had his lawyer, Jeff Gibson, ...
Published: 04/21/18
Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Nicole Leary and Taylor Redington stood outside St. Petersburg High School on Friday morning with parents and protesters who had gathered with bullhorns and signs. In a few minutes they would lead about 70 students on a walk to City Hall, joining oth...
Published: 04/20/18
Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE — A gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. It...
Published: 04/20/18
Eakins: New ‘achievement zone’ would lift struggling schools

Eakins: New ‘achievement zone’ would lift struggling schools

TAMPA — Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins is preparing to reorganize his cabinet — for the third time since 2015 — in an effort to coordinate programs at the district’s highest-needs schools.In an interview this week, Eakins descr...
Published: 04/20/18