Monday, January 22, 2018
Education

FCAT: Taking a closer look

School Reading 2014* Change from 2013 Math 2014* Change from 2013
Belcher 46 -4 44 -7
Belleair 37 0 30 9
Brooker Creek 85 5 80 12
Curlew Creek 62 -16 64 -20
Curtis Fundamental 90 3 88 16
Cypress Woods 75 -4 71 2
Leila Davis 76 5 61 1
Dunedin 41 2 39 -5
Eisenhower 44 0 50 4
Forest Lakes 57 -8 63 13
Frontier School 51 0 45 -5
Garrison-Jones 61 -2 48 12
Highland Lakes 76 2 67 -6
Lake St. George 59 -12 64 -1
McMullen-Booth 51 0 50 -3
Mildred Helms 45 -10 37 7
Oldsmar 63 2 51 4
Ozona 77 -3 64 1
Plumb 66 3 53 -8
Ponce De Leon 47 18 54 28
Ridgecrest 69 2 60 2
Safety Harbor 67 -5 58 -8
San Jose 47 -5 50 1
Sandy Lane 31 9 40 14
Skycrest 39 1 32 4
Sunset Hills 62 -13 58 0
Sutherland 70 6 63 4
Tarpon Springs 60 6 37 -8
Tarpon Springs Fundamental 89 3 89 0
Academie Da Vinci Charter 84 -5 70 15
Athenian Academy Charter 78 6 65 3
Plato Academy Charter 69 0 78 6
Pinellas Primary Academy Charter 67 -21 70 -12
Plato Academy North K-8 Charter 88 3 83 18
Pinellas Academy of Math/Science 74 10 81 15
Plato Academy South K-8 Charter 81 -1 83 -1
Plato Seminole Charter 86 30 89 42
Plato Academy Charter – Tarpon 82 -9 73 -3

* Percentage testing proficient or higher

Source: Pinellas County Schools

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USF leaders move to calm fears over consolidation plan

USF leaders move to calm fears over consolidation plan

ST. PETERSBURG — Holding a piece of computer paper and a microphone, the leader of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg began a Friday afternoon forum by repeating the USF administration’s new mantra.He reassured the crowd before him that t...
Published: 01/19/18

Crews Lake thespians overcome the odds

SPRING HILL — It’s 8:30 a.m. — "homeroom" period in school speak — when kids in the Crews Lake Middle School drama club file into an empty chorus room to begin rehearsing under the direction of language arts teacher Kristen Sykora. There’s only 25 m...
Published: 01/19/18
Cuts hit top school leaders as Hillsborough sheds three six-figure salaries

Cuts hit top school leaders as Hillsborough sheds three six-figure salaries

TAMPA — Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins on Friday announced the first in a series of belt-tightening moves that include the elimination of three six-figure positions.Jobs now held by Wynne Tye and Larry Sykes will no longer exis...
Published: 01/19/18
Tampa Bay schools warn parents about flu activity, dangers

Tampa Bay schools warn parents about flu activity, dangers

The Florida Department of Health has reported a sharp increase in flu activity in the last several weeks, prompting area schools to send out letters warning parents about the virus. At least two districts, however, say that flu activity in their scho...
Published: 01/19/18

More than 400 apply to Pasco technical high school

School choice for 2018-19 is in full swing, and district officials said they’ve been pleased with the interest they’ve seen so far.The window for applying to the district’s magnet schools closed Jan. 12, except for applications for the new Wendell Kr...
Published: 01/18/18
Read the report on the fatal FSU frat party: ‘The most intoxicated’ they had ever been

Read the report on the fatal FSU frat party: ‘The most intoxicated’ they had ever been

"On Nov. 3, 2017, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 1012 Buena Vista Drive … in reference to a death investigation."So begins a charging document in the case of Andrew Coffey, the 20-year-old Florida State University student who was foun...
Published: 01/18/18
In St. Petersburg, skeptics sneer at plan to concentrate USF power in Tampa

In St. Petersburg, skeptics sneer at plan to concentrate USF power in Tampa

In the state capitol on Wednesday, lawmakers breezed through the bullet points of a higher education bill. They skimmed past a hot-button proposal to consolidate the University of South Florida System into a single university without a peep of pushba...
Published: 01/18/18
Lithia Springs Elementary gets kids up with standing desks

Lithia Springs Elementary gets kids up with standing desks

VALRICO — Fifth-grade math teacher Melissa Forsythe walked around her Lithia Springs Elementary School classroom on Tuesday with zeal.She stopped at each station and listened with a big smile on her face as her students told stories about their new s...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/21/18
Five things to know about teacher pay negotiations in Hillsborough

Five things to know about teacher pay negotiations in Hillsborough

TAMPA — They were hoping to receive between $15 million and $17 million in scheduled pay raises. But the Hillsborough County school district says it can’t afford to give its teachers anywhere near that much, while the teachers say they deserve nothin...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18
Young Pasco teacher faces cancer with support of students

Young Pasco teacher faces cancer with support of students

NEW PORT RICHEY — At age 28, things were really shaping up for Joel Santos-Gonzalez. Fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a teacher, he had just completed his third year at Gulf Middle School."I always liked to talk to people on an intellectual ...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18