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New schedule for postponed School Discovery Nights


new schedule for postponed school discovery nights

Last week's severe weather forced some Pinellas schools to cancel their Discovery Nights offering information on the district's magnet, fundamental and other special programs. The application period began Saturday and ends Feb. 20. The new Discovery Night dates are:

• Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Sanderlin IB World School, St. Petersburg: International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

• Feb. 15, 6-7 p.m., Ridgecrest Elementary, Largo: Center for Gifted Studies

• Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m., John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg: Center for the Arts, Journalism and Multimedia

• Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m., Tarpon Springs High: Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy, Veterinary Science Academy, and Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program

Board to hold two-day retreat in Pinellas Park

The Pinellas School Board will meet in a two-day retreat on Tuesday and Wednesday. School officials released a draft agenda Friday listing some topics scheduled for discussion, although there were no details. Among the them: the district's strategic plan, the Race to the Top federal education reform grant, the new teacher evaluation being piloted at a several schools, partnerships, legislative issues and at the high school level, career technical program and dealing with disruptive students.

The retreat will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Kanes Furniture, 5700 70th Ave. N, in Pinellas Park.

Workshop will address starting charter schools

Want to start a charter school in one of Pinellas' black communities? If so, you can learn more at a workshop Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, in St. Petersburg.

Sponsored by the Concerned Organizations for Quality Education for Black Students, the workshop will offer information about how to start charter schools in or near black communities in Pinellas County.

It's a spinoff from last summer's legal settlement in the Crowley case, which says the district will give "full and prompt consideration" to future charter school applications "located in and designed to serve student needs in the black community."

New schedule for postponed School Discovery Nights 01/29/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:30am]
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