Thursday, June 21, 2018
Education

Say cheers to USFSP startups; Eckerd gets grant for cancer study

say cheers to good causes of USFSP startups

A fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 26 to raise startup money for four "social enterprises" developed by MBA students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The businesses are Harvest 361, which will plant urban farms and educate people about healthy diets; Last Call Cab, which will offer low-cost rides to people who have had too much to drink; Para Adelante, which will provide education funding to Latin American women; and SolArt Technologies, which will provide portable, solar-powered medical sterilization devices to clinics in developing countries. The event will be held at Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $25. Information: weignite.org.

Eckerd gets grant for cancer study

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $747,000 to Eckerd College to develop methods to study boron-based drugs that fight resistant cancers, such as pancreatic and ovarian cancers. Assistant professor of chemistry Joseph Larkin, Ph.D., will lead the project, working with Eckerd undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from USF.

Elementary lunches

Monday: Calzonettes, cheesesteak sub, chef salad, seasoned waffle fries, salad.

Tuesday: Turkey Parmesan burger, grilled cheese, chicken Caesar salad, tomato soup, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Beefy macaroni and cheese or ravioli and roll, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, corn, salad.

Thursday: Pepperoni stromboli, cheeseburger sliders, farmer's salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, fish hoagie sub, chicken dipper salad, mixed vegetables, 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

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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: 5 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