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  1. Lakewood High student hid machete in trombone case at school, police say

    K12

    ST. PETERSBURG — An 18-year-old Lakewood High student was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a machete to campus and hid it in a trombone case.

  2. Hillsborough college notebook: Teen camps coming to HCC, sports conference to USF

    College

    Sign up now for teen summer camps at HCC

  3. District recognizes LEAD winners

    K12

    PLANT CITY — Hillsborough County School District partnered with the Plant City Black Heritage Organization to recognize the winners of its annual Learn, Empower, Advocate, Dream (LEAD) student contest in recognition of Black History Month.

  4. Rezoning, again, is suggested for Hillsborough schools

    K12

    TAMPA — After a long discussion about the attendance boundaries for Warren Hope Dawson Elementary School, the Hillsborough County School Board decided it's time to look at zoning for all the district schools.

  5. Family obligations leave Hernando School Board member attending meetings remotely

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — To anyone who has noticed the frequent emptiness of Hernando County School Board member Susan Duval's chair at recent meetings and workshops, there's a good reason for her absence, Duval said.

    Hernando School Board member Susan Duval is attending meetings remotely from Connecticut.
  6. Class notes

    K12

    • The Pasco and Hernando County region of Odyssey of the Mind will have its annual regional tournament for middle and high school students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Charles S. Rushe Middle School in Land O'Lakes. The regional tournament for elementary students will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 …

  7. Pasco students again can opt out of low-performing schools

    K12

    After a year hiatus, Florida's program allowing students at persistently low performing public schools to choose higher achieving nearby schools with space is again available.

  8. Program at Cypress Elementary trains student leaders to assist their peers

    K12

    NEW PORT RICHEY — If Amy Allen, the counselor at Cypress Elementary School, has it her way, every student at the school will feel welcome, thanks to something called cLic.

  9. St. Petersburg College seeks public input in its search for a new president

    College

    TARPON SPRINGS — The choosing of a president is a serious undertaking, and each college has its own personality and priorities.

    William D. Law Jr., who recently announced his retirement as president of St. Petersburg College, said the job is more demanding than ever. "You have to be able to craft a vision," he said. "Here's where we are, here's where we're headed, and here's how were going to get there." Law will remain in the job until his successor takes over this summer.
  10. Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

    Airlines

    BOSTON — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.

    This 2015 file photo provided by the Bloomington Normal Airport Authority shows a damaged wing of a Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane at the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Ill. Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations. Iowa State University President Steven Leath, a pilot, acknowledged last year that he used a school plane for trips that mixed personal and university business, a practice that came to light after he damaged the aircraft in a hard landing. 
[Bloomington Normal Airport Authority via Associated Press]