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As schools open in Hillsborough, leaders say COVID-19 poses heightened threat to Hispanic community

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources As students in Hillsborough County return to classrooms Monday, some local leaders fear it might be more than books they bring home with them. Listen: Sen. Janet Cruz, Rep. Susan Valdes and Hillsborough School Board member Karen Perez held a news conference over Zoom Monday morning to… Read more »

Hillsborough, Pinellas schools move forward with reopening plans after judge says order to open schools was unconstitutional

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Hillsborough and Pinellas County school boards met Tuesday, one day after a judge said education commissioner Richard Corcoran’s order to reopen schools in August was unconstitutional. The ruling was discussed at the meetings but no action was taken. On Monday a Leon County judge ruled in… Read more »

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Why a Pinellas science teacher took a leave of absence rather than teach in person during the pandemic

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Many Florida students, teachers and school staff are attending in-person classes during a deadly pandemic. Some students went back to in-person classes Monday morning in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. This week Hillsborough students and teachers start the year online. Manatee County students have been back for a… Read more »

Hillsborough Schools set to reopen online, add in-person learning Aug. 31 despite COVID-19 concerns

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Caving to financial threats from the Florida Department of Education, Hillsborough Schools will now start the school year with only one week of virtual classes before transitioning to in-person instruction for students whose parents want them to come back that soon. Superintendent Addison Davis announced the latest… Read more »

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Sarasota school district still plans for August 31 in-person reopening, despite coronavirus

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources For now, Sarasota County Schools still plan to open to in-person classroom instruction at the end of the month. The school district and county health department are closely tracking the percent of people testing positive for coronavirus. Since the pandemic began, the overall positivity rate has been… Read more »