Hillsborough County Schools

New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 29, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Naples Capitol breacher caught A member of the ‘Proud Boys’ extremist group, who disappeared days before his sentencing in the U.S. Capitol riot case in...
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The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters...
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Florida Department of Education will review Asian-American and Pacific-Islander history standards

The Florida Department of Education is preparing to review academic standards related to Asian-American and Pacific-Islander history.
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The Scoop: Mon., September 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Rays Stadium cost Last week the Tampa Bay Rays announced plans to build a new $1.3 billion dollar stadium in St. Petersburg if the team...
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The Scoop: Fri., September 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Educational support raises School nurses, classroom aides, and other educational support professionals in Hillsborough County will likely receive raises. This comes after Wednesday night’s negotiation...
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Hillsborough County teachers warn teacher shortage could grow worse as a pay dispute continues

As Hillsborough County public schools report hundreds of instructional vacancies, teachers are appealing the school board, amid a staffing shortage they warn could grow worse in the months to come if concerns about pay and...
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Hillsborough County teachers union reaches tentative deal with the district, says it’s time to fully fund education

The Hillsborough County teachers union calls on the state legislature to refund education, after reaching a tentative deal with the district.

Hillsborough addition means Florida’s top three school districts now have mask mandates against Gov.’s wishes

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The Hillsborough County School Board Wednesday voted to institute a 30-day mandatory mask policy. Board members voted 5-2 to institute the temporary mandate with an option for...

Hillsborough School board member questions DeSantis’ ruling on masks

In the midst of a Covid surge among young people, Gov. Ron DeSantis banned mask mandates in schools, threatening to withhold crucial funding from school districts whose boards defy him. Hillsborough County School Board member...

A Tampa teacher hit an elementary school student with a desk and their principal tried to cover it up

A school advocacy group is calling for more action after it found a teacher at a Tampa elementary school hit a student with a desk and the principal tried to cover it up. The group...

Hillsborough reviews memorial plans for forgotten African American cemetery beneath King High School

The Hillsborough County School District Monday unveiled proposed designs for a memorial to people buried in unmarked graves on Tampa’s King High School campus. The walkable memorial is to honor indigent or unknown people buried...

Hillsborough students are pushing back against teacher cuts

Many students in Hillsborough County started a new quarter Monday with some big changes. Staff reductions went into effect throughout the county turning middle schoolers into young activists. Students have been speaking up at school...

If Hillsborough Schools are overspending, union says cut tech, not teachers

Hillsborough County School District Superintendent Addison Davis says some schools are living beyond their means and staffing cuts have to be made. But Davis is getting pushback as some say teachers should take precedence over...
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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...

Hillsborough School Board votes to open schools Monday, reversing previous decision

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources In an emergency meeting of the Hillsborough School Board Friday morning, members voted 5-2 to open schools Monday after a week of online-only classes, despite previously voting...

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....

As Florida schools open, teachers and staff prepare for a new life in and out of the classroom

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Lakewood High School math teacher Melissa Ostrowski loves her family and her students. In a normal year, she’d see her sister and 2-year-old niece at least once...

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