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Hillsborough County Public Schools receives $2 million

Listen: US Congress member Kathy Castor announced $2 million of grant money for Hillsborough County Public Schools at the Bowers/Whitley Building Construction Academy. The money comes from two grants: federal funds from this year and...
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15 new schools in Hillsborough qualify for the After-School Meals Program

In Hillsborough County, 15 new school sites will qualify for the Florida Department of Health After-School Meals Program starting April 1st.
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Hillsborough School Board candidates talk book bans, funding, and more

Listen:   Candidates for the Hillsborough County School Board race spoke in Ybor City Friday during a political forum. Julie Magill is challenging incumbent Nadia Combs for District 1. Angela Pimento Fullwood is challenging incumbent...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 22, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Ceasefire approved Overnight, the Israeli Cabinet approved a cease-fire agreement with Hamas.   Calls to defund U.N. After the United Nations called for a ceasefire in Gaza, Governor Ron DeSantis called for the nation to defund the...

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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