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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...

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...
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Labor activists will rally to oppose privatization of custodial work in Hillsborough Schools

The Hillsborough County Public School Board is studying the idea of turning over work that’s now done by unionized custodians to a private company instead. But activists who want to stop the privatization before the...
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Students from Puerto Rico enrolling in Tampa Bay schools

Since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico dozens of students have moved to Florida from the American commonwealth and enrolled in public schools here; Pinellas County Schools says as of Tuesday, it had “27 students who registered...
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Public school advocates urge Florida governor to veto education bill

In the closing days of its session, the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping $419 million education bill; but in a press conference Tuesday morning, parents, school board members, a Democratic state representative and the superintendent...

Criticized school lunch line policy put on hold

A Tampa middle school’s lunchroom incentive policy is on hold for now after a campaign led by students accused it of being discriminatory. Woodrow Wilson Middle School’s popular incentive card program inspired outrage when it...
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Hillsborough Schools dealing with fewer Gates dollars than expected

The Hillsborough School Board is having a budget workshop Tuesday and it’s trying to figure out how to fill some budget gaps. One issue is that county schools will get much less from a major grant from...
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Hillsborough teachers union: state needs to do more to help failing schools

This week the Hillsborough County School Board approved a new principal of Sligh Middle School in Tampa’s northeast Seminole Heights. It’s the fourth principal of the F-rated school in five years. To find out why...

Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin defends vote to oust Superintendent MaryEllen Elia

Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin defends vote to oust Superintendent MaryEllen Elia

Hillsborough School Board fires district superintendent

Hillsborough School Board fires its superintendent

Hillsborough Schools seek to boost academic performance for minorities; one activist prefers results

Hillsborough Schools seek to boost academic performance for minorities - one activist isn't holding her breath

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