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Hear from 2024 Hillsborough School Board candidates in District 7 (countywide)

Hear from Hillsborough School Board District 7 incumbent Lynn Gray and challengers Jen Flebotte, Johnny Bush and Karen Bendorf.
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Question of tax increases divide Hillsborough County School Board candidates

Listen: Candidates for the Hillsborough County School Board District 7 spot spoke in Ybor City Friday during a political forum. The candidates made clear their positions on education in a county that has more D...
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Hear from 2024 Hillsborough School Board candidates in Districts 1 and 3

Hear from incumbent Nadia Combs and challenger Julie Magill. And from incumbent Jessica Vaughn and challenger Angela Pimento Fullwood.
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In emergency meeting, Hillsborough School Board overturns its decision not to renew charter school contracts

Hillsborough County School Board member Jessica Vaughn speaks about local control pressure from the state of Florida. Plus we hear a St. Pete City Council District 8 candidate forum.

“Unmask Our Kids” Demonstration at Hillsborough School Board Meeting

Tuesday evening, approximately 60 to 70 adults and children attended a demonstration on Kennedy Blvd. They voiced their opposition to mask requirements for students. Many of the demonstrators also spoke before the School Board. Reasons...
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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 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...

Public education advocates criticize Florida Legislature

On MidPoint Monday we heard about several controversies around public education and whether the Florida Legislature supports public education or is more interested in privatizing education. The discussion was from a Tampa Tiger Bay Club...
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Hillsborough teachers & supporters rally outside school board meeting

Teachers and their supporters rallied at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Hillsborough County School Board. They’ve demonstrated outside the last several meetings. The executive director of HCTA — the Hillsborough teachers’ union — Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins,...
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Hillsborough Schools testing buses fueled by propane

The Hillsborough County public school district is updating an aging school bus fleet by purchasing new vehicles; and part of that push is testing buses that run on an alternative fuel: propane. Recently WMNF News spoke about...

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