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How Tampa Bay residents should prepare for Irma

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma, several Tampa Bay area school districts have announced school closings. Here are the districts that are closed Thursday and Friday: Hillsborough County Pinellas County Hernando County Here are the...

A look at school bus driver working conditions

Tuesday morning a Pinellas County Schools bus driver let students off the bus ten blocks away from their destination at Lealman Innovation Academy; according to a press release from the St. Petersburg Police Department, the...
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Union head: teachers spend own money on classroom supplies

Public school students go back to class in several counties across the Tampa Bay area Thursday, and many of them will have teachers who have to dig into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies....
education bill veto

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...

Community meets to help inner-city schools in Hillsborough

The education chair of the Hillsborough County Branch NAACP says the county’s superintendent of schools may have the legal authority to suspend the contract of teachers’ union in order to move more effective teachers to high-need...
Run for Palestine

Run for Palestine will raise funds for scholarships

Many students in the West Bank and Gaza strip have a difficult time accessing higher education – because of barriers to funding or travel; so on Saturday Tampa will be the site of one of a...
Pasco County Schools

Pasco law enforcement trains for active shooters

It’s become an all too familiar horror story in the U.S. – a shooter in a crowded public area gunning down victim after victim; so, how do law enforcement agencies train to deal with active...
Pinellas County School Board candidates

Pinellas School Board candidates forum

Several public schools in South St. Petersburg have been labeled “Failure Factories” by the Tampa Bay Times after an investigation found chronic low performance among the worst in the state; at a forum in St....
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Trans rights supporters to protest Sarasota School Board

People in Sarasota supporting the rights of transgender students will rally Tuesday night outside the Sarasota County School Board meeting. Trans students and their allies want changes to the school districts policies on bathrooms and dress...

Saint Petersburg Mayor delivers hopeful State of the City Address

Mayor Rick Kriseman announces that the state of Saint Petersburg is strong and sunny. Kriseman delivered his State of the City address last Saturday at the Coliseum. The auditorium was packed with city workers, residents...

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 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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