Sunday, November 11, 2018

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Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

How Hillsborough sold a school tax in just 10 weeks

How Hillsborough sold a school tax in just 10 weeks

TAMPA — The clock started ticking on Aug. 24, the day the Hillsborough County School Board voted to take the plunge.District supporters had just 10 weeks to sell the public on a half-cent sales tax to support the schools' capital needs, includi...
Published: 11/07/18
Closing the achievement gap at Pinellas’ most struggling elementary schools needs holistic approach, principals say

Closing the achievement gap at Pinellas’ most struggling elementary schools needs holistic approach, principals say

Principals of Pinellas County's worst-performing elementary schools gathered Tuesday to share their progress in closing the academic achievement gap between black students and their peers.Successes, like added reading program...
Published: 11/07/18
School choice wins in Florida, advocates say

School choice wins in Florida, advocates say

Continued Republican control of the Legislature and Governor's Mansion pave the way for expanded choice options.
Published: 11/07/18
Florida education news: Elections, school closures, gender issues and more

Florida education news: Elections, school closures, gender issues and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Published: 11/07/18
Hillsborough School Board 1: Cona defeats Person

Hillsborough School Board 1: Cona defeats Person

The winner will serve out the remaining two years of Susan Valdes' term.
Published: 11/06/18
Hillsborough School Board 6: Perez topples Washington

Hillsborough School Board 6: Perez topples Washington

The two are running for a districtwide seat that was held previously by April Griffin.
Published: 11/06/18
Hillsborough voters approve sales tax hike for AC, other school improvements

Hillsborough voters approve sales tax hike for AC, other school improvements

The tax would remain in effect for 10 years and is expected to raise $1.31 billion. Of that, roughly half would be used for air conditioning improvements.
Published: 11/06/18
Pinellas School Board 2: Lisa Cane defeats Jeff Larsen

Pinellas School Board 2: Lisa Cane defeats Jeff Larsen

The latest:With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Lisa Cane beat out Jeff Larsen for the District 2 spot on Pinellas County School BoardThis race was one of three for seats on the board, which oversees Florida’s eighth-largest schoo...
Published: 11/06/18
Hernando School Board election results: Jimmy Lodato defeats Diane Rowden

Hernando School Board election results: Jimmy Lodato defeats Diane Rowden

Jimmy Lodato, a teacher advocate and frequent presence at school board meetings, defeated Diane Rowden on Tuesday to take the lone remaining seat on the Hernando County School Board.With all Hernando County precincts reporting, Lodato took more than ...
Published: 11/06/18
Pasco School Board 5: Megan Harding defeats Tara O’Connor

Pasco School Board 5: Megan Harding defeats Tara O’Connor

The Latest:• With nearly all votes counted, Fox Hollow Elementary teacher Megan Harding holds a commanding lead of about 29,000 ballots over Hudson attorney Tara O'Connor.•  Harding, a classroom teacher, will have to resign...
Published: 11/06/18