Thursday, November 15, 2018

Education

Lee is renamed Tampa Heights Elementary School

Lee is renamed Tampa Heights Elementary School

TAMPA - Even the vote to rename Lee Elementary School - a treasured institution that weathered a devastating fire and a year-long relocation - did not happen without twists and turns.Tuesday's decision to call the rebuilt school Tampa Heights Element...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Years after the ribbon cutting, USF sorts out a funding mix-up with one of its buildings

Years after the ribbon cutting, USF sorts out a funding mix-up with one of its buildings

A state-ordered review of construction funding at Florida universities has uncovered a multimillion-dollar funding snag at the University of South Florida that officials there are not fully explaining.The mix-up involves the $21.7 million Dr. Kiran C...
Updated: 8 hours ago
The Daystarter: The Rays’ Blake Snell takes the Cy Young; Red Tide is stalling the growth of Pinellas tourism; and catch up on all the latest Florida recount news.

The Daystarter: The Rays’ Blake Snell takes the Cy Young; Red Tide is stalling the growth of Pinellas tourism; and catch up on all the latest Florida recount news.

The Daystarter: What’s it like to be called up the NHL; this father had a foreboding sense about his son; check out all the Tampa Bay Times’ podcasts.
Published: 11/15/18
In Hillsborough, the options include 137 private schools

In Hillsborough, the options include 137 private schools

In Hillsborough County and across the nation, the vast majority of families continue to choose traditional public schools. But private school enrollment in Florida has generally been on the rise in Florida for the last 10 years — from 321,298 ...
Published: 11/01/18
Updated: 11/14/18
Florida education news: K-12 funding, college access, school naming and more

Florida education news: K-12 funding, college access, school naming and more

A roundup of stories from around the state.
Published: 11/14/18
The Daystarter: A whole lot of suing going on in the Florida recount; why Rick Scott and Bill Nelson are smack in the middle; a Hall of Fame kind of night for Martin St. Louis

The Daystarter: A whole lot of suing going on in the Florida recount; why Rick Scott and Bill Nelson are smack in the middle; a Hall of Fame kind of night for Martin St. Louis

The Daystarter: Marc Topkin on Rays’ manager Kevin Cash falling short of the top AL manager award; Graham Brink on why Amazon just isn’t that into Tampa Bay; and Tom Jones on why the Bucs are keeping Jameis Winston on the bench.
Published: 11/14/18
Man who defrauded area charter schools sentenced to 20 years in prison

Man who defrauded area charter schools sentenced to 20 years in prison

The mastermind behind a scheme to defraud charter schools in seven Florida counties, including Pinellas and Hillsborough, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.Marcus May, 56, was also ordered to pay $5 million in fines to the state by Escambia...
Published: 11/13/18
Nearly 100 ideas to rename Tampa’s Lee Elementary

Nearly 100 ideas to rename Tampa’s Lee Elementary

From the obvious to the ironic and back again, Hillsborough residents racked their collective brains to find the best new name for Lee Elementary School.MaryEllen Elia was suggested, for the last superintendent.But that won't happen. A newly revised ...
Published: 11/13/18
School Search 2018: Pinellas options include magnets, academies, fundamentals

School Search 2018: Pinellas options include magnets, academies, fundamentals

The Pinellas County school system offers nearly 80 special programs for families who want to venture beyond their zoned school, with options that include magnets, fundamental schools and high school career academies. The complete list for the 2019-20...
Published: 11/01/18
Updated: 11/13/18
How to apply for a Pinellas school choice program

How to apply for a Pinellas school choice program

In early January, the Pinellas County school system will start accepting applications for choice programs for the 2019-20 academic year. The offerings include magnet, fundamental and high school career programs. The district refers to these as "...
Published: 11/01/18
Updated: 11/13/18