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Lerner wins record Pinellas school board term

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 -

. PETERSBURG — Linda Lerner opted not to throw a party Tuesday night, instead spending the evening with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and neighbor at her Seminole home, eating g...

Head Start gets restart after two years

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 -

The Head Start program has been around since 1965, but its history in Pinellas County has some gaps. This school year, however, the program is back and hoping to expa...

Service groups unite to reach families in need

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 -

— Pinellas County has a plethora of community service organizations, but they have long struggled to work together to reach their full potential.

Cat fanciers converge on Pinellas Park for show

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 -

. PETERSBURG — The No. 1-ranked Bengal cat in the world, a feline from Indiana, drew a crowd at the Skyway Cat Club of Tampa Bay’s 30th annual TICA Cat Show on Sunday. But th...

24-year Pinellas District 6 school board member challenged

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 -

Linda Lerner is the longest-serving school board member in Pinellas County history, having put in 24 years, and now she is seeking four more.

Schools open today in Pinellas, Pasco counties

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 - Students and buses will be back on the road in Bay area counties — except for Hillsborough — and law enforcement will be out in full force to help everyone make it to class safely.

Three vie for District 4 school board seat

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 -

— Three candidates, all with education backgrounds, are competing to represent the Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and Safety Harbor area on the Pinellas County School Boar...

USF professor hopes to best school board incumbent

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 -

Kent “Kip” Curtis, a University of South Florida St. Petersburg professor and school volunteer, is hoping to take the District 3 at-large school board s...

Pinellas Board to discuss English Language Learners policy

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 -

— Students learning English as a second language will have two years to master their skills before their test scores count in school accountability measures.

PH high school will give portable classrooms the boot

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 -

— Portable classrooms will soon be a thing of the past at Palm Harbor University High School.

Latin fest showcases growing community in Pinellas

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 - PINELLAS PARK — The inaugural Pinellas Park Latin Festival featured plenty of eating and dancing — and so much more for long-time residents like Carmen Molinelli.

Pinellas school district asks Crist to stop running ad

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - — Charlie Crist’s newest advertisement in his attempt to regain the governor’s office takes him through the halls of his Alma Mater, St. Petersburg ...

Pinellas eyes single-gender program for at-risk boys

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 -

— Pinellas County school officials are looking at a new state pilot program to help at-risk young men turn their lives around by eliminating daily distractions —...

$1.2B schools budget faces public scrutiny

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 -

— The public will have its first opportunity to weigh-in on the Pinellas County school district’s proposed $1.2 billion budget for 2014-15 after the regular school board...

Pinellas tech centers consider adding ‘college’ to name

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 -

. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County School Board members hope changing the name of Pinellas Technical Education Centers to Pinellas Technical College with boost the school’s enrol...

Pinellas schools rally to boost performance

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 -

— It had a new principal and an almost completely new staff last school year in hopes of boosting student achievement. But when it comes to reading, Melrose Elementary ...

Probe targets Pinellas school’s FCAT scores

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 -

— Pinellas County school officials have been ordered to investigate Bay Point Elementary School’s FCAT exams for possible cheating.

Federal grant could help add programs at five schools

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 -

Battling long waiting lists for their most successful programs and little diversity in struggling schools, Pinellas County officials on Tuesday discussed a long-term plan to a...

FDOT urges upgrades at deadly Clearwater intersection

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 -

— The death of a longtime Pinellas County school crossing guard shook the community around Oak Grove Middle School, and it also spurred local officials to take steps to pre...

Mud Wars participants get dirty for charity

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 -

— The mud oozing from Spa Beach Park on Sunday was practically inescapable. From the parking lot to the Pier sidewalk, the park was transformed into a pit of sand and d...

Schools are upgrading technological savvy

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 -

The biggest growth challenge facing Pinellas County schools may not be changing curricula, shifting teachers or engaging students.

Tarpon community gathers to support wounded soldier

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 - Levi Eaves, a Tarpon High grad, was injured in Afghanistan

Pinellas superintendent is making the grade

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 -

— When Michael Grego showed up for his first superintendent interview nearly 18 months ago, Pinellas County’s longest serving school board member knew he was the...

School District disputes low FCAT scores

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 -

— Students’ scores on this year’s writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test were well below expectations, Pinellas County school offici...

Pride festival more family-friendly in final day

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 -

. PETERSBURG — After a night-long parade and celebration that didn’t wrap up until 3 a.m., Jenna Elwart-Lynn was tired. And hot.

More Pinellas students get help from Summer Bridge

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 -

— The Pinellas County school district’s second iteration of Summer Bridge has attracted more than 11,000 students with its hands-on education programs, and the b...

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