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$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...

Pinellas takes over failing Gulf Coast Academy

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 -

— The Pinellas County school district will take over a failing charter school in time for the start of the next school year, but that won’t change school leadership.

Pinellas school board extends Gregos contract to 2020

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 -

— It’s been 21 months since Superintendent Michael Grego took the helm of the Pinellas County school district, and school board members like what they’ve seen.

Two Pinellas schools will reopen with digital focus

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 - The schools were closed in 2009 but will soon be Centers for Innovation and Digital Learning, and teachers will spend the week in a “technology boot camp.”

Pinellas school board incumbents face challengers

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 -

. PETERSBURG — Each of the four Pinellas County School Board members seeking re-election in August will face a challenger, and the flurry of campaigning is already under way.

Foundation’s chief, teacher rep bow out

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 -

— Two longtime Pinellas County education leaders will step down this week, but their presence will be felt for years to come, school board members said.

School board spares historic 2 buildings

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 -

Two of Pinellas County’s oldest schools will get a new lease on life.

State’s $10M to bankroll USFSP business school expansion

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 - With his graduation from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg only a month behind him, Mark Lombardi-Nelson began his first job with a local softwar...

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