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Pinellas schools add M16 rifles to police cache

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 -

— The Pinellas County School District has purchased 28 M16 rifles for its internal police department, according to Law Enforcement Support Office documents.

Plato Academy’s successes mount as charter continues expansion

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 -

Plato Academy started out like many Pinellas County charter schools: broke, failing and struggling to keep students in the classroom.

Taste of Dunedin kicks off city’s Restaurant Week

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 -

— Gray clouds and a light sprinkle didn’t deter hundreds of hungry festivalgoers from standing outside Pensare Italian Bistro and Wine Bar Sunday afternoon, anxious to ...

Pinellas School District budget approved

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 - Four new magnet programs, two new schools, a major remodeling project and new technology in every classroom are a few of the items on the Pinellas County school distri...

Pinellas schools flip decade-old downward enrollment trend

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 -

— Enrollment in Pinellas County’s public schools is increasing for the first time in a decade, school officials said.

PH University High ranked among best in Florida for college prep

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 -

— Palm Harbor University High School is the best in Pinellas County and among the top schools in the state when it comes to preparing students for college, according to...

Students, Rowdies team up on fitness promo video

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 -

Pinellas County physical education teachers are hoping a workout video made with the Tampa Bay Rowdies will encourage their students to be a bit rowdier in and out of their classes.

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...

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