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Education

USF welcomes herd of freshmen Bulls, returning upperclassmen to campus

USF welcomes herd of freshmen Bulls, returning upperclassmen to campus

TAMPA — The streets of USF are lined with cars stuffed with bags, clothes and sometimes boxes full of makeup.
Published: 08/22/15

Grant arising from mass killings to fund youth mental health services

TAMPA — A new federal grant will provide at-risk students in Hillsborough County mental health services both in and out of school.
Published: 08/22/15
Center gets donations to help needy students get ready for school

Center gets donations to help needy students get ready for school

The start of the school year means plenty of students need new shoes and school uniforms.
Published: 08/21/15
Hillsborough school bus drivers prepare to hit road amid fleet concerns

Hillsborough school bus drivers prepare to hit road amid fleet concerns

TAMPA — As hundreds school bus drivers completed the final leg of their summer training Thursday, Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds was a sea of purple and white polo shirts — their uniform.
Published: 08/21/15

Florida Polytechnic board approves $975,000 for president’s home

Florida Polytechnic University’s board of trustees has agreed to buy President Randy Avent a $975,000 home.
Published: 08/21/15
Dog lost leg, but new Eckerd student arrives safe after solo sail

Dog lost leg, but new Eckerd student arrives safe after solo sail

ST. PETERSBURG — For nine months, 19-year-old Sally Gardiner-Smith sailed alone with only her cockapoo for company. She would go four or five days without speaking to another human.
Published: 08/18/15
Updated: 08/19/15
Hillsborough schools emphasizing safety along with education

Hillsborough schools emphasizing safety along with education

In April, a student at Greco Middle School told two resource officers that a student brought a gun to school. Officers Jorge Velez and Hector Villafane quickly found the 14-year-old boy, who had a loaded .22-caliber pistol in his pocket.
Published: 08/17/15
Updated: 08/18/15

UCF fraternity suspended after alleged rape chant video

A University of Central Florida fraternity has been suspended after a video handed over to the school showed a fraternity member making offensive remarks about rape.
Published: 08/15/15
Hillsborough school district plans for post-Gates grant era

Hillsborough school district plans for post-Gates grant era

TAMPA — As the Hillsborough County School District searches for ways to offset its leaking reserve fund, leaders are looking at a massive grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a wary eye.
Published: 08/15/15
Jesuit High marks school year’s first Mass

Jesuit High marks school year’s first Mass

Mass on Friday morning continued the start of the fall semester for students at Tampa’s all-male Jesuit High School, the first school returning to class in Hillsborough County.
Published: 08/14/15