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Don’t blame schools’ problems on ‘resegregation’

Back in 2007, when Pinellas County schools were about to end decades of court-ordered busing, many in the black community feared a return to the bad old days when black schools were shamefully and deliberately underfunded. During a number of communit...
Published: 08/29/15
USF student injured in Cuba flown home for free

USF student injured in Cuba flown home for free

TAMPA — Moments after Barbara Jimenez stepped off the medical transport plane at the International Jet Center on Friday, she was escorted onto a stretcher, lifted into an ambulance and whisked away to Tampa General Hospital. ...
Published: 08/28/15
Updated: 08/29/15
USF gives new hope to driven student with rare disease

USF gives new hope to driven student with rare disease

A poster hangs in Sam Bridgman’s bedroom of a triumphant Muhammad Ali after a boxing match, with the caption “Impossible is nothing.” Ali’s immortal words have a become a battle cry. He likes to think of the unseen opponent Ali has just beaten as the disease Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare degenerative disorder that began to take over his body when he was a 15-year-old high school freshman.
Published: 08/28/15
Updated: 08/29/15
Barron Collier III gives USF $10.85M for work-ready school

Barron Collier III gives USF $10.85M for work-ready school

TAMPA — Barron Gift Collier III and his wife, Dana Collier, had never met the boy they helped send to the University of South Florida until he introduced them to the crowd in the USF Muma College of Business on Thursday.
Published: 08/27/15
Motorcyclist dies in crash with school bus in Lakeland

Motorcyclist dies in crash with school bus in Lakeland

A Lakeland man was killed when his motorcycle ran a red light at a high rate of speed before slamming into a school bus Thursday morning, a Lakeland police spokesman said.
Published: 08/27/15
USF student injured in Cuba crash to get flight home

USF student injured in Cuba crash to get flight home

TAMPA — After nearly a month of waiting, a 22-year-old University of South Florida student will finally come home for treatment of injuries she received in a serious car accident that left her stranded in Cuba with no money for a medical airli...
Published: 08/26/15
Greco Middle teachers turn over lounge to students

Greco Middle teachers turn over lounge to students

TAMPA — Principal Yinka Alege glided through the hallways of Greco Middle School on the first day of classes Tuesday, leaving in his wake a cloud of middle schoolers quickly tucking in their polo shirts. One student balancing like a surfer on ...
Published: 08/25/15

Sinkhole at USF closes Sycamore Drive to traffic

University of South Florida students were welcomed to the first day of classes Monday by a sinkhole in a road on the east side of campus.
Published: 08/25/15
Hillsborough starting school year with motto, ‘Preparing for life’

Hillsborough starting school year with motto, ‘Preparing for life’

TAMPA — Superintendent Jeff Eakins has worked to make a good impression on the Hillsborough County School Board, community leaders and parents throughout his district, but today he’s facing his toughest audience — more than 205,0...
Published: 08/24/15
Updated: 08/25/15
Safety message greets parents, students on first day of school

Safety message greets parents, students on first day of school

ST. PETERSBURG — As Melrose Elementary students arrived for their first day of school sporting fresh polo shirts and new backpacks, their parents got a reminder to put safety first.
Published: 08/24/15