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Tampa Bay area schools to close ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall

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Many area schools and colleges in the Tampa Bay area have announced plans to shut down ahead of Hurricane Irma’s Florida landfall this weekend.

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Richard Corcoran again blasts Hillsborough schools spending

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Richard Corcoran isn’t backing down from his criticism of local school districts as they continue to face wreduced funding from Tallahassee.

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Chief academic officer resigns from Hillsborough County schools

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The chief academic officer of Hillsborough County Public Schools resigned Wednesday, reports Marlene Sokol of the Tampa Bay Times. Elizabeth Agresta resigned her post due to personal reasons according to district spokeswoman Tanya Arja. Superintendent Jeff Eakins accepted Agresta’s resignation and extended his best wishes. Agresta said the following to her employees in the district’s Office of Teaching and Learning: “This afternoon, Jeff announced to the cabinet members that I have made the decision to resign from my position as…

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Trade show for students aims to boost interest in skilled worker careers

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More and more educators, policymakers and politicians are recognizing and trumpeting the idea that not all students are college material. That’s led to an outpouring of support for vocational schools and early training in non-college careers. For kids who fit that mold, the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter along with Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena are hosting the inaugural Build Tampa Bay trade show and job fair this February 2 at Amalie…

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