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  1. Pinellas teachers get schooled over summer break


    ST. PETERSBURG — It was time to line up for lunch, a procedure Justin Black had perfected.

    Kali Davis (left), training director for Springboard to Success, helps to coach Justin Black (center), who will be starting his third year of teaching physical education at Melrose Elementary School. Black is instructing students in a math lesson while taking part in Springboard for Success, a summer program to train rookie teachers which was held at Woodlawn Elementary School in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  2. Education official apologizes anew, this time to victims


    WASHINGTON — The Education Department's top civil rights official's "flippant" remarks are raising questions about the government's commitment to fighting campus sexual violence, even as she issued her second apology in as many days for attributing 90 percent of sexual assault claims to both parties being drunk. …

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in June. [Associated Press]
  3. Palm Harbor Middle School math instructor to learn if she's Florida's top teacher


    ORLANDO — A Palm Harbor Middle School math instructor will learn tonight if she's the top teacher in the state.

    Palm Harbor Middle School teacher Vanessa Ko gives her thanks after learning that she was the Pinellas County Outstanding Educator of the Year during the ceremony at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Jan. 31, 2017. [LARA CERRI | Times]