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  1. Hillsborough Education Foundation, Yoobi team to surprise students


    The kids at Bing Elementary knew something special was about to happen when a six-foot white dog with a "target" over his right eye walked into the classroom.

    And they were right.

    Volunteers from Target and Caspers Company, as well as Hillsborough County School Board member and Hillsborough Education Foundation board member Tamara Shamburger, with a class of students at Bing Elementary.
  2. In union push at USF, adjunct professors strive for more respect and a living wage


    TAMPA — Robert Ryan cleaned out his office in May. He knew he was dying.

    USF adjunct English professor Mike Ruso reads a letter from former adjunct professor Robert Ryan, who used to share the office before dying of cancer earlier this year. Ryan, whose books personal items are still in the office, has become a kind of martyr for the cause of USF adjuncts pushing to start a union. "I'm reminded every single day of the very real, very human consequences of this business model that universities have adopted," Ruso said. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  3. Pasco school district proposes future changes to west-side elementary and middle school zones


    Plans to erase the attendance boundaries for Ridgewood High School have grabbed all the attention.

    In a letter to Pasco Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning, the Florida Department of Education accepted the Pasco district’s findings that concerns about Trinity Oaks Elementary’s 2017 fourth-grade math tests were unfounded.