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About 1,800 people watched juniors and seniors from local high schools compete in the ninth annual Walker Rising Stars scholarship competition last week at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Schools, Volunteers in the News
Country Day School students have now collected $7,250 from pledges to help Southeastern Guide Dogs.
A handcrafted centennial quilt celebrates 100 years of education in Pinellas County: 1912-2012
Schools, Sports, Local Connections
Leonard Johnson, a Clearwater native, was recently signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and insists he hasn't forgotten his humble beginnings.
A local lacrosse group is leading a charge to get the club sport recognized as a varsity sport in Pinellas County, but that struggle "has a long way to go," at best.
Preliminary reading and writing results were mixed across grade levels.
Police & Fire, Schools
Prom season continues with Largo's prom on May 19. Local agencies have programs designed to keep teens and others on the road safe.
The passing grade for Florida's standardized writing test has been lowered by an emergency rule, keeping the failure rate basically unchanged, TBO.com reports.
Educators have proposed reducing the FCAT writing passing score to increase passing rates. A discussion is scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Lunch prices will go up for students as of July 1. But the universal breakfast will be free next school year for all students.
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