Training Better Teachers
Over the next seven years, Hillsborough County Schools will spend $202 million to make teachers better at their jobs. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has chipped in $100 million of that -- the largest of four teacher effectiveness grants. The goal is to boost student success; district officials want 60 percent of students to graduate college-ready, rather than the 37 percent that do now. This week: how the money will be spent and what it means in the classroom.
In 1974 James Bain of Lake Wales was convicted and sent to prison for assulting a 9 year old boy but recent DNA evidence supposedly proves his innocence, and the USF Bulls Football Team has been invited to participate in the International Bowl which takes place in Canada, but certain passport requirements may pose a problem for many players.
Paula Schoenwether and Nancy Wilson
Reverend Nancy Wilson of Metropolitan Community Churches and artist and photographer Paula Schoenwether have been together for more than 30 years. Here, they talk about the beginnings of their relationship, starting with how they met.
Hillsborough County may join the consortium of surrounding counties that have placed limits regarding lawn fertilization and its relation to red tide, Hurricane experts predict between 11 and 16 named storms in the coming 2010 Hurricane season, Scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology concluded a recent study regarding lightning and its potential hazard to airline passengers, Polk County man may be set free as a result of DNA testing, a senate committe passes new rule banning large snakes from being imported into Florida, and the Tampa Bay Storm football team returns.