Public schools to go back in session — remotely

Florida students in kindergarten through 12th grades will remain off school campuses until at least April 15 because of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. While students will remain off campus, they will receive some type of online or remote instruction beginning at the end of March, according to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Superintendent Kurt Browning provided a March 22 … [Read more...]

New River kids tackle cooking challenge

Four New River Elementary students are getting set to take off their “thinking caps” and put on their “chef’s caps.” Fourth-graders Payton Furman, Cameron Keehn, Payton Leidy and Charyn Maldonado will compete as a team in the third annual Gridiron Cooking Challenge at One Buc Place, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training facility, on May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Other regional competitions are being … [Read more...]

Teaching the art of business through small transactions

The children on the covered play court behind Chester Taylor Elementary School were having a blast. They were learning the ins and outs of business without even realizing it. As the kids made their way from station to station, they could earn money by asking questions. They could then spend their earnings on games of chance to win prizes. Of course, the money was paper money, and … [Read more...]

Pasco schools get good news in reading, science

Florida schools are transitioning into the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and some proof of the success of that move already is showing up in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores. Pasco County schools showed improvement in reading and science, but has room for improvement when it comes to math, based on test details released by Pasco County Schools on Friday. "We are … [Read more...]

School district uses surveys to gauge progress

Superintendent Kurt Browning plans to use annual surveys by the Gallup organization to help gauge the progress of Pasco County Schools. The district’s school board in February heard a review of the Gallup Student Poll and the employee engagement survey findings in February, and according to the Gallup report, the district’s results were in the same ballpark as national findings. Since the … [Read more...]