Saturday, August 18, 2018
Florida’s teacher shortage is ‘real, and it’s going to get worse,’ State Board of Ed member worries
Rachel Howman, foreground, works alongside her classmates in their biology class at Ridgewood High in May 2018. Teacher Stacy Brown conducts the class from Virginia. The school hired a distance teacher after the educator who started the year left and a suitable replacement couldn't be found. [JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times]
As millions of Florida's school children returned to classes this week, many schools struggled to find enough teachers greet and teach them."We are very concerned about the growing teacher shortage," Cathy Boehme of the Florida Education...
Photos by MARIA CARRILLO   |   Times
Ruben Bell Jr. died on Jan. 6, 1968, in Vietnam, a casualty of war at 19. Bell is buried in St. Petersburg\u2019s Lincoln Cemetery. The national Wall of Faces project has tried to find photos of all those listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Putting a face to the name: Picture of Marine killed in Vietnam one of the missing
OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 
Tampa\u2019s downtown police headquarters, opened in 1962 as a bank, should be replaced, but there\u2019s no money for it, Mayor Bob Buckhorn says.\uFEFF The project will be passed to his successor.
Why does Tampa’s police station smell so much like weed?
Hernando County Sheriff's Office investigators on Friday examine the car that deputies said a 9-month-old infant boy was found in. Keyton Callaghan was found in a car seat by his father at about 11:30 a.m., deputies said, and later pronounced dead at Oak Hill Hospital. The mother had been caring for the infant since Thursday night, deputies said. [MEGAN REEVES  |  Times]
In Spring Hill, 9-month-old baby boy dies after being left in car
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