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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is prompting Pasco Schools to get tough on pre-game prayer sessions. Patch File Photo
Linda Ruggieri July 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
We have to stop taking God out of our lives!
Dave Burrier July 14, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Please get your god out of our lives. Thanks
Dave Burrier July 14, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Linda Ruggieri, please get your god out of our lives. Thanks
A Duval County School Board member thinks kids should be able to fight back if they're attacked in school.
Harold Sultzbaugh June 18, 2014 at 10:55 am
Common sense should prevail in these cases.That is, OF COURSE the child(or adult) should fight back!Read More I know from experience that a strong reaction from the bullied(me) ended the problem, and afterward I was treated with respect. There is NO other reasonable solution to bullying. Harold Sultzbaugh
P June 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
Just "turn the other cheek" NEVER works! Bullies know the rules (disobey them likeRead More "guidelines" as to just how far they can bully!) Victim HAS to be able to defend! Is this current rule enforced by "Pro-Life" people? If you really care for life, DEFEND IT and peoples right to defend themselves!
Marc J. Yacht MD, MPH June 18, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Difficult issue. As a child in an inner city school in Philadelphia, fighting in the school yardRead More was pretty commonplace. Typically a teacher would pull the kids apart and chase them to their next class. Sometimes a trip to the Principal's office and a scolding. Now such fights are often criminalized and the parents are brought into it and the whole business is blown out of proportion. I agree with the Superintendent, no fighting can be tolerated. Especially with easy access to weapons and the potential for dangerous repercussions. I would suggest investigating who triggered the altercation for appropriate discipline. There should be a clear policy to punish bullies.
Jose Baez has agreed to represent the family of an autistic boy who was slapped by a Pasco County school bus aide.
Rob June 13, 2014 at 01:19 pm
As a school Nurse assigned to a cluster school with high population of autistic and ESE children, IRead More do think monitors need to be in place. These children are very fragile people and while I will never excuse nor condone striking a child, I understand how it can happen. I think a thorough background check needs to be done during the employment process.
Sherri Lonon June 13, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Thanks for the insights, Rob!
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Scott Adams November 10, 2013 at 05:50 pm
Common core will soon have the education system discriminating against minorities more like theRead More prison system. It has already been in progress, check it out at Scott Adam's blog article "NAACP demands ignored until Superintendent's contract extended" http://templeterrace.patch.com/groups/scott-adams-blog/p/naacp-demands-ignored-until-superintendents-contract-extended
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Normandy Piccolo/Bullycide: To Whom It Concerns September 21, 2013 at 01:19 pm
Great article Catherine :) There are so many apps out now for phones I don't know how parents canRead More keep up. In the recent press conference Sheriff Judd held regarding the Bullycide of Polk County teen, Rebecca Sedwick - he mentioned many new apps kids are using that have no guidelines or responsibility or ways to track predators/bullys. It's frightening. I blog on Patch about bullycide. If you get a moment, please check it out. http://templeterrace.patch.com/blogs/normandy-piccolobullycide-to-whom-it-concernss-blog
Several schools were on modified lockdown Sept. 6. Patch File Photo
Lucie September 6, 2013 at 09:46 am
Cheri, I think you are forgetting that Temple Terrace city limits extend to Fletcher Avenue now.Read More USF is within a short walk from Temple Terrace, so several of those schools are most definitely in the Temple Terrace area.
Beth Williams September 6, 2013 at 03:25 pm
Apparantly they locked down the wrong schools....The police chase started when they spotted his carRead More behind Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace according to news site.
Bev Baker September 7, 2013 at 08:22 am
Beth, I too wondered why they locked down New Tampa schools and not ours. Thank God he didn't goRead More running inside Greco!
Yinka Alege was named principal of Greco Middle School in 2012.
Elizabeth A. Leib July 30, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Add to your knowledge by reading. Here's an excellent article on the big picture from TimesRead More columnist Bill Maxwell: http://www.tampabay.com/writers/bill-maxwell
Alex July 30, 2013 at 03:25 pm
I agree with you Rob, and I'm sure you agree with me when I say that there are kids of all races nowRead More a days who act badly and whose parents could care less and treat the schools as glorified day care centers. There has to be a huge push for higher education and the love for learning not just in the black community, and with parents in general. Not all of course, but there is a sizable percentage of parents who like I said could care less about their children unless they do something horrible, then they're all over that and the child is an angel! I thank God I don't teach or have anything to do with children, God love those who do.
James Shosesesta July 31, 2013 at 01:52 pm
Temple Terrace schools for TEMPLE TERRACE RESIDENTS!
About half of Hillsborough County’s middle schools showed improvement, including the district’s two new single-gender schools.
Scott Adams July 29, 2013 at 11:25 am
The big story here is that MaryEllen Elia says one thing when the mic is on and another thing whenRead More the mic is off. See Scott Adams Juxtaposed News blog "Derelict Duo" on Patch.
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