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  1. Dawson Elementary opening Aug. 10 in Riverview to relieve crowding at area schools


    RIVERVIEW — Summer vacation for kids across Hillsborough County will soon come to an end.

    Warren Hope Dawson recently toured the new Riverview elementary school named for him and pronounced it well built and well thought out. Dawson, an attorney, was instrumental in the desegregation of Hillsborough public schools.  [School District of Hillsborough County]
  2. Survey shows employees praise, fear Hernando School Superintendent Romano


    BROOKSVILLE — Two years after Hernando school district leaders suggested an employee-based evaluation of Superintendent Lori Romano, the results — showing feedback both positive and not so — are now public.

Hernando County School District Superintendent Lori Romano received an  evulation from people she supervises during a school board workshop Tuesday. In the survey, employees both praised and criticized her performance. She is shown here in a workshop three years ago as she was completing her first year in the job.
  3. Pinellas teachers get schooled over summer break


    ST. PETERSBURG — It was time to line up for lunch, a procedure Justin Black had perfected.

    Kali Davis (left), training director for Springboard to Success, helps to coach Justin Black (center), who will be starting his third year of teaching physical education at Melrose Elementary School. Black is instructing students in a math lesson while taking part in Springboard for Success, a summer program to train rookie teachers which was held at Woodlawn Elementary School in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]