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SouthShore farmworkers concerned about cuts to Head Start

SouthShore farmworkers concerned about cuts to Head Start

Riverview, Florida -- Some 35 parents served by Redlands Christian Migrant Association, RCMA, converged on the local office of U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney on Friday to voice concern about the impact of federal budget cuts on Head Start early childhood education programs.

The group, dominated by low-income farm workers from south Hillsborough County, brought petitions bearing 373 signatures and explaining how cuts to Head Start would halt child care and educational services to vulnerable children during their most crucial years.

USF licensed technologies selected for national Innovation Expo

USF licensed technologies selected for national Innovation Expo

Tampa, Fla. -The Rolling Dance Chair and the SkateCase have been selected to be showcased in the national 2013 Innovation Expo at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Va., June 21-23, 2013.

The University of South Florida's licensed technologies are two of only six inventions chosen in the first round of exhibitors.

College planning 101 at Riverview

College planning 101 at Riverview

Riverview, Florida -- Organizers say one financial goal that most parents share is paying for their child's college education. Parents can learn much more about how to do that by attending a free class sponsored by MetLife.

Teachers will cover current and future college costs, sources of college funds, financial aid, scholarships, loans and 529 plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, and investment options for college savings.

USF dean chosen for key marine sciences leadership position

USF dean chosen for key marine sciences leadership position

Tampa, Florida -- The University of South Florida and one of its leaders in environmental sciences are ensured to have a voice internationally in shaping the future of ocean research, technology, and educational programs for years to come.

Co-founder of Ben & Jerry will speak at USF

Co-founder of Ben & Jerry will speak at USF

Tampa, Florida -- They used their life savings to start a business out of a renovated gas station and turned it into a $300 million empire. 

Now one of the men behind Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, a popular American success story, will share his experiences with future business leaders at the University of South Florida.

Co-founder Jerry Greenfield will speak in the Marshall Center Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 4.

District to hold parent meetings on temporary closure of 2 schools

District to hold parent meetings on temporary closure of 2 schools

Land O' Lakes, Florida -- The Pasco County School District has scheduled two meetings to inform parents about proposals to temporarily close Quail Hollow and Shady Hills elementary schools for renovations beginning in the 2013/2014 school year.

Parent University coming to Hillsborough Schools

Parent University coming to Hillsborough Schools

Hillsborough County, Florida-- Parents with kids enrolled in Hillsborough County public schools have a chance to attend a course of their own this weekend. 

According to the public schools superintendent, parents are invited to attend a series of informational sessions designed to support the academic life of children, called Parent University. 

It's scheduled for this Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at Chamberlain High School, 9401 N. Boulevard, Tampa.

Here is more information from the superintendent: