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Turnaround plans for Harllee, Rogers Garden challenged, but OK’d

Plans to turn around Harllee Middle School and Rogers Garden Elementary School — schools that have been repeatedly deemed failures by the state metrics —were met with skeptical remarks from the state board of education on Wednesday. After hearing from Manatee County School District Superintendent Diana Greene in the morning, the State Board of Education deferred taking final action until Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart could meet individually with Greene to ask more questions and provide a recommendation.

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Q&A with Pat Moreo, new College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Hired in March and brought on board in July, Pat Moreo came to Manatee from Las Vegas, one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations, to serve as the College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership dean at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. He hopes to make the college a “boutique” hospitality school, providing a service some of the larger hospitality schools can’t.

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Top 10 most challenged books

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”

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Top 10 most challenged books

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”
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Top 10 most challenged books 2:00

Top 10 most challenged books

School district serves summer meal No. 1 million 0:45

School district serves summer meal No. 1 million

Custodial work, school lessons key to summer program 0:41

Custodial work, school lessons key to summer program

Evan Longoria reads, answers questions at Downtown Central Library 1:20

Evan Longoria reads, answers questions at Downtown Central Library