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School board not ready to let go of tiny piece of land

A 6,000-square-foot piece of land owned by the Manatee County School Board has become a highly contentious issue in recent meetings, after the superintendent originally recommended giving the piece of land to the adjacent property owner.

Education

MTC to offer health career camp for 15 students

Manatee Technical College will offer a Saturday camp for high school students interested in exploring careers in healthcare. MTC was awarded a grant from the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to offer the camp, making it free for students to attend.

Education

Proposed charter school set to be rejected

Two weeks after approving a charter contract for the first time since the 2014-15 academic year, the Manatee County School Board is expected to deny a different charter request next week. The board has denied every proposal to open a new charter school in Manatee County since the district-run Rowlett magnet school converted into a charter school: Rowlett Academy for Arts and Communication.

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USF Bull’s Bistro event sell out for 2016

A new tapas-style dining event at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s Culinary Innovation Lab has sold out for the rest of the year. The Bulls Bistro dining events debuted Sept. 8 in Lakewood Ranch and the remaining Bulls Bistros, scheduled Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17, sold out as well.

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SCF launches 60th anniversary celebration

During its 60th anniversary year, State College of Florida will host community festivities open to the public on each of the campuses and will top off the year with a college-wide event. SCF announcements for each event will be released as they draw closer including the Foundation’s Scholarship Luncheon, Avenues and Evening Under the Stars.

Education

Anila Jain joins USF campus board

Physician and medical consultant Anila Jain is joining the five-member University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus board. With more than 30 years of service to the campus, Jain was appointed by Regional Chancellor Sandra Stone. USF System President Dr. Judy Genshaft and the USF Board of Trustees confirmed Jain’s appointment this month.

Videos

South Florida Museum, Manatee County School District collaborate on pre-K classroom

Bradenton Herald reporter Meghin Delaney discusses a new pre-kindergarten class being housed at the South Florida Museum.
Meghin Delaney Bradenton Herald
South Florida Museum, Manatee County School District collaborate on pre-K classroom 2:57

South Florida Museum, Manatee County School District collaborate on pre-K classroom

Diana Greene expects exciting school year for Manatee County 1:00

Diana Greene expects exciting school year for Manatee County

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