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  1. Pinellas education news: A campaign for school supplies, a leg up for disabled students and more

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    Campaign seeks donations of school supplies

    This year's Stuff the Bus school supplies campaign in Pinellas County ends with a final collection from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, 600 Cleveland St. [SKIP O'ROURKE | Times]
  2. Hillsborough to move slowly on name change for school honoring Robert E. Lee

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    TAMPA — While officials around the nation move quickly to address the issue of public monuments to the Confederacy, the Hillsborough County School Board opted Tuesday to keep moving slowly on a proposal to rename a school honoring Robert E. Lee.

    Lee Elementary Magnet School of World Studies & Technology, formerly named Robert E. Lee Elementary, originally opened its doors in the early 1900s as the Michigan Avenue Grammar School. Now some School Board members want to rename the predominantly black school, but the district is proceeding slowly. [SKIP O'ROURKE  |   Times]
  3. St. Petersburg may get two new charter schools

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    Following a two-year dry spell, the Pinellas County school district has received two applications to open charter schools in St. Petersburg.

    The former location of Windsor Preparatory Academy, which closed in 2016, has been mentioned as a possible site for a new charter school, St. Petersburg Academy of Math and Science. The school is one of two charters that recently applied to open in 2018. [LUIS SANTANA  |   Times]