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Woman killed in US fire after ‘waiting to put make-up on‘

An unnamed survivor has filmed the moment he revisited the area in the northern town of Paradise, Butte County, where people he knew were killed. 1:04 Video: At least 25 people have died in huge wildfires in California., including victims whose bodies were discovered in cars. The footage shows four burned-out cars, some of which have the charred remains of […]

California wildfire: Nurse ‘thought she was going to die‘

California wildfire: Nurse ‘thought she was going to die‘

Nichole Jolly, whose trousers caught on fire as she fled to safety, works at the Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise. The area has been ravaged by , in what is the third-deadliest California wildfire on record. Mrs Jolly and other nurses helped the hospital‘s 60 patients leave the hospital before they were told to drive to a […]

Macron warns: ‘The old demons are rising again‘

Macron warns: ‘The old demons are rising again‘

In front of nearly 70 heads of state, including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said that nationalism is a “betrayal of patriotism”. His speech at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris marked the centenary of the 1918 Armistice ending First World War, and it came before Donald Trump visited an American cemetery where he hailed […]

Pasco school district officials offer more details on proposal to close Lacoochee Elementary

Pasco school district officials offer more details on proposal to close Lacoochee Elementary

LAND O‘ LAKES – Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning wants to be perfectly clear: His plan to shutter Lacoochee Elementary School is not about money. "We are not doing this as a cost-saving effort," Browning told the School Board on Tuesday. Rather, he said, his proposal to close Lacoochee – as well as Hudson and Mittye P. Locke elementary schools […]

Florida education news: Elections, school closures, gender issues and more

Florida education news: Elections, school closures, gender issues and more

TOP OF THE TICKET: School choice supporter Republican Florida‘s governorship. He‘s talked about expanding choice options, growing technical education programs, putting and 80 percent of education funds — along with the constitution — into the classroom. Republicans also held majorities in the state House and Senate. SCHOOL BOARDS: The results were a bit unexpected in several Tampa Bay area races. Outsiders and defeated […]

Pasco elementary group teaching boys to be gentlemen

Pasco elementary group teaching boys to be gentlemen

NEW PORT RICHEY – In a Cotee River Elementary classroom, 18 fourth- and fifth-grade boys gathered at noon on a recent Friday. They brought lunches and were served up a helping of good advice from Steve Loveless, Learning Design Coach and organizer of the Distinguished Gentlemen‘s group. While the boys ate, Loveless taught. “As we‘ve heard with Spiderman, with great […]

Closing the achievement gap at Pinellas most struggling elementary schools needs holistic approach, principals say

Principals of Pinellas County‘s worst-performing elementary schools gathered Tuesday to share their progress in closing the academic achievement gap between black students and their peers. Successes, like added reading programs, new clubs and gains on state tests, were tempered with challenges, like the fight for more parental involvement in schools populated by kids in some of the county‘s most impoverished neighborhoods. The meeting was organized by […]