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Events and Partnerships

Alternate Times writing contest for high school students
Deadline: Oct 6, 2014

Tampa Bay high school students, submit an original short story for a chance to win $100 and be featured as a presenting author at the 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading!

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Free workshop for teachers of grades 6-12
Mental Health Issues in the Classroom
Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This workshop will help educators recognize the early signs of mental illness and substance abuse in adolescents, understand how best to intervene so that youth are linked to services and learn to use informational text to address difficult topics in the classroom.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Tampa Bay's Cutest Pet Photo Contest 2014! This year's contest is over, but look for announcements about next years in the fall of 2014.

View the winners of this year's contest


Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program wins international recognition

Reading with the Rays - Read Your Way to the Ballpark, a summer reading program produced in partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Rays Baseball Foundation, has been awarded a 2013 Silver World Young Reader Prize by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
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Newspaper in Education curriculum supplements win national awards

Two NIE curriculum supplements have been recognized with national awards in the National Newspaper Association’s 2013 Newspaper And Education Contest.
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Sesame Street developed Here for Each Other to help adults and children cope with disasters. Your furry Sesame friends are here to help you and your child through this challenging time. Provided courtesy of WEDU.
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NIE has partnered with Little Passports to bring Tampa Bay students an exciting educational opportunity.
Little Passports is an award-winning learning toy for boys and girls between 5 and 10 years of age geared towards inspiring children to learn about other countries and cultures.
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Pinellas Teachers Only: Free field trips to art museums
Free field trips to art museums are available for all Pinellas County teachers of all grades and contents (courtesy of referendum funds).
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