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Very sad to see the district has not followed through on one of the best ways to help these truly needy students, recruiting and retaining excellent teachers for these schools.

Since the board hired Mike Grego as superintendent in 2012, at least one additional measure has fallen through the cracks. In a 2013 turnaround plan filed with the state, the district pledged to recruit its most effective teachers to work at struggling schools. The district analyzed state test scores and identified about 600 teachers whose students showed the biggest improvement year over year. More than two years later, district officials have done nothing with the list.

Source: How Pinellas County left black children with Florida’s worst elementary schools | Failure factories | Tampa Bay Times | Tampa Bay Times