2019-2020 Hillsborough County graduation rates are highest in district history

Recently, Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) and the Florida Department of Education released its 2019-2020 graduation rates. HCPS reached a graduation rate of 88.8%, the highest in district history! Despite the inherent challenges the pandemic brought upon Hillsborough County students, including remote learning in the Spring, the students were able to achieve at high levels…

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Florida Teacher of the Year, King High School’s “Dr. Dre,” Featured in USF Magazine

2020 Florida Teacher of the Year and King High School music teacher, Dr. Dakeyan “Dre” Graham, has been featured in the Winter 2019 issue of USF Magazine. Graham, who has served as director of instrumental studies at King for the past 10 years, was named the state’s Teacher of the Year last summer, the second…

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Volunteers needed for Tampa Bay area financial aid nights

Each year, more than half of the students who would qualify for free federal aid for their education do not complete the required application to receive the funding. Recent research shows that in Florida more than 40,000 students who would have been eligible to receive an average of almost $4,000 in Pell Grants didn’t receive…

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LEAP Tampa Bay represented on Tampa’s Workforce Development Committee

Workforce Development Advisory Committee members held their first meeting today. Image credit: @cityoftampa Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced her Workforce Development Advisory Team on July 24, the third of her five-part “Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow” transition advisory teams. The Workforce Development Advisory Team is co-chaired by Tim Marks, President and CEO of Metropolitan Ministries and Dr.…

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