Mary Ellen Elia Joins The News Hour

In this addition of The News Hour with Dick Greco and Dan Maduri, Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia dropped in to talk about about a variety of topics.


Mary Ellen Elia tells us why Hillsborough County Schools hire the most employees in the city and reflect on the challenges that our teachers face.

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The importance of giving each student their essential needs as it pertains to education including making sure every child eats.  There are many programs to help students get these essentials.

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Mary Ellen Elia talks about school grades and the impact of the FCAT and accountability for the teachers and faculty.

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Superintendent of Hillsborough County Schools answers why there’s such a negative feeling about FCAT and what we all can do to remedy theses issues.

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Host of the syndicated News Talk Florida radio program Florida Live with Dan Maduri, Dan is America's youngest and most compelling major market talk show host. With striking commentary and provocative guests, Dan informs and entertains as he exams current events in news, culture, and sports. Recently featured as one of Radio Ink Magazine's Top 30 Under 30, Dan invites you to join the conversation every Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM on WWBA 820 AM and online at