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.[audio:820/081213Segment1.mp3|titles=The News Hour – Mary Ellen Elia]
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.[audio:820/081213Segment2.mp3|titles=The News Hour – Mary Ellen Elia]
Mary Ellen Elia talks about school grades and the impact of the FCAT and accountability for the teachers and faculty.[audio:820/081213Segment3.mp3|titles=The News Hour – Mary Ellen Elia]
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.[audio:820/081213Segment4.mp3|titles=The News Hour – Mary Ellen Elia]