The Pinellas school district has faced intense scrutiny from two investigations and two legal challenges prompted by "Failure Factories," a yearlong investigation by the Tampa Bay Times that showed how the district abandoned integration efforts in 2007 and broke promises of money and resources for elementary schools that became overwhelmingly poor and black. The schools — Campbell Park, Fairmount Park, Lakewood, Maximo and Melrose — are failing at rates worse than almost any other schools in Florida. Follow the team behind the series as the story develops.
Tampa Bay TimesThe U.S. Department of Education on Monday opened a civil rights investigation into whether the Pinellas County School District systematically discriminates against black children, the agency said.
by Lyndsey McKenna, Tampa Bay...4/6/2016 2:39:40 PM
Tampa Bay TimesThe Pinellas County school system would undergo a major overhaul under a new proposal aimed at repairing the damage done to schools in St. Petersburg's black neighborhoods after years of neglect.
by Lyndsey McKenna, Tampa Bay...4/6/2016 2:38:36 PM
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