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Training Better Teachers

Over the next seven years, Hillsborough County Schools will spend $202 million to make teachers better at their jobs. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has chipped in $100 million of that -- the largest of four teacher effectiveness grants. The goal is to boost student success; district officials want 60 percent of students to graduate college-ready, rather than the 37 percent that do now. This week: how the money will be spent and what it means in the classroom.

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Megan AllenHillsborough County and Florida Teacher of the Year
Jean ClementsPresident of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association
Mary Ellen EliaHillsborough County Schools Superintendent
Carol KurdellHillsborough County School Board Member

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