Jan. 18: Failure Factories

Filed under Academic, Events on January 16, 2017.

In 2015 the Tampa Bay Times began publishing an investigative series, Failure Factories, which exposed how failed promises of money and resources resulted in five “average” schools in Pinellas County becoming some of the worst over an eight year period. The series was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2016.

Michael LaForgia, one of the award-winning reporters, will speak at the Bob Graham Center on January 18 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora about his investigation into the school district. The event is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live at www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.