Hillsborough County schools superintendent Jeff Eakins tried to explain to the Florida Board of Education on Wednesday why he had delayed making leadership changes at four elementary schools with persistently low state test scores. The board didn't want to hear it. Now he's negotiating with the Department of Education over his next steps. Reporters Jeff Solochek and Marlene Sokol discuss the latest in this ongoing story on today's Gradebook podcast.
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