Monroe County schools improved their overall graduation rate by 3.1 percent and slightly exceeded the state’s rate this past year.
Monroe County schools improved their overall graduation rate by 3.1 percent and slightly exceeded the state’s rate this past year. John Amis AP file
Monroe County schools improved their overall graduation rate by 3.1 percent and slightly exceeded the state’s rate this past year. John Amis AP file

Gwen Filosa covers Key West and the Lower Florida Keys for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald and lives in Key West. She was part of the staff at the New Orleans Times-Picayune that in 2005 won two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from Indiana University.