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Duval County Public Schools

The Duval County School Board is asking for state funding to help cover costs associated with converting schools into hurricane shelters and storm damage. The district spent $1,041,834 on schools before and after Hurricane Irma.

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The Duval County School Board is hoping to hire a new superintendent by this summer — That’s what board members set as the goal at Tuesday’s meeting.


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University of North Florida engineering and physical therapy students have teamed up to create devices to help Atlantic Coast High School kids with disabilities.


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Florida has taken in nearly 8,000 students this year after hurricane disasters — the majority of them coming from Puerto Rico during the last couple months, according to the Florida Department of Education.


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Florida Governor Rick Scott highlighted his education budget proposal at Jacksonville’s Englewood Elementary School Wednesday morning.


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The Duval County School Board will vote next month on a plan to remove the International Baccalaureate program from Edward H. White Military Academy of Leadership and replace it with an early college program.


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Soon parents and caretakers will be able to see how dollars are spent at their child’s school and all the other public schools in Duval County.

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Next school year, three low-performing Duval County public schools will be managed by external operators, if they don’t make C grades this school year. Superintendent Patricia Willis had to give her decision to the state by Wednesday.

School Board approves rezoning plan for St. Johns County

Nov 15, 2017
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The St. Johns County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to approve a new rezoning plan for two K-8 schools opening in the district next year.

 

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The Duval County School Board and Jacksonville City Council had a joint meeting Tuesday.

State Senators Back College System Revamp Amid Graduation Rate Concerns

Nov 14, 2017
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A plan to create a statewide board to oversee Florida's state and community colleges advanced Monday, while college presidents raised objections to a proposed cap on four-year degrees and a stricter performance measure for graduation that are part of the legislation.

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The Duval County School Board is taking its search for a new superintendent slow and steady.

School Board Chair Paula Wright said Monday, the board wants to make sure it chooses the right person.


Florida Universities To Bolster Mental Health Services

Nov 10, 2017
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Spurred by the state Board of Governors, Florida universities will hire 56 mental-health professionals this year and a total of 105 over the next four years.

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The future of three low-performing Duval County schools is up in the air, as the district has to tell the state by Nov. 15 what it plans to do if they don’t make grades of at least a C this school year, said Superintendent Patricia Willis in a school board workshop Tuesday.

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The Duval County School Board will decide on a contractor plan to help improve eight low performing schools at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

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