Education

Michael Collins

The Florida Department of Education is honoring 80 students for their excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and 18 of them are from North Florida.

Clay County Ridgeview High student Evan Collins, 17, was among those selected to attend a two-day conference in Orlando, beginning Saturday.

Nearly 200 high-achieving students from Raines and Ribault high schools will be honored by their Northwest Jacksonville community Friday night.

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The Duval County School Board unanimously voted Wednesday to hire Patricia Willis, who has a 35-year history with the district, as temporary superintendent.

Willis, a Jacksonville native, has been a Duval teacher, principal, district professional development director and deputy superintendent. After retiring in 2012, she earned a doctorate degree and was an education consultant in Florida and Georgia.


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At a time when literacy is one of the greatest challenges in Duval County public schools, middle schoolers are creating their own literature to share with younger students.

Kirby Smith eighth graders wrote their own books and read them to elementary school kids Tuesday morning.


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The Duval County School Board on Monday narrowed down its choice for interim superintendent to three candidates from a pool of seven.

Board members will interview the three at the meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday.


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