Education

Florida Senate Pushes To Expand Bright Futures

Oct 10, 2017
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An additional 44,000 Bright Futures students would have their scholarships expanded under a bill approved Monday by the Senate Education Committee.

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The Florida Department of Education has released its annual list of schools across the state that earned the Five Star School Award.

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Duval County Public Schools will making up for the six instructional days that students were off due to Hurricane Irma.

Thrasher Gets Raise As FSU Moves Up In Rankings

Sep 25, 2017
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With Florida State University moving closer to becoming a top-25 public university, the school's trustees have bumped up President John Thrasher's salary by seven percent and awarded him a $200,000 bonus.

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The Duval County Public School board decided on six priorities members want Northeast Florida lawmakers to fight for during the upcoming legislative session.

The board will now share the information with local lawmakers and the Florida School Boards Association.


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Northeast Florida families recovering from Hurricane Irma now have one fewer concern — what to pack kids for lunch.

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Before Duval County can select a new school superintendent, the School Board Monday decided to revise its strategic plan.

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The Duval County School Board on Monday voted 4-to-2 to join at least 10 other Florida districts in suing to block a new state education law.


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As school starts this week in Duval County, more than 30 teachers are finding themselves reassigned to new jobs at the last minute — state’s orders.


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The University of Florida is coordinating with local and state law-enforcement officials in anticipation of the potential appearance in Gainesville of a white nationalist leader affiliated with this weekend's deadly confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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