Education

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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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The Duval County School Board is set this month to discuss the qualities members want in a permanent superintendent.

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School Board Chair Paula Wright is disputing accusations of mismanagement, as state Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, is pushing for a state audit of the Duval School District's finances.

Duval Schools spent more than $20 million over budget last year.


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Updated 8/2 at 2 p.m. with a correction (see below).  

The Duval County School Board approved some changes to the student code of conduct for schools on Tuesday.

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A couple dozen people came to Tuesday’s Duval County School Board meeting concerned that a highly regarded Lee High School leadership class called the “EVAC Movement” might be canceled or implemented differently next year.


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The fate of a Duval County high-school boys’ leadership course named “the EVAC Movement” is up in the air. The Lee High School class has received national recognition and praise from both the mayor and state attorney.

Now, a Facebook event is inviting the community to voice support for it at Tuesday’s School Board meeting after Lee High teacher Amy Donofrio last week announced in a Facebook post the class is “over.”


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State Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, is calling for a budget audit of Duval County Public Schools. He sent his request Monday to the state Legislative Auditing Committee Chair, Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Melbourne.


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This month a massive state education law went into effect. Its changes include little things like allowing students to bring sunscreen to school without a doctor’s note. They also include the controversial “Schools of Hope” provision, which speeds up low-performing school closures and financially incentivizes charter schools to open up nearby.


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As the Duval County School Board considers dipping into its emergency reserves to fund the next school year, a group of local donors is threatening to withhold $5 million unless specific funding requests are granted.

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