Education

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County Public Schools interim Superintendent Patricia Willis is recommending the district create a charter school director position, one of more than 20 administration changes.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Almost 90 percent of Duval County schools earned an A, B, or C grade, as compared to 75 percent the year before. However, with state grades released Wednesday, the fate of two low-performing middle schools is uncertain under a controversial new state law.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a law guaranteeing religious expression in schools.

The House version of the bill was sponsored by Rep. Kim Daniels, D-Jacksonville, who's also a pastor. When she presented it to the House in April, she said it clarifies what’s already legal.


Todd Frontom

A Duval County Boy Scouts' after school program is in jeopardy after losing state funding.

FSCJ President: Governor's Veto A ‘Major Win’

Jun 16, 2017
FSCJ's Kent Campus
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Florida State College at Jacksonville President Cynthia Bioteau said a veto this week by Governor Rick Scott is a win for the college, though the Legislature had intended the bill to also permanently expand university scholarships, including Florida’s popular Bright Futures program.

The bill would have capped the percentage of students allowed to pursue four-year degrees at FSCJ.


Jessica Palombo

Sixty Duval County high schoolers are spending the summer between their junior and senior years at Florida State College at Jacksonville, preparing for life after graduation.

The students selected from Andrew Jackson, Raines and A. Philip Randolph high schools are participating in a new industry-certification and job placement program called Pathways to Work.

The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a controversial education bill Thursday at an Orlando private school.

School boards and teachers' unions across the state, including Duval’s, say the new law House Bill 7069 favors charters schools and could cause many public schools to close.


Duval County Public Schools

Parent Academy is a free, year-round initiative offered by Duval County Public Schools to help parents become more involved in their children's education.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

About 200 teachers and school staff members made sure Governor Rick Scott knew they oppose an education bill awaiting his signature. They demonstrated outside Beach Boulevard’s Angie’s Subs in Jacksonville Beach where Scott was stopping Tuesday during what he called a statewide victory tour after reaching budget deals with the Legislature.  


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval school officials are budgeting for next year as uncertainty over state education funding continues to mount. At the same time, an additional $215 million lawmakers approved for education last week can’t be used the way the Duval County School District had estimated.


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