Education / Edward Waters College

Students at Raines and Ribault high schools on Jacksonville’s Northside will be able to take college-level criminal justice classes in the fall taught by professors from Edward Waters College.

Lindsey Kilbride

Several Duval County School Board members, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and Duval Teachers United President Terrie Brady spoke out against a bill’s effects on Duval County Monday morning.

They said the district will lose millions in capital dollars, have to cut multiple Title I programs for the district's poorest students and possibly have to close several schools.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

After the murder of a San Jose Elementary music teacher, her Duval County colleagues are working hard to keep her legacy alive by continuing an arts event she created.

The murder happened March 23. Deborah Liles, a 62-year-old music teacher, wife and mother had been found in her home beaten and killed in a home invasion.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County School Board members have begun talking about qualities they want in an interim superintendent. With current superintendent Nikolai Vitti likely taking a job in Detroit very soon, Board Chair Paula Wright said at Thursday’s meeting, the district can’t be without a leader.

FSCJ / Florida State College at Jacksonville

Next year’s proposed $83 billion state budget that lawmakers will vote on Monday contains $115 million for school construction and maintenance at Florida’s 28 state colleges.

However, none of that money is earmarked for Florida State College at Jacksonville, school president Cynthia Bioteau said.