Shifting principals and teachers, a Spanish ship, and a nude beach petition were among our top stories this week.
Here are the top stories on WJCTNews.org from June 2-6:
Educators From Colorado, New York Join Duval Schools With Principal Changes - About three dozen Duval County Public School principals will start at a new school this fall, bringing the total count of principal changes in the district for the year to nearly 50.
Some Parents Unhappy With Additional Principal Changes - This week’s meet-and-greets with new principals is a ritual that some Duval County parents feel they have had to do too many times, especially at Holiday Hill Elementary School.
Duval Teachers Await Word On 'Surplus' Changes - As principals prepare for their new assignments within Duval County Public Schools, teachers around the district are awaiting news on their own placements this fall, leaving many anxious.
Study Ranks Duval Schools Among Top Districts For Absent Teachers - Duval County Public Schools is among nine districts in the nation where more than half of teachers are frequently absent throughout the school year according to a study released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Historic Spanish Ship Docked In St. Augustine Featured On NBC Blackbeard Drama - A replica cargo ship dating from between the 16th and 18th centuries currently docked in St. Augustine is being featured in a new television program starring two-time Academy Award nominee John Malkovich as legendary pirate Blackbeard.
Jacksonville Nude Beach Petition Picks Up Signatures - An online petition drive to make one mile of Jacksonville Beach clothing optional has more than 1,500 signatures.
Jax Symphony Orchestra Violinist Wins First Coast Connect Theme Song Contest -
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra violinist Piotr Szewczyk has won WJCT's First Coast Connect Theme Song Contest, marking the beginning of a new musical era for one of WJCT's flagship programs.