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Jacksonville stay-at-home mom of three, Whitney Touchton will soon spend almost the next half-year of her life in an intensive leadership program aimed at school parents and caregivers.

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Duval Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene said at Tuesday’s school board workshop, she’s willing to compromise with the showing of videos teaching students what to do if an active assailant were to come on campus, by not showing them to the youngest students.

Pinellas County Public Schools

The Duval County School District will show students videos teaching them what to do if a shooter were to come on campus. The videos are meant to help prepare students and staff before state-required active assailant drills later this month.

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Many Duval County voters saw school board candidates on their primary ballots, and they’ll see those races again in November. That’s because in all three nonpartisan races, none of the candidates garnered enough support — the required 50 percent plus one vote — to win Tuesday.

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Three Duval County School Board seats are up for grabs this election cycle. The top-funded candidates in the each race — Nick Howland, David Chauncey and Darryl Willie — are also all endorsed by the political arm of JAX Chamber, JAXBIZ.

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Duval County Superintendent Diana Greene said during a workshop Tuesday the district will now consider parent and teacher input when selecting new principals. It’s a process she used in her former district of Manatee County.

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By law, all schools in Florida are required to employ a sworn officer or trained guard by the first day. With not enough guards hired, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is assigning officers to fill the gap.

All of the six candidates running for Duval County’s District 6 School Board seat participated in a forum Thursday evening hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund downtown.

Duval County Public Schools

New Duval County Superintendent Diana Greene presented the district’s top three priorities at this week’s board meeting, along with strategies to make them happen.

All five of the candidates running for Duval County’s District 2 School Board seat participated in a forum Wednesday evening hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund downtown.

Four of the six candidates running for Duval County’s District 4 School Board seat participated in a downtown forum Tuesday evening hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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The Duval County School Board — minus one member —  has been strategizing against an education amendment set to appear on Floridians’ ballots this November.

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State law says medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to open up where pharmacies can, which means a couple different types of commercial zones in Jacksonville.

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Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has determined several Florida school districts — Duval, Manatee and Polk counties — that were accused of inflating end-of-course civics test numbers by several lawmakers did nothing wrong.

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With the Florida Department of Education’s release of school grades last week, the fate of two low-performing Duval schools was decided.

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