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The board received 26 resumes of those interested in becoming Duval County’s next superintendent.

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Duval County School Board Member Scott Shine has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection. He has represented the Beaches area - known as District 2 - since 2014. The district now has no filed candidates.

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As the Duval County School Board works on a draft of next school year’s budget, it will have to find a way to cut $62 million from its current commitments.

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After hearing from the public, the Duval County School Board will be sharing the input with a search firm helping find a new superintendent.  

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The Duval County School district says its graduation rate will likely tumble next year if the state Board of Education approves proposed new requirements.

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Duval County students last year scored at the top in several areas on a national test compared with other large, urban districts, according to rankings released this week.

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Duval County is joining other school districts around the state demanding Governor Rick Scott call lawmakers back to Tallahassee to retool the state’s K-12 education budget.

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The top three factors new teachers say would contribute to them deciding to quit their jobs in Duval County Public Schools are pay, school culture and lack of support. That’s on par with how teachers are feeling across the country, according to the Education Week Research Center.

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A Duval County School Board hopeful is upset over proposed city legislation that would prevent him from running this year while keeping his job as a University of North Florida professor.

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A Duval County School Board member is calling for the district to hold off on hiring a new superintendent until new members are elected this fall. That goes against the current timeline that would have the new superintendent in place before the next school year.

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A Jacksonville City Councilman wants to change the rules about who can serve on the School Board. This comes after a University of North Florida professor found out it’s illegal for him to hold both positions.

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After eight months of negotiations, Duval County teachers will get retroactive pay increases in March. The lump-sum payments will cover their increases for the 2017-18 school year, going back to July 2017.

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Mid-year academic data show Duval County first-graders are lagging behind last year’s class in reading, while students taking biology are doing better by 18 percentage points. 

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With the sudden closure of private Arlington Country Day School Friday, some 300 to 400 students ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade are scrambling to find new schools.


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Soon Duval County children living in an area historically lacking access to health care will have doctors’ offices on school grounds. Jacksonville’s first school-based health clinic had an open house Thursday.


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