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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.

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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.

New Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene sat down with WJCT News on her first day on the job.

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Just under half of Duval’s schools earned A or B grades, and when C grades are factored in, 87 percent of the district’s schools are average or better, according to annual state numbers released on Wednesday. Duval remained an overall B for the fourth year in a row.

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Updated 6/27 at 8:15 a.m.

Update: Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart determined the accused districts did nothing wrong. Read the story here.

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Four of the six candidates running for Duval County’s District 4 School Board seat participated in a forum Monday evening at the Johnson Family YMCA on Cleveland Road.

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The Duval County School Board’s legislative committee, made up of four board members, met this week to set the district’s legislative platform.

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With state test scores out, Duval County students are hovering around the state average in many areas. The Florida Department of Education has released Florida Standards Assessment and End of Course Exam data for the 2017-18 school year.

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