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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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Duval County poll respondents said good, effective teachers are important to them when sending their child off to a school and they feel teachers starting off are being paid nearly $10,000 too little.

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The Duval County school district will be giving $3.8 million to the county’s charter schools by the end of this month, district staff told board members Tuesday.


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An external operator could take over three low-performing public schools in Duval County in the fall, if they don’t make at least C grades this school year.


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The Duval County School Board is looking at changing the way high school seniors are ranked. Opponents of numerical academic rankings say they do more harm than good. 


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For some of the Duval County’s youngest students, the last week of school before winter break wrapped up with the annual elementary school science fair.


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The Duval County School Board is asking for state funding to help cover costs associated with converting schools into hurricane shelters and storm damage. The district spent $1,041,834 on schools before and after Hurricane Irma.

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The Duval County School Board is hoping to hire a new superintendent by this summer — That’s what board members set as the goal at Tuesday’s meeting.


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Florida has taken in nearly 8,000 students this year after hurricane disasters — the majority of them coming from Puerto Rico during the last couple months, according to the Florida Department of Education.


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Florida Governor Rick Scott highlighted his education budget proposal at Jacksonville’s Englewood Elementary School Wednesday morning.


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The Duval County School Board will vote next month on a plan to remove the International Baccalaureate program from Edward H. White Military Academy of Leadership and replace it with an early college program.


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