Education

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Clay County’s school district has launched a Bullying Hotline.

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.

High School Football Games Rescheduled After Triple Shooting After Raines Game

Aug 28, 2018
News4Jax

Duval County Public Schools will be changing the dates and times of about a dozen high-profile high school football games in the wake of Friday night's triple shooting after a football game at Raines High School.

Duval School Officials Surprised By Cost Of JSO Police Protection

Aug 23, 2018
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Duval school officials said they were caught off guard by city and police officials’ plans to charge the district for the full overtime costs of providing police officers to elementary schools.

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A Jacksonville private school's dress code policy was described as discriminatory by a mother who said her 8-year-old son was forced to cut his hair in order to attend class.

Alan Diaz / Associated Press

With Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday now underway, some retailers may face an enthusiasm dip as laptops and other electronics are not on the discount menu.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT News

Dr. Diana Greene has been on the job for a month now as Duval County's new superintendent, coming to Jacksonville after a stint leading the school system in Manatee County, Florida.

Art, Music, PE Spared From Duval Schools Budget Axe

Jul 25, 2018
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County’s art, music and physical education teachers will be spared from budget cuts as students  prepare to head back to school next month.

State Education Board Signs Off On 'Hope' Scholarships Rule

Jul 19, 2018
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The Florida Board of Education has unanimously approved a rule to help move forward with a controversial new program that will let bullied students transfer to private schools.

St. Johns County School District

As students and teachers get ready for school to start, St. Johns County is gearing up for the many volunteers who will be helping out this year.

Shine Wants Interim Superintendent To Rescind Relatives’ Promotions

Jun 7, 2018
Duval County School District

A Duval County School Board member Wednesday asked outgoing Superintendent Patricia Willis to rescind the promotion of her son to a principal’s job and her niece’s move to head a middle school.

Duval Interim Superintendent’s Son, Niece Get Top Principal Jobs

Jun 6, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Outgoing superintendent Patricia Willis announced a series of 19 principal changes that include promoting her son from an assistant principal spot to principal and moving a niece from leadership of a neighborhood elementary school to a high-ranking, magnet middle school.

Dropout Recovery High Schools Are Considering Leaving Duval

May 24, 2018
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Catapult Academy, a private, for-profit learning center operator with seven Jacksonville satellite locations, sent a note home to its 861 students and their parents saying the centers might not reopen for the coming school year because the company and the district haven’t agreed to renew their contract.

Duval County School District

The Duval County School Board unanimously voted for Florida’s Manatee County Superintendent Diana Greene as its choice for superintendent late Friday afternoon.

Florida Politics

The Sunshine Summit is an annual conference for Florida Republicans, and this summer one of the invited speakers is Dinesh D’Souza, is a convicted felon and conservative firebrand who mocked Marjory Stoneman Douglas students on Twitter. He later apologized.

Gov. Rick Scott and incoming Senate President Bill Galvano have criticized the GOP invitation to D’Souza.

The Republican Party has responded to the criticism by adding a speaker who’s been critical of D’Souza. Matt Schlapp is chair of the American Conservative Union.

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