Jason Fischer

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our Media Roundtable featured Andrew Pantazi from the Florida Times-Union, Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT Business Analyst John Burr (01:24). We were also joined by Martha Mickler, Margo Pope and Judy Riggle (41:24)  to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Woman’s Exchange of St. Augustine. 


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A former Duval County School Board member and current state representative is co-sponsoring legislation that some school board members and the superintendent oppose.

Jacksonville Rep. Jason Fischer’s “Schools-of-Hope” bill would encourage private charter companies to replace struggling neighborhood schools.

Allie George

Updated on 7/7/16 at 1:50 p.m.:

The two candidates for a Florida House seat representing much of Jacksonville faced off in a debate Wednesday afternoon. Republicans Jason Fischer and Dick Kravitz had similar positions on many issues, differing mainly over taxes.


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The Duval County School Board went from seven to six members after Jason Fischer resigned to run for state House this month.

Now, the even-numbered board is considering changing its rule for breaking ties.

 

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County parents and teachers didn’t seem to hold any frustrations back at a town hall about school curricula Thursday evening.

School Board Member Jason Fischer is holding the forums at elementary schools in his district this month.

 


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