Jason Fischer

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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.

 

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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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The Duval County School Board has approved five new curricula.

The new materials will cost the district around $5.3 million. About a third of that will go toward a middle-school language arts curriculum.

Last month, Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti switched his recommendation from a curriculum slightly more aligned with state standards, to one a committee of teachers liked better, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Collections.

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