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.
An early proposal to swap state-owned conservation land at the Julington-Durbin Preserve for acreage 45 minutes to the north at Black Hammock Island is eliciting an early wave of criticism and it hasn’t even been officially submitted to state regulators.
Next school year the Duval County School District could employ double the current number of therapists. That’s part of its plan to strengthen mental health services for students under the state’s school safety bill passed after February’s Parkland shooting.
As the deadline for a city report on civil rights history approaches its late June deadline, some civil rights history task force members are urging incoming Jacksonville City Council President Aaron Bowman to allow the body to continue its work.
Incoming Jacksonville City Council President Aaron Bowman is “amenable” to allowing the city’s Task Force on Civil Rights history to continue its work through his tenure. But not without narrowing its scope and focusing its charge.