Education

Florida College Students Can Now Use Bright Futures For Summer Term

May 4, 2018

For the first time in 17 years, top-performing students will be able to use their Bright Futures scholarships to attend summer classes at state universities and colleges.

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The Duval County School Board’s decision this week to suspend a Kernan Middle School teacher accused of using a racial slur in his classroom has drawn the ire of the local NAACP as the case has attracted national media attention.

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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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Because of a software glitch, some students starting classes Monday at Florida State College at Jacksonville had trouble logging into online classes, viewing their class schedules, or looking up class locations online.

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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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University of North Florida engineering and physical therapy students have teamed up to create devices to help Atlantic Coast High School kids with disabilities.


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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.


Duval’s Ed White High May Ditch IB Program Next Year

Nov 22, 2017
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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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Soon parents and caretakers will be able to see how dollars are spent at their child’s school and all the other public schools in Duval County.

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Next school year, three low-performing Duval County public schools will be managed by external operators, if they don’t make C grades this school year. Superintendent Patricia Willis had to give her decision to the state by Wednesday.

School Board approves rezoning plan for St. Johns County

Nov 15, 2017
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The St. Johns County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to approve a new rezoning plan for two K-8 schools opening in the district next year.

 

Duval School Board Talks Funding Dilemma With City Council

Nov 14, 2017
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The Duval County School Board and Jacksonville City Council had a joint meeting Tuesday.

State Senators Back College System Revamp Amid Graduation Rate Concerns

Nov 14, 2017
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A plan to create a statewide board to oversee Florida's state and community colleges advanced Monday, while college presidents raised objections to a proposed cap on four-year degrees and a stricter performance measure for graduation that are part of the legislation.

Duval School Board Taking Superintendent Search Slow

Nov 13, 2017
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The Duval County School Board is taking its search for a new superintendent slow and steady.

School Board Chair Paula Wright said Monday, the board wants to make sure it chooses the right person.


Florida Universities To Bolster Mental Health Services

Nov 10, 2017
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Spurred by the state Board of Governors, Florida universities will hire 56 mental-health professionals this year and a total of 105 over the next four years.

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The future of three low-performing Duval County schools is up in the air, as the district has to tell the state by Nov. 15 what it plans to do if they don’t make grades of at least a C this school year, said Superintendent Patricia Willis in a school board workshop Tuesday.

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The Duval County School Board will decide on a contractor plan to help improve eight low performing schools at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

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The Duval County School Board is holding the first of four scheduled community conversations Monday evening about what qualities are important in a new superintendent.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry surprised a group of Duval County Lee High School leadership students with suite tickets to two Jaguars home games. The teens will go in two groups.

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The Duval County School Board is in the process of hiring a permanent superintendent, which board members say they’d like to see selected before this summer.

FSCJ And Other State Colleges Look For Money To Close Jobs Gap

Oct 24, 2017
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Florida state colleges will make a pitch to lawmakers during the 2018 session to restore a $30 million budget cut and increase funding to hire more faculty, provide more counseling services and create more programs aimed at closing the “employment gap” in high-demand jobs.

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Three Ribault High School students are being arrested for battery after videos of two incidents  on Friday started making the rounds on the internet.

One video shows students pushing and attacking an administrator, another video captured the same day shows students damaging the principal’s car.


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Four Duval County students received leadership awards from the Florida Department of Education Wednesday. The children were recognized for overcoming challenges that ranged from family issues to learning difficulties.


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The Duval County School District is one of 13 counties that jointly filed a lawsuit in Leon County Monday, against the state regarding a new education law.

Duval School Board Could Hire New Superintendent In March

Oct 17, 2017
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The Duval County School Board plans to hire a new superintendent by this coming spring — that’s if everything goes according to schedule. The board laid out a timeline Tuesday.


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The state Board of Education will meet in Jacksonville Wednesday.

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A class of Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership eighth-graders got to go to college Friday.

The students were participating in a leadership project held at the University of North Florida.


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