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Anxiety About Returning To School; Hugh Greene; Florida Primary; ClaimFound

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Given the rising coronavirus numbers, it’s no surprise that many teens are anxious about going back to brick-and-mortar schools right now.

A new survey from Junior Achievement by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that two-thirds of teens are concerned about attending school in-person this fall. Nearly three-in-four teens said that their parents or caregivers are concerned about them attending school in-person this fall as well.

The survey results were released as Duval County Public Schools saw its back-to-school hybrid plan approved by the state, about two weeks ahead of the first day of school. Nearly one-third of students enrolled in Duval plan to attend virtually.  

Teresa Smith, vice president of programs for Junior Achievement of North Florida; Ariana Cobb, a 10th grader at Stanton College Preparatory School; and Xavier Yancey, a Early College student at Jean Ribault High School, joined us with more.

Related: Local, State, And National Coronavirus Coverage

Hugh Greene

Contributor Hugh Greene shared his thoughts on public health resources.

Florida Primary

Early voting is now underway in many counties for Florida’s primary election, which is set for Tuesday, August 18.


A wide variety of seats at the local and state levels are up for grabs. A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics joined us with a closer look at some of them.

For more information on all the races and candidates in each of the First Coast counties, see the WJCT News 2020 Election webpage.

ClaimFound App

You could be owed some money from the state of Florida, and not even know it. Each year, billions in unclaimed funds get lost in the system. But a new app, ClaimFound, is trying to help Florida residents find their funds. It’s creator Chris Prompovitch, joined us with more.  


Heather Schatz can be reached at or on Twitter at @heatherschatz.


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Heather is the senior producer of WJCT 89.9 FM talk shows including First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, the Florida Roundup and What's Health Got to Do with It?