Back To School; Art Republic; MOCA Jacksonville

Aug 10, 2020

Schools around the state - including Baker County - are starting to reopen today. 

 

At the same time, a new report finds Florida’s school districts were prevented by Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration from seeking advice from their county health departments about how or even whether to reopen in-person classrooms. 

 

Florida Times-Union Education Reporter Emily Bloch joined us with more information.

Related: Local, State, And National Coronavirus Coverage

 

Art Republic

Art Republic Global has transformed Downtown Jacksonville with a series of large, dynamic murals on public buildings. Jessica Santiago, the organization's founder and CEO, joined us with an update on its latest projects.

 

MOCA Jacksonville

MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of the University of North Florida, will reopen its doors to visitors tomorrow, with two new exhibitions. However, it will be a slightly different experience for visitors than in the past. Caitlin Doherty, Director; and Ylva Rouse, Senior Curator, joined us with details.

 

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