City Council President Tommy Hazouri; Free VPK Enrollment; DCPS & Black History Month

Mar 1, 2021

Phasing out septic tanksthe development of the Shipyards, and a federal vaccine site opening at Edward Waters College are among some of the current issues in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri joined us to discuss all of this and more, including calls for Duval Democratic Party Chairman Daniel Henry to step down.

Free VPK Enrollment

Voluntary pre-K enrollment (VPK), a free early learning program that the state of Florida offers, is currently underway. Studies have shown that early learning has a real difference in children’s brain development and academic performance over time. Denise Marzullo, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Duval elaborated.

DCPS & Black History Month

A new report in The Florida Times Union looks at the role students played in getting Duval Public Schools to amplify Black History Month.

Emily Bloch, who covers education for the paper wrote the story and joined us for a closer look.

Unsung COVID Leaders

Leadership Jacksonville is hosting its annual award show, honoring leaders in the community virtually this year. This year, they are recognizing “Unsung COVID Leaders.” The deadline to nominate someone who should be recognized for their efforts of helping others during the pandemic is March 5. Jill Dame, CEO of Leadership Jacksonville joined us with more. 

Michael Gonzalez can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org.