The Week In Web - Education Funding, Medical Marijuana, Lyme Disease

May 16, 2014

Duval County Public Schools, medical marijuana, and Lyme disease were among our top stories this week.

Here are the top stories on WJCTNews.org from May 11-16.

Tweaks To Duval Schools Budget Better For Some, But Concerns Remain - Changes made by Duval County Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and school board members to their proposed district budget that restored funds for some staff members may make the remaining cuts more palatable for some.

Cannabis University Prepares For Economics Of Medical Marijuana In Florida - Jonathan and Donovan Carr, the father and son business team behind the Jacksonville-based Cannabis University of Florida, discussed how Florida residents are preparing for the rise of "canna-business" in the state should the constitutional amendment approving medical marijuana be passed in November.

Duval Schools Partner With The University Of Florida For Online Algebra Summer Camp - Duval County students talking Algebra I will be given access to Algebra Nation — an Internet-based summer summer program that will connect them with teachers and experts from the University of Florida — for the first ever on-site summer camp version of the program in the state.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month Shines Spotlight On Local Research - University of North Florida epidemiologist Dr. Kerry Clark says the accepted research on the types of ticks that carry Lyme disease and the geographic regions where it is spread has become dogmatic and outdated.

Closing The Loop: Charlene Shirk - To advance in some careers, you have to be willing to relocate. Charlene Shirk decided that Northeast Florida was her home, so she changed careers instead.

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