Back to School

Pictured: COVID-19 testing lab
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COVID-19 cases among the student body have been confirmed at two of Jacksonville’s private college preparatory schools following a social gathering among some of their students.

A custodian cleans a desk in a classroom.
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Baker County students headed back to school Monday morning with no mask requirement in place.

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With Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday now underway, some retailers may face an enthusiasm dip as laptops and other electronics are not on the discount menu.

Edward Waters College

Over 75 vendors will be at Edward Waters College Saturday morning for the 10th Annual Back to School Giveway.

  Thursday on “First Coast Connect,” we were joined by Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche to talk about her proposal to catalogue all Confederate memorials in Jacksonville and remove them from public places (1:32). History professor and author Thomas Graham told us about his new book, “Silent Films in St. Augustine,” (36:17) and organizer Chadwick Harris and Jacksonville Moms Blog co-founder Megan Kilis gave us a preview of Saturday’s Losco BLUE Back 2 School Bash (46:02).  


Sulzbacher Center

Jacksonville’s Sulzbacher Center homeless shelter is helping students start the school year with a new wardrobe.