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Clay County is celebrating an “A” grade after two years of “B”s. The district improved 3 percentage points from last year, tying it with Nassau and Liberty counties for eighth place.

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The Clay County School Board has approved the creation of a new position — armed safety officers — to staff its 27 elementary schools starting next school year.

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Middleburg’s Wilkinson Junior High School and the community surrounding it will soon have more health and academic resources thanks to a new strategy announced Wednesday.

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Clay County Superintendent Addison Davis says he wants the community to understand what the district is doing to keep kids safe at school. He’s hosting a series of community meetings beginning Monday.

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The Florida Department of Education is honoring 80 students for their excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and 18 of them are from North Florida.

Clay County Ridgeview High student Evan Collins, 17, was among those selected to attend a two-day conference in Orlando, beginning Saturday.

Wednesday on “First Coast Connect," we spoke with Clay County Schools Superintendent Addison Davis (00:58). We also heard from the director of communications from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Rob Boston (28:00) and we were joined by PS 27 managing partner Jim Stallings (45:12)

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Florida state law now allows students to cross county lines for class beginning next school year.

Highly-rated St. Johns County opened its out-of-county application process Monday.

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Former Jacksonville City Councilman Warren Jones won a Duval County School Board seat, and the incumbent Clay County superintendent was defeated in Tuesday’s primary.

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A higher percentage of students in Duval and Clay counties are reading at grade level.

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Clay County School Superintendent Charlie Van Zant is defending mentions of his religious beliefs in his phone messages to parents. One parent says she’s uncomfortable with what she sees as his “editorializing” in official correspondence.

Pension reform, gun laws, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

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The results of this year’s evaluations show that teacher effectiveness seems to vary widely from one school district to the next.

The Summer Food Service Program is underway for children in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties.

The federally sponsored initiative is designed to bridge the nutrition gap many needy children experience during the summer months when they’re not eating at school.

Free meals will be served to any child 18 years old or younger who comes to one of the program’s feeding sites which are located in neighborhoods where at least 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year.