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Highlands Middle School sign
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A security guard at Highlands Middle School on the Northside who is charged with child abuse involving a student told an investigator that he “had not received enough training” to deal with the situation, according to a police report.

City Of Jacksonville Spends Hundreds Of Thousands On Lawsuit Against Duval Schools

Feb 18, 2020
The Duval County Public Schools headquarters building is located on Jacksonville's Southbank.
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The fight over putting a half-cent sales tax referendum for school maintenance on the ballot and what it would say has cost more than $200,000 so far. And that’s just what the city has paid for its legal counsel. But we still don’t know how much the school district could be billed by its outside legal advisers — if they’re even billed at all.

Duval Middle School Security Guard Accused Of Abusing Student

Feb 14, 2020
Highlands Middle School sign
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A school security guard at Highlands Middle School on the Northside was arrested Thursday on a child abuse charge stemming from an incident involving a student, Duval County Public Schools officials said.

Jacksonville City Hall
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A decision on whether to hold a sales tax referendum for school repairs in Duval County will have to wait.

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Duval County Schools Superintendent Diana Greene on Tuesday rolled out her own strategy for repairing, upgrading and rebuilding the district’s aging school buildings, some of which are more than 100 years old.

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Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene has committed to ensuring that principals and administrators at each school receive restorative justice training by the next school year.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry giving Bishop Kenny High School 9th-grader Arisa Nakamichi advice after presenting her with a 2019 Tomorrow's Leaders Award.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has visited three Duval County schools since Friday to surprise the winners of the 2019 Tomorrow’s Leaders Award.

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Our weekly Media Roundtable Friday on First Coast Connect featured guest host A.G. Gancarski, a Florida Politics reporter.

Our panelists were Florida Times-Union reporter Dan Scanlan, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (01:09).

Our topics included

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The Duval County School Board is looking for public input in its search for a new school superintendent.

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Duval County Public Schools will making up for the six instructional days that students were off due to Hurricane Irma.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Updated 04/25 at 10:30 a.m.

While public schools across the country are struggling to find enough qualified teachers to fill classroom vacancies, Duval County is actively recruiting non-educators and promising to help them become elementary school teachers through a new initiative called “Ready, Set, Teach!”

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 Story updated 11/22 at 5:30 p.m. with additional interviews.

Thanks to a big federal grant, the University of North Florida plans to prepare more people to teach Duval County students from other countries.


restroom door with male and female figures
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A federal lawsuit filed in Duval County to challenge transgender students’ use of their preferred bathrooms has been dropped, court documents show. 

The Church of Eleven22, a popular Jacksonville church in the Intracoastal area, is one of the fastest growing congregations in the country, drawing young worshippers attracted to its positive message and dynamic pastor.

A recent investigation in Folio Weekly finds some former members raising concerns about the church. In particular, there are allegations that members are pressured to deny their sexual orientation after Eleven22 released a video earlier this year of a member discussing the church's impact on her homosexuality.

Church of Eleven22 Pastor Joseph "Joby" Martin III joins us with his thoughts.


We speak with state attorney candidate Wes White about the major issues he's focusing on in his campaign against State Attorney Angela Corey.


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