Education

Jacksonville Civic Council Criticizes Parts Of Duval Schools Master Plan

Jun 5, 2019
Florida Times-Union file photo

A letter delivered to Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene outlines issues the Jacksonville Civic Council has with the School Board’s $1.9 billion facilities master plan.

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As school gets out for summer, more than a million Florida students who depend on schools for food during the day will have to look elsewhere for meals. 

A Quarter of Duval Third Graders At Risk Of Being Held Back

May 28, 2019
News4Jax

Test results are in and the numbers show a concerning amount of third graders are at risk of being held back.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stopped in Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon to highlight the state’s new Family Empowerment Scholarship Program.

The Duval County Public Schools headquarters building is located on Jacksonville's Southbank.
LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS

The Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, is predicting Florida’s newly passed private school voucher program will cost Duval County public schools nearly $72 million over five years.

Florida Lawmakers Eye Change In Divvying Up School Money

May 13, 2019

A long-controversial part of the state’s formula for distributing money to public schools could be headed toward a change.

DeSantis Signs Bill Allowing Armed Teachers

May 9, 2019
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
GOV. RON DESANTIS TRANSITION TEAM

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed legislation that expands the controversial school “guardian” program to allow armed classroom teachers.

Clay County Public Schools

Clay County District Schools teachers will have a new school-safety tool when classes start in the fall.

Duval School Board Proposes Sales Tax To Repair And Replace Aging Schools

Apr 24, 2019

Duval County voters soon could decide on a proposed half-cent sales tax to pay for the estimated $1.95 billion school district leaders say is needed to replace, repair and renovate the county’s aging public schools.

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Public middle- and high-school students in St. Johns County will be given automatic grades of 100 on their final exams this spring.

Pollution Cleanup Site Could Become Jacksonville Charter School

Apr 22, 2019
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The developer behind a string of downtown Jacksonville building projects is spearheading a plan to open a classics-based charter school on land at the center of a decades-long environmental cleanup.

All 12 Florida Universities Sign Free Speech Resolution Urged By Gov. DeSantis

Apr 15, 2019
News Service of Florida

A campaign about free speech on Florida college campuses - a hot-button issue across the nation - is being backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and public university presidents, who signed a resolution vowing to welcome all types of debate unless they promote “true threats or defamation.”

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April 12 is St. Augustine High School’s senior prom.  But for some students who planned to go, it’s suddenly just another Friday night.

5 Ed White High School Students Arrested After Student Attacked

Apr 11, 2019
Duval County Public Schools

Five Ed White High School students were arrested Thursday morning after a student was attacked as he entered school.

Community Voices Concern About Proposed Raines, Ribault Consolidations

Apr 10, 2019
Raines High School
Bob Self / Florida Times-Union file photo

Historic but outdated and deteriorating Raines and Ribault high schools would be consolidated with their feeder schools unless the Duval County School Board rejects a contentious recommendation in the district’s proposed $1.95 billionmaster facilities plan to replace, repair and renovate the district’s aging schools.

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