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Florida released school grades from the 2014-15 school year today. Duval’s district-wide score improved from a C to a B, with 41 A’s, 28 B’s, 41 C’s. 38 D’s and 21 F’s.

Rhema Thompson

More high school students graduated in Duval County in 2014 than ever before, newly released state data shows.

Lenny Curry, Escambia County Jail, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

Florida State College at Jacksonville, Adecco, and Stand Your Ground are in the headlines today.

Florida Department of Education

Florida’s "A-F" system for school grades has been fraught with controversy.

Education Week

A new report from newspaper Education Week (EdWeek) says student achievement is up in Florida.

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Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti appeared on First Coast Connect Monday morning with guest host Karen Feagins. He weighed in on several local and statewide education issues and discussed his support for expanding Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance to cover the LGBT community.


Last month the Duval County School Board voted to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High School.

The school was named for the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

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High school grades were released yesterday by the Florida Department of Education, and Duval County schools continue to improve.


Now that school is back in session across Florida, students aren’t the only ones focused on grades, so are teachers. They’re focused on the grades of their kids and on the grades of their schools.

Florida’s A through F grading formula for schools has been in the spotlight all summer.

First, state officials made last-minute changes preventing more than 150 schools from getting an F.

Then Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett resigned over allegations he inappropriately changed Indiana’s school grade formula when he was in charge there.

The sudden departure of Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett last week appears unlikely to disrupt the trajectory of public education in the state.