The Florida State Board of Education is asking Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti to revise two of the district's school boundary changes.

Vitti attended the state meeting Thursday to present plans to fix six low-performing schools. Those include turning Oak Hill Elementary into a center for autistic kids and Hyde Grove into an early-learning center.

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Duval School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is recommending curriculum changes and additional professional development for teachers in three low-performing schools.

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The Duval School District may begin offering support for students who leave high school with a completion certificate instead of a diploma, because walking away with a certificate doesn’t leave students with many options.

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The last day for Duval County School Board candidates to qualify for the ballot is Friday.

With four seats up for grabs, three candidates have raised substantially more money than the 11 others.


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The Duval County School District is extending an online survey through the holidays to gather parents’ input on mandatory uniforms. Friday was original deadline for the community to weigh in.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti wants all elementary and middle school students to wear uniforms next year.


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The Duval County School Board met Tuesday before the regular board meeting to talk about its strained relationship with the superintendent.

Last month, board member Connie Hall told Superintendent Nikolai Vitti she didn’t like the tone he used while addressing board members in a workshop on Oct. 13.

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Teaching is a journey, but it hasn't been a pleasant one for everyone.

Recently, the inaugural class of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program had its final meeting of 2014. The end-of-semester meeting had fewer teachers than the beginning of the school year. In the final installment of "Life Lessons" for the year, WJCT takes a look at the stories behind the two residents whose forays into teaching were cut short.

A strong start

The day William Bowman got the offer to join the Jacksonville Teacher Residency program, he was ecstatic.

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A contentious measure on how the Clay County School Superintendent is chosen cleared a final hurdle Thursday on its way to the ballot.