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Duval School Board votes to renew Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's contract
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:33:23 -0800

The Duval County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to extend Superintendent Nikolai Vitti’s employment contract for three years. The deal means that Vitti continues to lead the 125,000-student district until the end of 2019. His current contract would have expired June 2016. The vote comes a few weeks after the board gave Vitti a mixed review on his annual evaluation after protracted ...

Hundreds of Florida students kicked off of state's new online tests
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:46:36 -0800

On the first day of Florida’s new online assessments, hundreds of students across the state logged on to a school computer and tried answering essay questions only to be unceremoniously kicked off the system. A glitch in the electronic platform affecting the new tests meant students could not finish or had to keep logging on repeatedly to the writing portion of the Florida Standards Assessments ...

Florida Real Estate Investments Expanded in Duval County by Capital Company in 2015
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:55:36 -0800

Duval County, Florida real estate investments have been expanded in 2015 through the JWB company to help its American clients at http://www.jwbrealestatecapital.com . (PRWeb February 05, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/florida-real-estate/investment-duval-county/prweb12498316.htm

Strauss: Florida Gov. Scott concedes that kids are over-tested, drops 11th-grade standardized exam
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:49:12 -0800

He issues a new report citing the number of tests by county and recommendations by the state education commissioner for changes.

New test replaces controversial Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:29:37 -0800

After months of debate about a controversial new Florida standardized test, its debut today is not going smoothly.

Man dies in crash overnight
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:42:15 -0800

A crash overnight in Mayport killed a 29-year-old man.

Hundreds of students kicked off of state's new online tests
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:01:49 -0800

On the first day of Florida’s new online assessments, hundreds of students across the state logged on to a school computer and tried answering essay questions only to be unceremoniously kicked off the system. A glitch in the electronic platform affecting the new tests meant students could not finish or had to keep logging on repeatedly to the writing portion of the Florida Standards Assessments ...

Here are 10 places worth fighting other tourists to see…
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:07:19 -0800

VIDEO: One Jacksonville man says he was taking a stand when he told a judge he felt uncomfortable in the Duval County Courthouse during jury selection.

Troopers: Family killed in Buckman Bridge crash identified
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:27:10 -0800

The family members who died in the Buckman Bridge car fire has been identified.

Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on "Star Trek,"…
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:44:37 -0800

Candidates running for Public Office in Duval County had a chance to meet with voters Saturday evening in a forum called "The Stump." All the candidates said it was an important event because it gave them a chance to meet and talk to voters face-to-face.