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News in Duval County, Florida
Guest column: Duval schools are much safer than judge suggests
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:43:49 -0800
Statistics show a decline of violence in Duval public schools.
Fitch Rates Duval County School Board, Florida's COPs 'AA-'; Outlook Stable
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:42:00 -0800
Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to Duval County School Board, Florida's approximately $16 million in certificates of participation , series 2013A. Proceeds from the issuance will be used to fund the construction of an addition to a high school building.
Tuberculosis cases discussed at meeting
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:01:48 -0800
A little more than two-dozen parents showed up for the meeting between Duval County Health officials, the Duval County School district and concerned parents Thursday night.
Teachers increase amounts to $2,090; $700 for other employees
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:29:00 -0800
The Duval County School Board has approved the teacher salary increase, an agreement ratified with Duval Teachers United in a special board meeting held Tuesday afternoon.
Focus on change ahead to curb high rate of pedestrian deaths in Jacksonville
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:11:13 -0800
In 2011 pedestrian fatality rates in Florida were nearly double the national average, according to a study of the state Department of Transportation.
Jacksonville called 'ticking time bomb' due to lack of adequate mental health services
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:38:43 -0800
Mental health services are woefully underfunded, fragmented in delivery and primarily supplied by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for adults and Duval County Public Schools for children. Now, some key officials say something needs to be done before it's too late.
TB cases under investigation at Andrew Jackson
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 04:55:55 -0800
The Florida Department of Health in Duval County is investigating two active cases of Tuberculosis at Andrew Jackson High School.
Woman who fired warning shot at husband bonds out of prison, pending new trial
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:38:35 -0800
Posted by: Heather Records/CBS 12 News JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) - The Jacksonville woman awaiting a new trial in a controversial "stand your ground" case is free on bond. First Coast News reports that Marissa Alexander was released from jail Wednesday. ...
Board Considers Taking KKK Leader's Name Off High School
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:29:41 -0800
A Florida school board has agreed to begin considering whether to change the name of a primarily black high school named for the first “grand wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan and Confederate Army General, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A petition started on Change.org by Omotayo...
Fewer first-time jobless claims on the First Coast
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:51:51 -0800
Northeast Florida jobless figure remains below national rate and there are fewer first-time claims for unemployment benefits on the First Coast.