Nemours & Blessings in a Backpack deliver hundreds of healthy weekend meals to local school children
Food insecurity affects one in five children in Jacksonville and Nemours Children's Heath has partnered with Blessings in a Backpack for a fifth year to deliver healthy meals to children in Duval County Schools.
Have your voice heard: Duval County School Board holds 2nd community meeting on superintendent search
The Duval County School Board hopes to have a permanent superintendent in place by January after the early retirement of Dr. Diana Greene in July. Dr. Dana Kriznar is currently serving as interim superintendent.
I-TEAM: Duval County Schools superintendent’s job in jeopardy amid Douglas Anderson scandal, sources say
The Duval County Schools Superintendent’s job could be in jeopardy, according to three News4JAX I-TEAM sources familiar with the matter. This comes amid scandal at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, which saw a longtime teacher, Jeffrey Clayton, arrested last month and charged with lewd behavior involving a student.
Local activist calls for names of confederate generals to be removed from Duval County schools
A local activist is demanding that the Duval County Public Schools remove the names of confederate generals from all public schools in the district. Ben Frazier of the Northside Coalition said the names of prominent confederates should be removed and new names should be established based on feedback from the public. Northside Coalition requests for name changes are being made in conjunction with established Duval County school board policy," Frazier said in a statement. "That policy clearly states that A request to change a schools name can come from students, parents, alumni, or the community serving that school.Frazier said that one of the major goals of the confederacy was to keep and perpetuate slavery, and listed Robert E. Lee High School, J.E.B Middle School, Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, Joseph Finegan Elementary School and Jefferson Davis Middle School as schools that should remove names. The Duval County Public Schools board states that the superintendent or any school board member can submit a written request to the school board to change a name and that community input is desired and highly valued, but the board has final authority over the name of any school.