Joseph Frencl is 2014 Teacher of the Year

Joseph Frencl was named the 2014 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 23rd Annual EDDY Awards. Frencl, a math teacher at Atlantic Coast High School, was selected from five outstanding finalists. Frencl, who has been a finalist for Teacher of the Year in other years, was recognized as an outstanding […]

ONE by ONE delegates are moving public education forward

The excitement to improve public education in Duval County keeps moving along. After the Second Annual ONE by ONE Convention delegates have kept their commitment to move public education forward. Seven action teams have been formed, and many of you already have taken individual concrete actions to support public education. So far, with the ONE […]

‘How Do You Tell Your Kids That You’ve Got Alzheimer’s?’

This is the first in a series, “Inside Alzheimer’s,” about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O’Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent time with his three children and […]

How’d A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

As part of a series called “My Big Break,” All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers. Tom Toro didn’t always dream of becoming a cartoonist at The New Yorker. Sure, he drew cartoons in college, […]

Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars

At The William Grant Still Arts Center in the West Adams neighborhood in Los Angeles, jazz superstars and comic book superheroes are gathered together — in miniature, as part of the Black Doll Show. For the past 34 years, the center has held a doll show to showcase diverse dolls for children. The exhibit features […]

New Book Looks At The History And Future Of Testing In U.S. Schools

Lots of people think there’s too much testing going on in schools right now. It’s one of the most contentious issues in education. Lawmakers want to scale back the amount of time Florida students spend taking tests. But at the same time, Florida is rolling out a new test tied to new math and language […]

Watch: Dramatic video shows Ukraine rocket attack

Dramatic video captured the rocket attack Saturday in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which left at least 30 dead. Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops. Ukrainian officials rushed to defend the city. (Jan. 25) AP Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/firstcoastnews/usworld/~3/I0c-YXPgk4M/

F-16s scramble, escort 2 flights after bomb threats

Bomb threats on Twitter prompted NORAD to scramble two fighter jets ahead of two planes arriving in Atlanta Saturday: Delta Flight 1156 and Southwest Flight 2492. Bomb squads searched both planes and found no explosives. VPC Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/firstcoastnews/usworld/~3/fLVGymYYDuI/

Afghanistan’s airforce struggles take off

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How USA Today’s photographers shoot an awards show

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