Remembering the Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Two Lifesaving Medals Among Accolades Presented at January Awards Ceremony

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ATM Robbery Crime Alert

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Teen Leaders of America

At the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s Second Annual ONE by ONE Convention, the room was full of community leaders and students who were passionate and dedicated to ensuring quality education for all children.    After the convention, I took a personal pledge to highlight the various organizations that attended and the impact that they are […]

Online tool lets you explore new approaches to school grades

Florida’s school grading system is the oldest in the nation, and has undergone dozens of changes to the way grades are calculated since it was first implemented in 1999.  This year the state will once again need to make some significant changes to the formula to reflect new standards and assessments being adopted.  Recently, we released […]

Preparing Our Duval Students for FCAT 2.0 Writing

FCAT 2.0 Writing Overview The FCAT 2.0 Writing is a Florida writing assessment administered in grades 4, 8 and 10. This year students statewide will take the FCAT 2.0 Writing, or FCAT Writes as it is often called, on February 25 and 26. The purpose of the assessment is to measure a student’s writing proficiency […]

When Islamists Impose Their Will In ‘Timbuktu,’ One Family Resists

The word “Timbuktu” is slang in the West for East of Nowhere, but in the film Timbuktu, this city in Mali on the edge of the Sahara is an epicenter, a volatile crossroads for several distinct cultures. There are African women in radiant colors, white-garbed Muslim men in mosques, fishermen who live along the river […]

Fresh Air Remembers Long-Time New York TV And Radio Personality Joe Franklin

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Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

Kids can be magical and maddening. The title of Jennifer Senior’s book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of raising a child. Originally broadcast Feb. 4, 2014. Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m […]

Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Coverup

Shortly before Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead with a bullet in his head, he accused Argentina’s President, Cristina Fernandez, and others in her government of covering up what he said was Iran’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. Nisman claimed that those involved in the coverup included Foreign Minister […]

Business Trend: Baby Boomers, Millennials Behind NE Florida Apartment Boom

An apartment complex on the Intracoastal Waterway sold for nearly $60 million dollars yesterday, making a huge profit for the owners who bought it just a year earlier. Jacksonville Business Journal Editor John Bur says the Seagrass Apartments sale is an example of the apartment boom happening in Northeast Florida. “You’re going to see, probably—in […]

Police Urge Caution After ATM Robberies In Jacksonville

A Jacksonville man was robbed at gunpoint while depositing money at an ATM a few weeks ago. This incident is one of seven robberies that have happened around town in the past month, according to JSO. Our partners at News4Jax talked to Sylvester Burton, the man who was robbed. He said the robber got away with […]