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Fishweir Elementary is one of the schools that a consultant has floated as potentially ripe for closure and consolidation.
April 24, 2024

OPINION | School closures? Blame charters, state government and ‘choice’

I ask you to write your state representative and state senator to seek limitations on what charters can do and…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a wide-ranging education bill Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the Jacksonville Classical Academy. | News4Jax
April 16, 2024

DeSantis returns to Jax to sign limits on textbook challenges

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will limit challenges to schoolbooks and ease the process for charter schools to…

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IDEA Public Schools is renovating the former VyStar Credit Union headquarters at 4949 Blanding Blvd. into the charter elementary school. | Jacksonville Daily Record
April 16, 2024

Former VyStar headquarters will become charter school

IDEA Public Schools says the elementary school will open in August 2025, the third IDEA school in Jacksonville.…

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The Jaguars Foundation, Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation, Carlton Construction and LISC Jacksonville combined to convert the infield of KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools into a football field and track that might become a community beacon. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 13, 2024

Community invests in Westside students with new football field

A new football field and track at KIPP Jacksonville could help students reach for their dreams.…

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February 12, 2024

Advocates worry more public schools could become charters

A legislative bill would allow muncipalities to apply to convert public schools within city boundaries into charters.…

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February 7, 2024

OPINION | Jacksonville Classical Academy changes course after learning lessons

Jacksonville Classical Academy charter school has pivoted in its approach in the three years since founder John Rood opened it…

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Mikynzi Alexander recites Useni Eugene Perkins' poem "Hey Black Child" during a ribbon cutting for Becoming Collegiate Academy. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
November 28, 2022

2 new Northwest Jacksonville schools mix HBCU culture with elementary curriculum

Mikynzi Alexander spoke with confidence as she recited Useni Eugene Perkins’ poem “Hey, Black Child” at her school’s ribbon-cutting last…