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  • More on charter, choice expansion and race-based achievement goals

     
    In case you missed it, here are two stories from yesterday's State Board of Education meeting in Orlando.  The board adopted its strategic plan, which means it endorsed: –Goals to double the number of children attending charter schools and to expand...
  • FHP: Hooker danced topless on highway

    FHP: Hooker danced topless on highway
    Havoc on the highway...again. The Orange Blossum Trail (OBT) is a major road that runs through Orlando and a seedy southern portion of it is known as an unofficial red light district, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Early Friday morning, a Florida...
  • Man sentenced for deadly DUI death, now facing another DUI charge -- only 4-months later

    Man sentenced for deadly DUI  death, now facing another DUI charge -- only 4-months later
    A Duval County judge sentenced Brian Craig Patterson, 32, to the maximum terms of six months in jail and one year of probation for driving drunk when he ran over a man in his truck while trying to flee from an attack, reports The Florida Times-Union in...
  • Deputies: Man stole flowers from grave to give to his girlfriend

    Deputies: Man stole flowers from grave to give to his girlfriend
    Chivalry is not dead. An officer stopped David James Lee, a 44-year-old Jacksonville transient, dead in his tracks at a cemetery after noticing Lee had some flowers with dirt stuck to them, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, reports...
  • Report: Fake cop busted during traffic stop by real cop

    Report: Fake cop busted during traffic stop by real cop
    When a deputy pulled over a white Chevy Impala for an alleged traffic violation in Clay County, the driver was wearing a 'DEA' (Drug Enforcement Agency) T-shirt and handcuffs in the back of a "duty style" belt, reports WJXX ABC News-25 in Jacksonville....
  • Specialist married to death-row inmate joins Casey Anthony's defense

    Specialist married to death-row inmate joins Casey Anthony's defense
    Jose Baez just can't seem to stay away from controversy. In the nearly three years he's represented Casey Anthony — whose case has enough drama of its own — Baez has been linked to a "spokesman" who tried to extort a journalist, and was...
  • Retiree health costs: More businesses, governments sign up for federal help

     
     Thirty more businesses and local government agencies in Florida have signed up for help paying medical costs of their early retirees — people who aren't yet eligible for Medicare. Created by the Affordable Care Act,  the Early Re...
  • Duval recommends splitting its struggling schools in two

     
    Duval County school officials have come up with an interesting way to deal with their most struggling schools — split them each into two smaller schools with their own principals and their own academic focus, according to an article in today's...
  • Bad budget news: Districts around FL looking at cuts

     
    It's budget time for Florida's public schools, and this year, like the past several, that means many districts are looking for places to cut spending. The Florida Legislature, dealing with a big budget hole, is looking to reduce, on average, school...
  • Florida Democrats claim victory in closest-ever Jax mayoral race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Although the results won't be official until tomorrow, the Florida Democratic Party is claiming victory in what is reportedly the closest-ever Jacksonville mayoral contest and one that apparently will elect the city's first African-...
  • Education Commissioner: John Winn interim pick, Mike Grego interim help, and 26 vying for full-time job

     
    UPDATE: Here is the list of candidates: candidate List. Among them are the current secretary of education in Virginia, Gerard Robinson, and W.C. Gentry, a Duval County school board member and attorney. There are also candidates currently working for...