Monthly Archives: May 2015 (page 7)

Closing The Loop: Rod Borisade

Rod Borisade grew up in very rough neighborhood in Northwest Jacksonville. Drugs were more readily available than books were, and Rod knew that he didn’t want to fit in.”I was terrified of ending up like everyone I saw. Even now, I run away from ending…

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Northeast Florida High Schoolers Competing At International Science Fair

Three Northeast Florida high-school students are among the 1,500 finalists at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, happening now in Pittsburgh.

Organizers say the fair is the world’s largest pre-college science competition. Young scientists and engineers from more than 75 countries are competing for more than $4 million dollars in awards and scholarships.

Among those students is Carly Crump, a senior at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Her research in the microbiology category is on dengue viruses.

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Duval County Teachers Celebrate Less Paperwork, Fewer Tests Starting This Fall

Duval County public school teachers should have more time to teach next year thanks to a massive reduction in the amount of paperwork and student-testing they’ll have to do.

The Duval County School Board and Duval Teachers United union announced Thursday they’ve agreed to cut the number of documents teachers have to fill out from 47 items to just 13.

Union President Terrie Brady says a recent poll found 95 percent of Duval County teachers take work home with them because they don’t have enough time at school to finish everything.

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Congressional Hearing Planned On LIP Showdown

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal government over health-care funding, but that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.Scott announced Tuesd…

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