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Documentary Sparks Conversation About Struggling School In Duval County

This weekend, a Duval County high school will be hosting a conversation about volunteerism, bridging disparities and the community roll of a historic African-American school. William M. Raines High School opened in segregated Jacksonville in 1965. Its first principal famously hired the best teachers he could find—recruiting educators with degrees from Columbia. For decades, it […]

Jacksonville Discusses Changing KKK-Affiliated Name Of School

The movement to change the name of Jacksonville’s Nathan B. Forrest High School—a school named for a confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan—got another hearing last night. On Thursday Jason Fischer, a Duval County School Board member, ended a town hall meeting about school board budgets by inviting comments on Forrest. Cyd […]

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