Tag: Nikolai Vitti

A.G. GancarskiDecember 12, 2017

The Duval County School District is searching for a new superintendent — and the Jacksonville Civic Council wants to be dealt in. “The quality of Duval County’s K-12 public education system is absolutely fundamental to our region’s economic vitality, directly impacting our workforce and business recruitment as well as local colleges and universities. It is […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 21, 2017

The Duval County School Board moved Friday toward transition from the superintendency of Nikolai Vitti, who is moving on to Detroit. In a special board meeting Friday morning in a mostly empty chambers, the board discussed next steps … even as reliable sources say that Gov. Rick Scott would like to see Clay County Superintendent Addison Davis (Vitti’s […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 17, 2017

Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti may be taking his talents to the Motor City in a matter of weeks — but that’s not stopping him from issuing advice to the Florida Senate before he goes. Vitti’s specific recommendation: to reject during budget conference negotiations the “Schools of Hope” charter school measure embodied in HB 5103, which cleared […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 28, 2017

It’s an interesting political week in Jacksonville. And on Tuesday, Mayor Lenny Curry discussed a potpourri of current topics. At Monday evening’s ICARE event, a consortium of local pastors upbraided Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry for not showing up to commit to a homeless day resource center. And on Tuesday evening, expectations from the city council were that Curry’s administration would introduce […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 22, 2017

Before Wednesday’s meeting of the Duval County School Board, Chair Paula Wright cautioned that “no news” would come out of the conclave. However, with the real possibility that Superintendent Nikolai Vitti may leave Jacksonville for Detroit, a city “in his DNA,” the board needed to have a sunshine discussion to discuss next steps. Notable: Vitti was absent, […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 18, 2017

Could Duval County’s loss be Motown’s gain? In what U2 might call “a sort of homecoming,” The Detroit Free Press reported Friday that Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is a finalist to become the next the Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Vitti, a Detroit native, was selected as one of three finalists during a Thursday meeting of the […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 14, 2017

Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti serves in an appointed role, yet on Tuesday, he offered epistolary advice to the Jacksonville City Council. That counsel? Expand the city’s Human Rights Ordinance to protect people at work, in the housing market, and in the realm of public accommodations on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 1, 2016

Thursday saw a host of Northeast Florida stakeholders from the education, transportation, and healthcare sectors address the First Coast Legislative Delegation at Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute. Legislators from well beyond the First Coast, such as Gainesville Sen. Keith Perry, Lake City Rep. Elizabeth Porter, and Palatka Rep. Bobby Payne, are included in the delegation, which is a […]


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