Tag: Scott Shine

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 19, 2016

The Duval County School Board has a special meeting slated for Friday morning; the topic, broadly, is “governance and administration.” What does that mean? School Board member Scott Shine believes this could mean the end of the tenure of Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The board member who called the meeting, Ashley Smith-Juarez, has been a critic of Vitti’s communication […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 25, 2016

Republican State Attorney candidate Wes White made news earlier this month, representing a mother challenging the commitment of the Duval County School District to providing bathroom options for transgender students. The suit was filed in the wake of the Obama administration issuing a letter linking failure to provide such public accommodations with the potential loss of […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 8, 2015

A Duval County School Board workshop on proposed district boundary changes, affecting urban core high schools Raines, Ribault, and Jackson, as well as their feeder programs, proved to be controversial, in no small part because Representative Corrine Brown stopped by on her way back to Washington DC. An unexpected move, at least according to a few […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 15, 2015

Perhaps the most misunderstood figure in public life in Jacksonville: Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The question you hear around town more than any other: why is it that Duval County schools aren’t on the same level as those in St. Johns County and Nassau County? There are loads of reasons for this, of […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 13, 2015

Decades back, kids in elementary school had recourse to McGuffey’s Readers. Crafted originally by a conservative theologian, those primers allowed youngsters to learn vocabulary and language, among other things, in the context of works of literature that McGuffey and those who took over after his demise found to be relevant. Literature imparts cultural mores, teaches valuable […]


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