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National assessments show Team Duval remains at the head of the class

National assessments show Team Duval remains at the head of the class

Oct. 30, 2019 – A national assessment of student achievement and learning again shows the strength of Duval County Public Schools in comparison to other large city school districts across the country. Duval ranked in the top five of participating districts in 17 out of 20 student groupings in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational […]

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Draft timeline for master facilities plan projects now available

Aug. 27, 2019 – Focusing on the priorities of improving school safety and security, eliminating backlogged maintenance, reducing the age of schools, consolidating schools to reduce seats and save operating dollars, and removing portables, Duval County Public Schools has applied its evaluation methodology to each proposed school project included in its Master Facility Plan approved […]

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Stigma of mental health to be topic of first “Wellness Wednesday”

Aug. 26, 2019 – There is stigma that surrounds mental health, say behavioral health specialists, and this stigma limits people in getting the help they need. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the stigma of mental health and how it can be reduced, will be the focus of the district’s first “Wellness Wednesday.” “Wellness Wednesday” is a […]

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Dan Renaud, director of the River Oaks Center, embraces one of his students in the program during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

New location and more resources for student substance abuse center

Aug. 22, 2019 – Not long after the River Oaks Center opened three years ago, Dan Renaud knew there may be a problem. The center – a partnership between Duval County Public Schools and Florida Recovery Schools – provided academic support and substance abuse counseling for Jacksonville high schoolers. The good thing, said Renaud, who […]

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Robotics and hope — Project Lead the Way grants expands CTE opportunities for students

Aug. 8, 2019 – New computers, software and even robots. These are just a few of the things that Terry Parker computer science teacher Peter Berta said will now be available for students in his class. His school was one of eight schools to receive a multi-thousand-dollar competitive grant from Project Lead the Way (PLTW), […]

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Goodbye, Summer Slide! Students make gains in Jax SAIL Program

Goodbye, Summer Slide! Students Make Gains in Jax SAIL Program Aug. 1, 2019 – “Summer Slide.” Two words a teacher never wants to hear, as they refer to the tendency for students forget what they’ve learned during a long break from school. But thanks to the Kids Hope Alliance’s Jax SAIL Summer Program, teachers are […]

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10 Back-to-School tips to ensure a great start to the new year

July 23, 2019 – Team Duval is ready to kick off another dynamic year in education. Below are 10 Back to School tips to help ensure our families and students have a smooth and successful start to the year. Register in Advance – If your child is new to Duval County Public Schools – or […]

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Students improve English-speaking skills through ESOL summer program

Students Improve English-Speaking Skills through ESOL Summer Program July 23, 2019 – Moving to a new country and learning a new language isn’t easy. Just ask Anne-Victory Veillard, a Haitian immigrant who has only been in the United States since February. “When I (came) to Florida, I was so scared,” recalls the Englewood High School […]

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Board Chair – Let the voters decide on a sales tax for schools

Two years ago, the Duval County School Board began a public process to fix dilapidated schools, many of which have served well past their expected building lives. Duval Schools Superintendent Diana Greene arrived last July and moved at a pace rarely seen in government. She and her team picked up right where our former superintendent, […]

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Board Chair – It Takes All of Us to End Community Violence

During the Duval County School Board Meeting held on Monday, Sept. 10, Board Chairwoman Paula D. Wright addressed the growing problem of teen violence in our community. Her presentation included national, state and local statistics on teen violence including: Nationwide, 12 young people die ach day as a result of homicide and nother 1,400 are treated in […]

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