Brittany Jones

Winners of the Hispanic Heritage Essay Month contest recognize their heroes

Oct. 28, 2022 – Congratulations to the three Team Duval students selected as winners of the district’s annual 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay contest. They are: Elementary school winner: Tennyson Haas/West Riverside Elementary   Middle school winner: Giannina Quinones/LaVilla School of the Arts High school winner: Sarah Robinson/Riverside High School. Each of the students were […]

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Resources to help prepare students for new reading, writing, and math benchmarks

Oct. 6, 2022 – This is a big year for Florida’s students as they are facing brand-new reading, writing, and mathematics standards for the first time. These standards are known as the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). While district kindergarten and first-grade students engaged with these standards last school year, the standards are being […]

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Photo collage of CLC classroom activities

Creating ‘home away from home’ for refugees, families new to country and Jacksonville

Sept. 9, 2022 – It isn’t easy being new in town and trying to navigate a new school system. But imagine that experience if you’re brand new to the country and still working to acquire the English language. That is the case for the more than 8,900 English Language Learning students and their families who […]

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How the past shapes the present: Educators highlight the importance of teaching Black History

Feb. 25, 2020– Duval County teachers are doing their part to teach Black History in the classroom, and it’s happening across all grade levels. Students are learning about everything from African Americans who became prominent figures during the Civil Rights Movement to injustices that took place during major wars. “It’s really important because without people […]

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