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Impact your child’s learning by completing the 2022 Federal Impact Aid survey

Nov. 21, 2022 – A form that takes five minutes to fill out can generate thousands of dollars for textbooks, hiring staff and educators, and maintaining schools. It’s the 2022 Federal Impact Aid form, and all parents who have children enrolled in district schools are invited to complete it. What is the 2022 Federal Impact Aid […]

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Riverside High School celebrates installation of new artificial turf field

October 18, 2022 – Alumni, staff, students, and district leadership recently celebrated the unveiling of Riverside High School’s new artificial turf field.  The Generals are the first Duval County Public School to have their field upgraded to an AstroTurf playing surface. The installation project has been in the works for several years. The new field […]

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33 Team Duval seniors named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 19, 2022 – Congratulations to the 33 Team Duval seniors who have been named Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Representing Douglas Anderson, Fletcher, Paxon, Stanton, and Wolfson high schools, these academically talented students are among 16,000 semifinalists who will compete for about 7,250 scholarships worth more than $28 million dollars.   […]

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Daniel Flint teaching a lesson in front of students

Westside High teacher named “Florida History Teacher of the Year” by national nonprofit

Aug. 19, 2022 – Congratulations to Westside High teacher, Daniel Flint, who has been named the “2022 Florida History Teacher of the Year” by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a national nonprofit. The award highlights the importance of history education by honoring exceptional American history teachers in grades K-12 from across the country. […]

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Frank H. Peterson expanding aviation academy thanks to CSX drone donation

May 16, 2022 – New opportunities for students are taking flight at Frank H. Peterson’s aviation academy thanks to the donation of new aerial technology from CSX Transportation, Inc. The transportation company recently donated six drones to the school’s aviation academy. With this donation, Frank H. Peterson will be expanding their emerging technologies and robotics […]

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John E. Ford students learn how to build a business through new entrepreneurship club

April 20, 2022 – Students at John E. Ford K-8 are learning how to be their own boss thanks to the school’s Entrepreneurship Club. Through sessions on production, marketing, pitching, and financing, students learn how to develop a product for the marketplace. For example, they are now working to produce friendship bracelets that can be […]

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Students encouraged to dream big, learn about entrepreneurship at John E. Ford during visit with noted author

March 25, 2022 – Students participating in the Future Entrepreneurs Club at John E. Ford Pre-K – 8  Montessori School had the chance to receive advice and guidance about being an entrepreneur from children’s book author and youth motivational speaker, Ty Allen Jackson this week. Jackson encouraged the group to consider entrepreneurship as another option […]

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Engineers in the making – students design prototype for space mailbox

Feb. 18, 2022 – Students across the district were on an out-of-this world mission this week as they put their design and engineering skills to work to build a space mailbox. About a dozen student teams from various grade levels competed in the district-wide Space Mailbox competition, which required them to design a concept and […]

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Federal Impact Aid Survey now available through Jan. 21

(This story has been updated to reflect the new deadline, which is Jan. 21, 2022. The original story was posted on Nov. 23, 2021.) Jan 12, 2022 – The annual Federal Impact Aid Survey is available, and it’s vitally important that all federally connected families associated with Duval County Public Schools complete the survey. Why […]

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