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School-related employee of the year

Rutledge H. Pearson data entry clerk wins 2020 School-Related Employee of the Year

May 19, 2020 – Congratulations to Julia “Monique” Menefee who was recently announced as the 2019-2020 School- Related Employee of the Year for Duval County Public Schools. A data entry clerk at Rutledge Pearson Elementary School, Menefee said she was shocked when she learned she had been selected. “I dropped my phone, and I was […]

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Calm Classroom takes new shape during virtual learning

  May 18, 2020 – As classrooms have become virtual, so too have many of the programs designed to keep students productive and emotionally well. This includes the Calm Classroom program. Used in at least 40 district schools, Calm Classroom is a mental wellness initiative that promotes social-emotional learning in students using relaxation and mindfulness […]

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“We’re talking their language.” School therapist reflects on new reality of supporting students virtually

April 17, 2020- It’s School Therapist, Yolla Bailey’s job to counsel students on a daily basis. Bailey says going through this season of challenges with the Coronavirus is a different experience, but now students are opening up more.  “Especially with everything going on, they’re at home, they can’t go out, they can’t see their friends, […]

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District offers mental health wellness tips for students, parents during season of Covid-19

April 7, 2020- Anxiety, stress and fear are just some of the reactions children and adults may face as they endure the Covid-19 season. While these reactions are normal, they can eat away at our mental wellness says Director of Behavioral Health Katrina Taylor. In the video above, Taylor offers several very simple tips to help […]

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Educators share how they’re preparing for their virtual classrooms

March 20, 2020- Duval County Public Schools teachers are ready to welcome back their students in “virtual style,” as the new “Duval HomeRoom” distance learning program launches. Team Duval sat down with an elementary, middle, and high school teacher to explain how they’re bringing the classroom into student’s homes.

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District unveils new “Duval Homeroom” program for home education

March 18, 2020– Team Duval is working to bring the classroom to student’s homes through its new home education plan, “Duval Homeroom.” A summary of the plan is below. You can also watch the video above to see Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene unveil the details of the new plan. High School and Middle School students – […]

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District reminds parents of high school students, free hotspots available

March 18, 2020– Duval county high school students have the opportunity to snag some free internet hotspots to help get their school work done. The district launched the Free Hotspots for High School Students program this school year. This program provides free high-speed internet access to qualifying high school students who do not currently have reliable […]

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Terry Parker High helps lead Florida Black History Curriculum Project

  March 3, 2020- Chemistry students at Terry Parker High School are making history as they are delving into studying African American History over the course of a six-month project. “We’re making a direct connection to the life of a pharmacist and what an African American individual went through to get to that state (as a […]

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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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Raines, Ribault face off in Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s historic nod to history

Feb. 14, 2020- It was a dream come true for Raines and Ribault high school students as they faced off in the inaugural High School Heritage Classic. Raines Vikings senior, Malcolm Jones said this game was special, and he is thankful his ancestors paved the way for him to play baseball. “It’s a real honor […]

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