Kaizsa Grant

Outside of Rutledge Pearson Elementary

Designs for new Rutledge Pearson moving into “charrette” phase

March 5, 2021 — The district’s first major building project in 10 years — funded through the new half-penny sales tax — is moving into a phase of design charrettes, in which architects will hear input from stakeholders about the project’s form and function. These charrettes are the initial design meetings for the new Rutledge […]

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Inside the JEA Engineering Academy at Atlantic Coast High School

Feb. 24, 2021 – “I think learning how to use Fusion 360 and being able to design your own tangible product is the coolest thing” says Tolu, a student at Atlantic Coast High School. Tolu is just one of about 50 students enrolled in the JEA Engineering Academy at Atlantic Coast High School. Started in […]

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Duval schools invest early in social-emotional learning

Feb. 2, 2021 – The need for social and emotional learning in schools, especially elementary, is clear and Team Duval is addressing that need. Social-emotional learning, the process through which children learn to manage emotions, build positive relationships, and effectively work together with their peers, is weaved into curriculum and classroom routines by elementary instructors […]

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Hotspot Delivery Combats Digital Divide

Philanthropy bridges digital divide for Long Branch families

Jan. 8, 2021 – Since COVID-19 disrupted schools in March, access to web-based school resources has become essential for students. This is especially true for schools like Long Branch Elementary, a Title I school on Jacksonville’s Eastside. “Many of our parents don’t have internet access,” said Long Branch Elementary School Principal Wayman Graham. “This can […]

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Staying the Course - Parent Academy COVID Webinar with UF Health

Student learning disabilities in the age of COVID to be discussed in new webinar

Dec. 4, 2020 – UF Health and DCPS have partnered to bring parents an opportunity to understand mental health and learning disabilities and the role they play in a child’s educational setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this virtual roundtable discussion, attendees will hear from DCPS Exceptional Education and Student Services, as well as six […]

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JPEF Announces Finalists for 2021 TOY

Finalists for 2021 VyStar Teacher of the Year announced

Dec. 1, 2020 – Congratulations to the five exceptional educators who were selected as finalists for 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year! The announcement was made this morning by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, who manages the Teacher of the Year selection process. One of the five finalists will be announced as winner […]

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17 curbside meal sites to close due to low participation

Low participation closes 17 school curbside meal sites

Nov. 24, 2020 – As a result of low or no participation, 17 curbside meal service school sites will close beginning Nov. 30. Services at the closed site will shift to a nearby alternative school site that offers curbside meal service. The change will enable the movement of food service workers from low need areas […]

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High school diploma and black cap with tassle

Diploma or Certificate of Completion? What seniors should know

Nov. 20, 2020 – High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion (COC)? As the Class of 2021 prepares for graduation, there’s some key information they need to know. One is the difference between a high school diploma and Certificate of Completion. While the two may sound similar, they each lead to very different postsecondary paths. […]

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