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Five school sites to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics this summer

June 17, 2021 – Five school sites will host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on select dates this summer, with the first clinic scheduled for Monday, June 28.  The clinics — available through a partnership between the Florida Department of Health-Duval and the school district – are open to anyone 12 years of age and older. Individuals under the […]

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Highlighting how schools support military children

April 30, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is proud to serve 8,672 military students and their families! Military children often face unique challenges, with one or both parents occasionally on deployment. Schools that have a high military student population, like Venetia Elementary and Mayport Middle, have unique programs in place to aid in the […]

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Military mom surprises children in homecoming

April 22, 2021 – Three students at Neptune Beach Elementary received the surprise of a lifetime yesterday when their mom, Petty Officer Langley, showed up at their school. While the students led the pledge of allegiance at what they thought was a brief ceremony in honor of Military Child Month, school officials snuck Langley in […]

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Florida Prepaid partners with Team Duval to offer college savings

April 9, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools has partnered with Florida Prepaid to offer Duval families an exclusive discount. Now until April 30, 2021, parents and guardians can use this link to start saving for their child’s future. Florida Prepaid offers a variety of plans that fit any family with any budget. The best […]

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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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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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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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