Vickie Pierre

Video – Students explore underwater robotics through SeaPerch competition

Oct. 21, 2021 – Students at Mayport Middle School and Fletcher High School are taking their knowledge of engineering design to the next level, and it’s all thanks to the international SeaPerch competition. Through SeaPerch, students are charged with building robots that can perform complex tasks underwater, such as going through hoops or picking up […]

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Video – Teaching African American history in Duval County

Oct. 18, 2021 – The way African American history is taught in Duval County Public Schools is changing, thanks to some notable new ideas being ushered in this school year. This includes a new African American history book designed by the school district, for the school district. Additionally, two middle schools – Lake Shore and […]

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Educators honored for commitment to teaching financial education

Sept. 8, 2021 – Whether they’re running special programs, serving as leaders, or doing exceptional work in the classroom, four Duval County Public Schools teachers have something in common — a commitment to economic and financial education. So much so, they were recognized as among the best in the state, with three winning a Regional […]

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Summer Rise program lifting students out of summer slump

July 22, 2021 – For over 6,400 Duval County Public Schools students, summer was spent immersed in fun and enriching standards-based learning and activities. This is the Summer Rise Program —where time off from the normal school year doesn’t mean time off from learning, or fun. The Team Duval Newsroom visited Summer Rise sites at […]

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“They now have ownership in their education” – First-ever African American History Writing Institute ends with student presentations

July 6, 2021 – The first-ever African American History Writing Institute has come to an end, but students and staff say their work will go on. Duval County Public Schools hosted the 3-week institute for high school students this summer. Students spent time gaining firsthand knowledge about key historical figures, places and events in Jacksonville’s […]

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Summer hours for district offices

June 10, 2021 – Beginning now through Thursday, July 22, school district offices will be operating on a 10-hour, four-day work week, with some exceptions. Standard hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. District offices will be closed on Fridays. Exceptions to the four-day work week include the weeks of June 28 […]

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Video – Inside the 2021 Duval County Spelling Bee

Video – Inside the 2021 Duval County Spelling Bee

March 17, 2021 – Get an inside look at this year’s Duval County Spelling Bee, which took place in late March at Sandalwood High School. Video features Duval County students as they describe what it was like to prepare for and compete in the bee. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Champion: Jordin Pudpud/Assumption Catholic School […]

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Jax Beach wins top state honor

Jax Beach Elementary awarded top magnet school honor

March 3, 2021 – It’s a top national honor that only one school in Duval County Public Schools – and 19 in the state of Florida – can claim. Congratulations to Jacksonville Beach Elementary for being named a Nationally Certified Demonstration Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA). This designation is the highest distinction […]

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In the classroom with Duval's Teacher of the Year

In the classroom with Duval’s Teacher of the Year

Nov. 19, 2020 – “It’s my calling. I feel that I have been placed here for a purpose.” Leena Hall-Young is an English teacher at William M. Raines High School, and she’s also Duval County’s reigning Teacher of the Year. In video captured last school year, watch as the award-winning teacher speaks to the importance […]

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Duval School Board Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct. 9, 2020 – The Duval County School Board recently celebrated National Hispanic Heritage month by highlighting the successes, achievements, and contributions of Team Duval’s diverse Hispanic student population. Running September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the impact of Hispanic and Latino Americans in our culture and society. District leaders dedicated […]

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