Category: Arts

James Weldon Johnson unveils new mural honoring civil rights activist, Black National Anthem

  Feb. 12, 2020 – Tuesday evening, dozens gathered at James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School to celebrate the unveiling of a new school mural honoring the iconic civil rights leader who serves as the school’s namesake. The complete mural includes a portrait of Johnson as well as the lyrics to “Lift Ev’ry Voice […]

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A citizen of the world: Team Duval students explore new languages and cultures

May 16, 2019 – In Duval County Public Schools alone, 127 different languages are spoken – the most common being Spanish, Arabic, Burmese Myanmasa, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese and Tagalog — and the district hosts approximately 7,500 non-native English speakers from all over the world. Claudia Norez, a Dual Language Specialist with the district, said it’s important […]

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District restores arts, music and PE to proposed budget

District restores arts, music and PE to proposed budget

July 24, 2018 – Duval County Public School Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene will recommend that funding for arts, music and physical education resources be maintained at its current level in the budget recommendation for the upcoming school year.   The recommendation means that students should see no changes to the level of these teaching resources […]

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