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Black History Month

Beyond checking a box – Going deeper with African American history

Feb. 9, 2021 – TiLena Robinson remembers sitting down with a group of Duval students recently to discuss their experience with how black history was taught in their classrooms. It was enlightening, said Robinson, a social studies specialist with the district. “We’ve done student surveys where the feedback was very positive regarding how diverse histories […]

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Testing season is approaching

State assessments in 2021 — What you need to know

Feb. 9, 2021 – The Florida statewide assessments season is approaching, and Duval County Public Schools seeks to work with its students and families to be ready. While the Florida Department of Education has allowed online learning for students, the state requires testing to occur in school facilities. This includes the Florida Standards Assessments, Next […]

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District launches school name change tracker

District launches School Name Change Tracker

Feb. 3, 2020 – Nine schools are currently going through the school name change process, and to help the community keep track, the district launched a new webpage. The School Name Change Tracker, located at, will help community and school stakeholders monitor their school’s progress and know how they can provide input. Though these […]

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School choice creates live chat feature to support families

Feb. 2, 2021 – With the Feb. 28 application deadline just a few weeks away, School Choice staff is unveiling new ways families can connect with them and get questions answered. One of those ways is live chatting using the “My Chat” feature in “School Match 2021.” Brand new this year, the “My Chat” features […]

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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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National School Counseling Week – Recognizing impact

Feb. 1, 2021 – It’s National School Counseling Week, and Team Duval is recognizing its more than 250 school counselors and the invaluable impact they have on student achievement. “School counselors help students in more ways than families realize, especially during these times as we continue to navigate a global pandemic,” said Wendy Dunlap, Director […]

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Curbside meal service ending at 20 schools

20 schools to shift curbside meal service to alternative school sites Feb. 1

Jan. 28, 2021 – Twenty schools will shift their curbside meal pick-up service to other school sites beginning Feb. 1 due to zero participation. This will allow for more efficient use of resources, with prepared meals and food service staff being directed to school sites that have greater participation. The alternative school sites are the […]

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5Essentials Survey available Jan. 26 - Feb. 26

Teachers, students, and parents get voice in improving schools

Jan. 26, 2021 – The annual 5Essentials survey is launching today, giving students, parents, and teachers a unique opportunity to have a voice in improving their schools. The survey — available at this link now through Feb. 26 — is administered every spring and helps schools better understand areas of strength and weakness in five […]

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Transportation hopes to improve services through new survey

Jan. 19, 2021 – Whether your child rides the school bus or you drive behind one every day – the school district wants to hear from you! In a survey running now through Feb. 14, the Transportation Team is asking for community feedback on how it can better provide transportation and communication services to all […]

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2021 commencement schedule available

Jan. 14, 2021 – Dates, times, and locations for spring 2021 graduation ceremonies have been finalized. Similar to last year, a majority of the high schools will hold their ceremonies on their onsite football stadium. Pre-COVID, most ceremonies were held in arenas around Jacksonville. However, to comply with recommended social distancing guidelines and manage the […]

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