Category: District

District has “exemplary” rating in teaching African American history; Task force created to ensure it stays that way

February 10, 2020- For the last three years, Duval County Public Schools has been recognized for its exemplary distinction under the state’s African American History legislation. While the state recently commemorated its 25th year of the legislation, Duval County is vying to remain on the list with nine other school districts that have earned this distinction for their commitment to African […]

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Making history come alive; Highlights of teaching black history within Team Duval

Making history come alive: highlights of teaching Black History within Team Duval

Jan. 31, 2020– Duval County Public Schools recognizes and celebrates black history throughout the year. As we embark on the month of February when black history is recognized nationally, the district is showcasing how Black History is coming alive in the classroom. This includes a host of events throughout the district such as Black History […]

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Duval County Public School System Receives 2019 Values Driven Award of Excellence

JACKSONVILLE, FL, Jan. 15, 2020 – Being bold. Standing up for learners. Dreaming big. These are among the qualities Duval County Public Schools was recognized for exemplifying as a recipient of the Cognia 2019 Values Driven Award of Excellence. The prestigious award was presented to Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene on Wednesday during a conference held […]

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Duval graduation rate continues historic rise

Jan. 9, 2020 – For the sixth consecutive year, Duval County Public Schools has earned its highest federal graduation rate in the district’s history.  Approximately 86.5% of our students are graduating. This is an increase of 1.4 percentage points over last year, and over 28 percentage points in the last 10 years.   This makes Duval County the leader in graduation improvement among […]

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Duval Schools hosts documentary screening to gain support for low performing schools

Jan. 6, 2020- It’s Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene’s priority to make sure every school within the district is excelling academically, and for each student to know they are loved. “It’s simple. We have to love them with all of the challenges that they bring. We have to love them even when it seems like they’re not loving us back. We still […]

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Santa surprises children of teen parent’s with gifts at district’s daycare

Dec. 23, 2019– Santa paid a special surprise visit to the district’s Possibilities and Success Childcare Center for the children of teen parents.   A sleigh full of clothes and toys were delivered to the approximately 26 children who attend the center. The gifts were donated by the daycare staff on the A. Philip Randolph […]

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Time in classroom fuels engagement for Lake Lucina parents

Nov. 27, 2019 –The first Parent Involvement Day at Lake Lucina Elementary School has created a movement as faculty and staff are work to involve parents and engage with their students in the classroom. “I enjoy coming out here and spending time with him and the whole faculty,” said Mike Lee, a parent. It’s all […]

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Five things you need to know about the district’s new VPK lottery process

Nov. 7, 2019 – Forget the long lines and camping overnight at schools. Beginning this school year, applications for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) with Duval County Public Schools will now be online through a lottery system. Below are five things you need to know about the new VPK lottery process if you want your child to be […]

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New teacher internship program to 'jumpstart' teaching careers, address teacher shortage

New teacher internship program to ‘jumpstart’ teaching careers, address teacher shortage

Oct. 16, 2019 – Continuing in its commitment to recruit and equip great educators and address the national teacher shortage, Duval County Public Schools is launching Jumpstart 2.0, an intensive, paid teacher internship program. The six-week internship is designed for individuals who have a desire to teach and a statement of eligibility from the Florida […]

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From scholarship tips to writing a perfect college essay – Learn more at Free College Fair

Oct. 7, 2019 – More than 150 colleges and universities from around the nation and the world will be represented at the free National Jacksonville National College Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event — which serves as the culmination of Jax Goes to College Week — will also feature free seminars and workshops to […]

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