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District launches career success program for students

Aug. 18, 2022 – Problem solving. Communication. Ability to work on teams. Professionalism. According to local and national employers, these are the skills that set high school graduates up for success as they embark on their career journey. Looking to the long-term success of its students, Duval County Public Schools is embedding these skills into […]

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Helping students successfully transition into kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades

Aug. 12, 2022 – New classes, new schedules, and new routines. They’re the kind of changes students and families expect as they enter a new school year. But for those transitioning from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school, or into school for the first time as kindergarteners, being a student in […]

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District working to lessen impact of national bus driver shortage on families

Aug. 3, 2022 – Sign-on bonuses and hiring more part-time drivers are just a couple of ways district leaders are hoping to recruit bus drivers in the midst of a national bus driver shortage. For Erika Harding, these strategies are critical. The district’s Director of Transportation knows first-hand how the shortage of drivers directly impacts […]

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Half-penny funded plan stays on schedule as district enters year two

July 12, 2022 – Historic facility improvements, security projects and school rebuilds are in development as planned as Duval County Public Schools’ half-penny funded master facility plan begins to work through year two.   Revenue continues to exceed projections Funds collected through the voter-approved, half-penny sales tax exceed the original project budgets. However, market inflation […]

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Grads share why they had to return to serve in district’s African American history summer camp

July 11, 2022 – They say they just had to come back. For the second year in a row, the district hosted the three-week African American History Summer Writing Institute, a program giving high school students a unique opportunity to explore local history. But the program didn’t return without a few familiar faces. In this […]

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Families have new way to update phone number used for important automated calls

July 11, 2022 – Families can now easily update the phone number that they want schools to use when sending out important automated messages. These messages include calls regarding attendance, school closures, weather emergencies and/or possible security threats and lockdown info. How to update primary phone number Parents can review and update their contact info […]

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Percentage of “A, B, and C” graded traditional schools increases to 93% in Duval

July 7, 2022 – In spite of numerous challenges – including a global pandemic, an unprecedented national teacher shortage, and chronic student absenteeism – traditional Duval County Public Schools increased the percentage of its schools graded “A, B, or C” to 93%. That is up from 88% in 2018-19, the year prior to the pandemic […]

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