Category: Video

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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Centurion’s surprise visit kicks off district’s first-ever African American History Writing Institute

June 16, 2021 – More than 80 students were eyewitnesses to living African American history on Monday as they listened to one of Jacksonville’s original sleeping car porters describe his life in the River City in the early 20th century. At age 102, Sollie Mitchell, was soft-spoken but eloquent as he talked to the students […]

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Photo of Duval Teacher of the Year, Jim Schmitt, posing in classroom with students after learning he was a Florida Teacher of the Year finalist

Video – Mandarin High educator named Florida Teacher of the Year finalist

May 4, 2021 — Duval County’s 2021 VyStar Teacher of the Year – Mandarin High School Teacher Jim Schmitt – received a surprise visit from Florida K-12 Chancellor Jacob Oliva who announced that Schmitt was chosen as one of five finalists for the 2022 Florida Teacher of Year. Chancellor Oliva was joined by Duval School […]

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Military Family Photo

Highlighting how schools support military children

April 30, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is proud to serve 8,672 military students and their families! Military children often face unique challenges, with one or both parents occasionally on deployment. Schools that have a high military student population, like Venetia Elementary and Mayport Middle, have unique programs in place to aid in the […]

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Lake Lucina fellowship award

Lake Lucina teachers awarded Cindy Edelman Excellence Fellowship

Note: The article, video, and images below are republished with permission from the Jacksonville Public Education fund. Visit www.jaxpef.org for more info. April 15, 2021 — Five outstanding public school teachers are about to begin the professional learning experiences of their careers as the winners of the 2021 Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship. Through […]

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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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February is You Matter Month

Video – Team Duval kicks off “You Matter Month”

Feb. 16, 2021 – This post has been updated. The original post is from Feb. 4, and is being saved below for archive purposes. The theme and language chosen for this campaign overshadowed the critical need to help teens connect with resources for mental health and suicide prevention. The district will continue the work on […]

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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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Hotspot Delivery Combats Digital Divide

Philanthropy bridges digital divide for Long Branch families

Jan. 8, 2021 – Since COVID-19 disrupted schools in March, access to web-based school resources has become essential for students. This is especially true for schools like Long Branch Elementary, a Title I school on Jacksonville’s Eastside. “Many of our parents don’t have internet access,” said Long Branch Elementary School Principal Wayman Graham. “This can […]

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