Category: Video

In the classroom with Duval's Teacher of the Year

In the classroom with Duval’s Teacher of the Year

Nov. 19, 2020 – “It’s my calling. I feel that I have been placed here for a purpose.” Leena Hall-Young is an English teacher at William M. Raines High School, and she’s also Duval County’s reigning Teacher of the Year. In video captured last school year, watch as the award-winning teacher speaks to the importance […]

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Dr. Greene thanks community for referendum victory

Video – Dr. Greene thanks Duval for referendum victory

  Nov. 4, 2020 – On Tuesday, Duval County residents voted by 67 % to pass a half-cent sales tax that will go toward creating safer, more enhanced school facilities and learning environments for students and staff. Watch video above to hear Duval superintendent Dr. Diana Greene thank the community for their support and their […]

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Screenshot of medical health professional providing COVID-19 safety advice

Video – Experts share advice on COVID-19 safety

  Oct. 22, 2020 – UF Health Jacksonville and Duval County Public Schools have teamed up to create a brief video reminding families to practice healthy habits such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, and frequently washing hands. The video is being distributed today to families through the district’s parent communication system. In a note […]

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Video – Understanding the story behind Duval’s aging school buildings

Sept. 11, 2020 – With crumbling walls and failing air condition systems, school buildings in Duval County need serious help. How did we get here? View the video above to better understand how multiple factors —  such as state funding cuts since the 2008 recession — led to this issue; and the connection between better […]

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Photo shows matrix for COVID-19 Campus Closures

What happens if COVID-19 enters a school community?

Aug. 20, 2020 – Duval medical representatives collaborated with the school district and the Florida Department of Health to develop thresholds and procedures in the event COVID-19 directly impacts a school community. The district is prepared to shift classes to fully online learning through Duval HomeRoom in three situations: With one person confirmed positive and two with […]

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“Team Up for Health” video series shows how Team Duval can work together to slow COVID-19 spread

Aug. 12, 2020 – Doing daily health screenings with your children, keeping them home if they are sick, and practicing how to wear a facial covering are just a few ways Team Duval families can work together to improve health and safety when schools reopen on Thursday, Aug. 20. Our “Team Up for Health” video […]

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Class of 2020 Highlights – Recognizing our amazing seniors

May 26, 2020 (Updated July 6, 2020) –  One earned an associate’s degree in her junior year, and worked as a preschool teacher during her senior year. Another is a college-bound student who has earned more than $100,000 in scholarships. Still another is a student who overcame personal tragedy with the loss of both parents […]

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Calm Classroom takes new shape during virtual learning

  May 18, 2020 – As classrooms have become virtual, so too have many of the programs designed to keep students productive and emotionally well. This includes the Calm Classroom program. Used in at least 40 district schools, Calm Classroom is a mental wellness initiative that promotes social-emotional learning in students using relaxation and mindfulness […]

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Helping Students in Recovery During the COVID-19 Crisis

Helping students in recovery during the COVID-19 crisis

May 14, 2020 – Maintaining strong, personal connections is vital for students in recovery from substance abuse addictions and mental health issues. But in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, maintaining those face-to-face connections becomes challenging. It’s why River Oak Center – a school in a public-private relationship with Duval County Public Schools – is […]

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Endorphins pumping and brain activity jumping with National Field Day and TRI each day challenge

  May 8, 2020 – Lace up your sneakers and let’s get physical! Knowing that strong bodies lead to strong minds, Team Duval is encouraging students and families to participate in a month full of physical activity starting with today’s National Field Day. An annual initiative designed to get students moving, National Field Day normally […]

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