Category: Viewpoint

Screenshot of the animated video.

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 of Tia Leathers, the Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement, and her daughter Taige.

Child’s comment motivates Unconscious Bias training

June 18, 2020 –   In the communication below, Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement, Tia Leathers, shares a conversation she had with her daughter and how that helped motivate the creation of  an Unconscious Bias training for families. (This letter is currently being mailed to Duval families.) The training sessions begin July 1 and […]

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Radical self-acceptance – Dr. Greene shares message of encouragement with Duval families

May 8, 2020 – (Note: Below is a message of encouragement from Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene to Team Duval families. It was originally shared via email to families on May 7.) Dear Families, Our Facebook community wasn’t very pleased with us last week. Our followers vigorously shared their disagreement when we announced the district would […]

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