Tag: Summer

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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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Backpacks not allowed for summer learning programs

June 9, 2022 – Summer programs in Duval County Public Schools begin on June 13, and the district is asking families to leave student backpacks at home.  In the interest of campus security and student safety, backpacks will not be allowed in school buildings for most students.  If students need to bring a backpack for […]

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Social studies educators connecting local history to the classroom

July 12, 2021 – Seeing Gullah-Geechee culture up close and personal was invaluable to Eric Van Gundy. The 12-year educator said his professional development excursion to the Kingsley Plantation and other local historical sites in Jacksonville this summer will enhance how he teaches history to his juniors at First Coast High School.  “Visiting a historical […]

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