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Testing and accountability debated in the Senate

After several hours of debate and public comment, Senate Bill 616 was adopted by the Senate Appropriations committee today, moving the conversation about testing and accountability forward. This was a crucial discussion - here's a quick synopsis of some points education advocates should know about this bill,

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Legislative Update: Florida's Testing Bills

As the Florida legislative session is underway, there are two education bills, Senate Bill 616 and House Bill 7069, which hope to address some of the major school assessment, teacher performance evaluations, and accountability concerns that have been expressed by education stakeholders across the state. 

Continue reading to learn about the impact of both bills for teachers and students.

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Things to do with your child this spring break

Duval County public schools are out for spring break, March 16-20. As students take the opportunity to have a short break, we'd like to encourage families to spend time learning together.

Check out our round up of family-friendly fun and educational things to do!

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund partners with organizations to present at SXSWedu

School Facts Jax, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund's school information portal, is being showcased as a national model today at the South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) Conference & Festival.

Continue reading to learn more about this great opportunity to #telldata.

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Kirby Smith Middle teacher Kifimbo Holloway-Parnell named 2015 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year

Kifimbo_Holloway-ParnellKifimbo Holloway-Parnell was named the 2015 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 24th Annual EDDY Awards.

Keep reading to learn more about her and all the teachers of the year.

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