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Five finalists announced for 2016 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five exceptional public school educators today were named finalists for the 2016 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.

The finalists were selected by a committee of educators, community members and business leaders from a preliminary round of semi-finalists. All five will be on stage at the 25th Anniversary EDDY Awards on Saturday, March 12, where one will be named 2016 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.

Keep reading to learn more about the finalists!

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Update: Young Lawyers Section awarded for Ribault High mentoring program

You may recall, this fall we shared how the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and the D.W. Perkins Bar Association partnered with the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and Duval County Public Schools to create a mentoring program that connects students from Jean Ribault High School to young lawyers. Continue reading to learn more about the young lawyer's recent award!

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School board approves first slate of boundary changes

The Duval County School Board elected to implement a series of five programmatic and boundary changes, beginning this coming fall, in time for the 2016-17 school year. The schools affected are Ed White High; Wolfson High; Hyde Grove and Hyde Park Elementaries; Oak Hill Elementary and Ft. Caroline Middle School.

 They are the first of a series of changes proposed by Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Keep reading to learn more about the details.

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New bill seeks to expand school choice

New developments in school choice have been taking place this week in the Florida Legislature, as several bills that address enrollment options have passed their first obstacles in the State House and Senate. One such bill, which passed through the Choice and Innovation Subcommittee earlier this week, seeks to extend school choice options for parents across district lines.

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Semi-finalists named for 2016 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Fourteen outstanding public school teachers today were named semi-finalists for the 2016 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.

The semi-finalists were selected from the Teachers of the Year nominated by every public school in Duval County. From the semi-finalists, five finalists will be selected and announced in February and the winner announced at the EDDY Awards on March 12.

Keep reading to meet the semi-finalists!

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