Tell decision-makers to suspend school grades for 2014-15. School grades were created to make it easy for parents and citizens to understand how schools were performing academically and to compel low-performing schools to improve.
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In a new January 2014 policy brief, we examine the current school grading system. With an invaluable opportunity to modernize the accountability system, what could Florida improve to make school grades more meaningful and stable in the future?
Read more to find out — and learn what you can do.
New data is live on School Facts Jax, your source for accurate, easy to use information about public schools in Duval County.
From district academic performance to graduation rates at your neighborhood high school — it's all here.
A few months ago,
we asked for your help in sending us to the 2015 South by
Southwest Education conference (SXSWedu) to share School Facts
Jax with an audience of national education and technology
leaders as an example of the innovative efforts happening around
community engagement and public education in Jacksonville.
Today, we are thrilled to let you know you did it!
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On October 6, about 70 ONE by ONE Delegates and community
members met at The Leadership Schools at Eugene J. Butler to learn
more about the Quality Education for All (QEA) Fund and to
brainstorm ideas about how to get the community involved in this
transformation effort. The QEA Fund is an initiative of The
Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, in partnership with
Duval County Public Schools and the Jacksonville Public Education
Continue reading to learn about this transformation effort.
From September 26 until October 10, community members
voted daily among four innovative PowerUP Jax projects through our
very first Lightning Round. The PowerUP Jax Lightning Round
received more than 1,650 votes and 94 social media shares in
Learn more about the Lightning Round winner.
The Duval County School Board voted to pass a resolution calling
on the state to suspend school grades for one year. We agree -
here's why. Plus: What you can do to take action!
guest op-ed in the Florida Times-Union, we offered support for
the growing call to suspend school grades for one year. Keep
reading to see why a pause in school grades will actually
strengthen the state's accountability system - not weaken it - and
what YOU can do to take action.
Come join us for Our Community, Our Health in partnerships with
the University of Florida and Edward Waters College. An
ongoing conversation between health researchers and the
The Duval County School Board holds its regular
Continue to learn more.
You can be apart of the energy and WOW at Generation WOW, a
dynamic and energetic program that will provke thought, inspire
dreams and create connections through a unique mentorship
experience called "The Geraldine" Mentor Walk.
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