Join us on March 11 for the EDDY Awards, an evening honoring the Florida Blue Duval County Teachers of the Year!
All five 2015 Teacher of the Year Finalists will be on stage at the EDDY Awards, where one will be named 2015 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year.
January and February are a key decision-making time for many families who are choosing a new school for their child. Get our new guide, developed with the Duval County Council of PTAs, to help walk you through the process and direct you to the information you need to make the best decision.
See the Guide
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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.
If you've spent any time with our strategic plan or annual
report, you know that visionary leadership is something we believe
is vital to improving public education. On March 3, the Duval
County School Board will take a vote on the superintendent's
Continue reading to learn how you can share your thoughts on
this important issue.
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In today's edition of The Florida Times-Union,
our board chair shared some of the feedback received during the ONE
by ONE Convention on January 31.
Keep reading to see what you had to say - and what's next.
The recent ONE by ONE Convention brought together educators,
administrators, those in political office, clergy, community
activists, parents and students; from elementary education to
higher education, coming together in unity and solidarity to
celebrate public education and the achievements of educators and
administrators in Duval County Public Schools.
Local educator, William Jackson shares his thoughts on the
transformative power of public education.
week, I went on another Discover Duval Schools Tour and again, I
was impressed with what I saw being taught in Duval public
schools. Have I been impressed with every school I've
visited? No. But I can tell when I walk in a school
which schools are just talking and I do the walking and the schools
that "walk the talk."
Hear from guest blogger, Kathy Poe on why you should join the
upcoming school tours too.
On Wednesday, February 4, I
spent an informative few hours on a Discover Duval Schools visit to
Raines High School which really opened my eyes to the many
different initiatives going on in Duval County Public Schools to
help students achieve and be successful, either prepared for
college or a career.
Cindy Edelman, one of our Board Members shares her experience at
a local public school!
The summit features a keynote speech by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
III, a discussion with local college and university presidents
and a youth panel forum. Audience members will also have the
opportunity to participate in a question and answer
Join Superintendent Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti as he shares Duval
County Public Schools' recent successes, hurdles, and plans for the
future during the district's inaugural State of the Schools
Breakfast on March 10.
Join WJCT and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund for a
special evening to talk about the role of teaching in ensuring all
children receive a high-quality public education. This event is
sponsored by a grant in support of 180 Days: Hartsville, a new
documentary filmed in two elementary schools struggling with new
curriculum standards and maintaining funding, while meeting the
needs of individual students.