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Valuing teachers key in Quality Education for All Fund's focused strategy

In a press conference today at Rutledge Pearson Elementary, Quality Education for All Fund Advisory Board Chairman Wayne Weaver, Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai P. Vitti and Duval County School Board members announced a portfolio of investments that span a broad range of human capital initiatives. In addition to the recruitment and retention pay incentives, the Quality Education for All Fund investments also include professional development offerings that train promising teachers to become the school leaders of tomorrow, and the recruitment of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors for a medical residency-style new teacher preparation program, among many other programs.

Keep reading to learn more about the investments of the Quality Education for All Fund.

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Discover Duval Schools spotlights Wolfson High School

As an operations member of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund team, I spend most of each day at my desk, working on human resource tasks, accounting questions, and our engagement database.  So, yesterday was a special treat for me: I abandoned my desk and visited Wolfson High School through the Discover Duval Schools program.

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Plan to expand health care coverage for uninsured children

Jacksonville is among 22 cities awarded a planning grant from The National League of Cities to make significant reductions in the numbers of uninsured children. The Jacksonville Children's Commission is administering the grant with support from the Health Planning Council in creating a strategic plan to cut the number of uninsured children in Jacksonville by half.

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PowerUP Jax to be featured at Generation W and One Spark

PowerUP Jax will be featured at Generation W on Friday, April 4 and at One Spark, April 9-13. 

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Open Enrollment proposal put on hold — what's next

At a press conference this morning, Dr. Vitti announced that he is pulling the open enrollment proposal from consideration at tomorrow's school board meeting and putting it on indefinite hold.

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