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Duval County Public School teacher awarded $1,000 Community First Innovation Prize

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2016 —The Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Community First Credit Union, announces the recipient of the Community First Innovation Prize honoring creativity and innovation in classroom instruction in Duval County. Susan Burns will be honored with the Innovation Prize at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s 26th Annual EDDY Awards in February.

Jax Shines unveils new action plan to improve quality of Afterschool and Summer Learning programs

Our world is changing. Preparing students for the workforce requires more emphasis on critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration and applied knowledge in real-world settings. Afterschool and summer learning programs can provide the time and experiences for children to develop these vital skills that are proven to improve academic performance, school attendance, health, wellness and behavior.