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New graduation rates show DCPS outpaces Big 7 school districts when it comes to graduation rates

Florida released public school graduation rates yesterday, and the news is positive in Duval County.

 

 

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Five finalists announced for 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five exceptional public school educators were named finalists for the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today. 

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Semifinalists named for Teacher of the Year Award to receive new Florida Blue Professional Learning Scholarships

Fifteen outstanding public school teachers last week were named semifinalists for the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. This year, Florida Blue has generously provided a new $1,000 Professional Learning Scholarship for each semifinalist.

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Florida Blue Provides Scholarships to 2018 Duval County Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

Great teachers work tirelessly to prepare each and every one of their students to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. Duval County schools are filled with these incredible teachers, and we are excited to celebrate and honor the amazing teaching and learning occurring in their classrooms.  

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GUEST POST: Community gathers at Public Forum to discuss high-quality education in Duval

When our community comes together to support public education, we all win. On Monday, more than 100 community members attended the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s Public Forum to discuss greatness--what makes a teacher, school leader or school great? And how can teachers, school leaders and parents or caregivers help students succeed?

 

 

 

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Teacher Feature: Meet Atlantic Beach Elementary’s Teacher of the Year!

Great teachers work tirelessly to ensure each and every student in our city is prepared to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to honor the amazing teaching and learning that is happening in Duval County through the Teacher of the Year program.

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Duval's school-level Teachers of the Year share what they want in next superintendent

Our community has a shared obligation to work toward a brighter future for our city. By listening to the voices of our teachers and their thoughts on the superintendent search process, we demonstrate our commitment to making Jacksonville a city where all students can receive the knowledge and skills to become responsible, contributing citizens.

 

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Teacher Feature: Meet Oceanway Middle’s Teacher of the Year!

Great teachers work tirelessly to ensure each and every student in our city is prepared to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to honor the amazing teaching and learning that is happening in Duval County through the Teacher of the Year program.

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2017 Florida Teacher of the Year inspires, empowers Duval teachers

Based on my experiences as an educator, I believe that having a great teacher is the single most important factor in student success. Quality public education produces the best opportunities for students to reach their goals and become meaningful contributors to our city. 

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School board discusses options for three turnaround schools

UPDATED on 11-17-2017

The school board has made the recommendation for the three turnaround schools--Matthew Gilbert, Northwestern, and Lake Forest--to contract with an outside entity to operate the school, which includes the option for a district-managed charter school, if they do not receive a "C" for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Dr. Willis reported that each of these schools is within four (4) percentage points of attaining a "C" grade. The board must select an external operator and vote on a contract by January 31, 2018. 

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