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From the Florida-Times Union: winner's mantra is "seize the day"

The Florida-Times Union published an article about 2019 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year Sarah Pasion.

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In the spotlight: Florida Blue Finalist Nakeisha Tinsley

Florida Blue Finalist Nakeisha Tinsley appeared on Channel 4 this morning to talk about what inspires her as a teacher. Join us tonight at the EDDY Awards. Tickets are available at the door.

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In the spotlight: VyStar Finalist Danisha Love

VyStar Finalist Danisha Love appeared on the Channel 4 Morning Show today to talk about what inspires her as a teacher. Join us at the EDDY Awards this Friday to find out who will be the 2019 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year.

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In the spotlight: Rotary Finalist Sarah Pasion

Rotary Finalist Sarah Pasion appeared on the Channel 4 Morning Show today to talk about what inspires her as a teacher. Join us at the EDDY Awards this Friday to find out who will be the 2019 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year.

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In the spotlight: Deutsche Bank Finalist Rachel Duff

Deutsche Bank Finalist Rachel Duff appeared on the Channel 4 Morning Show today to talk about what inspires her as a teacher. Join us at the EDDY Awards this Friday to find out who will be the 2019 Florida Blue Teacher of the Year.

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This Black History Month, "do something"

This year, UNF's MLK Luncheon featured Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine. JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares her reflections on the remarks of a woman who was a girl when she first took a stand in pursuit of her right to a high-quality public education. 

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In the Spotlight: Wells Fargo Finalist Joshua Diaz

Wells Fargo Finalist Joshua Diaz appeared on the Channel 4 Morning Show today to talk about what inspires him to teach. 

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The facts about common core

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order calling for Florida to spend the next year developing new state curriculum standards. The future of the current Florida Standards is unclear, so we’ll be following the conversation and providing updates to the community as we learn more. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the facts about Florida’s current standards and our beliefs about the process moving forward.

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The final five are teachers of color, and why it matters

One of the most exciting parts of this year’s EDDY Awards is happening behind the scenes: all five finalists for 2019 Duval County Teacher of the Year are teachers of color. A growing body of research shows a variety of positive impacts on students of color when they have the opportunity to learn from teachers who look like them.

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Happy holidays from JPEF

As 2018 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on where we’ve been and where we are going in our efforts to ensure every student in Duval County receives a high-quality public education. This year has marked a hopeful new moment.

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