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Congratulations, Latrece Brown, 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year!

Latrece Brown was named the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year at the 26th Annual EDDY Awards. Brown, a fourth grade math teacher at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary, was selected among five exceptional finalists.

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Latrece Brown named 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year!

Latrece Brown was named the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 26th Annual EDDY Awards. Brown, a fourth grade math and science teacher at Andrew Robinson, was selected by a committee of volunteers from nominees from 173 public schools.

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See all five teacher of the year finalists interviewed on Channel 4

Thanks to WJXT Channel 4 News, all five finalists for 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year were interviewed live last week. Get to know the finalists, and celebrate with us on February 24 when we announce the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.

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Students identify mental health, inclusivity, and community partnerships as priorities at final ONE by ONE: Student Voice event

On a cold, crisp, and clear Saturday morning, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund hosted our third and final ONE by ONE: Student Voice event. The past two events left all of us inspired, challenged and motivated to continue to elevate student voices to inform the work of supporting a high quality public education system. Many districts in our country, including Duval County, are starting to use student voice to help shape their programs. Jacksonville’s students truly deserve to continue to be heard in the same way.

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New poll shows high community and parent confidence in public school teachers

The 2016-2017 Public Education Perceptions Poll is out today! What did we learn? Keep reading to find out and see how you can explore all of the data online.

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It's school choice season — these resources will help you get ready

undefinedIt's January, and that means parents all over Duval County are making plans for where their children — especially rising kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade students — will attend school next year. And with a state law taking effect next school year that creates open enrollment opportunities for all public school students, parents have even more options.

But what do parents and caregivers need to know as they start to decide what school they want their child to attend? Keep reading for some helpful tips from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and the Duval County Council of PTAs.

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Five finalists announced for 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five exceptional public school educators were named finalists for the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today. Keep reading to find out who they are!

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Community Activation: How partnerships between children and adults in the community can create brighter future

We have a shared responsibility to ensure that all of its children have the opportunity to attend high-quality public schools so that they are prepared to contribute to the city’s economic future. The road to achievement is a two-way street—there are both adults and students who can and should be educating each other and working alongside each other to create a continuous improvement feedback loop.

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Behind the Scenes: What’s being done to address student mental health

Jacksonville residents and leaders are recognizing that we all have a shared duty to ensure that all of our city’s children have the opportunity to learn and develop. Mental health has come front stage as an important factor that impacts educational outcomes for students. Find out what's being done behind the scenes to help increase access to mental health services. 

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund presents at Jacksonville Young Democrats’ education roundtable event

Jacksonville Public Education Fund, along with several other organizations, spoke at the roundtable hosted by Jacksonville Young Democrats focused on education reform and collective action. Our community is coming together to make improvements for all people in our city and help keep Jacksonville on track to becoming the great city we know it can be!

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