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Duval County Superintendent finalist for superintendent position in Detroit

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools has been selected as a finalist for a superintendent position in Detroit. 

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Jacksonville Teacher Residency participants organize 2017 STEM Carnival for AmeriCorps Week of Service

For our city to become all that we know it can be, we must ensure that all of our children have the opportunity to learn and develop. Great public school teachers make the difference when it comes to preparing our city’s children for success. Recently, more than 60 students were given the opportunity to participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Carnival organized by AmeriCorps Jacksonville Teacher Residency participants at Andrew Jackson High School as part of AmeriCorps Week of Service. 

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DCPS teachers brainstorm actions to encourage and retain teacher leaders

Giving our children a strong head start in life gives our city a strong start to be all that we know it can be. It all starts with a high quality public education driven by the best teachers! Read more about what our local teachers are doing to become leaders in their schools. 

 

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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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