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We stand with the families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

In order for students to be successful academically, they must feel safe in school. In light of yesterday’s tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, and the other 17 school shootings that have occurred in 2018, the need for policy change at the federal and state levels remains clearly urgent.

 

 

 

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GUEST POST: MLK Day of Service Brings Attention to the Northside, Calls for Jacksonville Pride

On January 15th, our country honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through church sermons, parades, celebratory breakfasts and lunches, crucial conversations, governmental decrees and acts of love and service. I had the privilege of sitting in on a crucial conversation with community residents at the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation.  

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Stephanie Bellino named 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Bellino was named the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 27th Annual EDDY Awards. Bellino, a fifth-grade reading teacher at Garden City Elementary, was selected by a committee of volunteers from nominees from 177 public schools.

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Teacher Feature: Meet KIPP Impact Middle School’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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Teacher Feature: Meet Beauclerc 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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Annual poll shows big support for increase in teacher salary, growth in uncertainty during transition

Duval County residents support significant increases in teacher salary but are uncertain about who is making the decisions at the district level, according to results of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s annual Public Education Perceptions Poll.

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Annual Perceptions Poll shows high support for teachers, including increased compensation

Teachers remain highly valued by Duval County resident according to the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll, which measures community opinion.

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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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