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DCPS selects interim superintendent

The Duval County School Board today selected former deputy superintendent Dr. Patricia S. Willis to serve as interim superintendent by a 6-0 vote.

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Duval County School Board Votes on Interim Candidates for Superintendent

Duval County Public School Board members convened a meeting yesterday to discuss the process for naming an interim Superintendent to replace Dr. Nikolai Vitti. Dr.Vitti’s last day will be May 21. 

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New research paper looks at the vital role of the superintendency in today's context

Improving outcomes for Duval’s public school students means a brighter and more vibrant future for our city. And a strong leader for our public school system is a vital component of that. 

This Issue Review examines the last Duval superintendent search conducted in 2012 and also explores some best practices employed across the U.S. that could help the Duval County School Board as they work to appoint a successor. 

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Vitti offered superintendency in Detroit

This evening, the Detroit Public Schools Community District voted to offer the job as their superintendent to Dr. Nikolai Vitti.

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ONE by ONE Convention provides platform for student leaders

Hundreds are expected at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s ONE by ONE Convention on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. This year’s theme is “Students at the Center of the Conversation,” and the event will focus on the importance of listening to students in the work to improve public education. Attendance is free and open to the public but advance registration is required at jaxpef.org/convention.

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What makes a positive school culture?

Assuring that all children are educated in a positive school environment, giving them the best chance to succeed in life, should be our top priority. So what makes for a positive school environment?

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ONE by ONE: Students at the center of decision-making conversations

Giving students a strong start in life gives our city a strong start toward becoming all that it can be. We will be hosting our annual ONE by ONE Convention: Students at the Center of the ConversationSaturday, May 6. This year, Convention will focus on the culmination of the work we have been doing around Student Voice and the importance of placing students at the center of school improvement strategies and policy discussions.

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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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