Words of wisdom from the 2021 Duval County Teacher of the Year: 'We turned 2020 into the best of times'

2/8/2021

Jim Schmitt, who teaches global perspectives and history at Mandarin High School, is the 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. Here is his message.

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Jim Schmitt of Mandarin High is 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

Mr. Schmitt was announced as the winner live on WJXT/Channel 4 at the 30th Annual EDDY Awards.

1/27/2021

Schmitt teaches U.S. History and Global Perspectives, inspiring his students to become ‘world citizens.’

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EDDY Awards 2021: Top five finalists interviewed on WJXT/Channel 4 Morning Show

The five teachers who are finalists for 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year talked about their work and sources of inspiration as teachers.

1/25/2021

WJXT/Channel 4 is the media sponsor for the EDDY Awards, bringing the the program to viewers live all across the county on Jan. 27 at 12:30 PM.

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2021 Legislative Session: DCPS platform explained

Looking ahead to the spring session: What's at stake for schools?

1/11/2021

The big picture of this year's lawmaking session is COVID, COVID, COVID.

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Taking a 'beat' for teachers: JPEF Teacher Leadership Initiative creates space for reflection

JPEF's Teacher Leadership Initiative is helping teachers develop their leadership skills - and take a moment to reflect on their own well-being.

1/11/2021

How are teachers feeling in this moment?

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Upcoming Event

Applications Due for the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

  • Date: Sunday, Feb 21, 2021
  • Time: 11:59PM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Online Application
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2020 Annual report cover

2020 Annual Report

Read about the impact you made by investing in the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2018-2019.