UPDATE: Duval County School Board passes school grades resolution


At their meeting yesterday, the Duval County School Board voted to pass a resolution calling on the state to suspend the issuance of school grades in the 2014-15 school year. You can read the full resolution here.

We agree. After researching school grades for more than a year, we believe that a single-year pause in the grading system would be the best way to ensure that school accountability remains strong.

Check out this op-ped in The Florida Times-Union to see why.

What you can do today to take action

Although school boards across the state are making similar calls, citizen voice is vital. Because this may require action by the Florida Legislature, the best way to make your voice heard is to write a letter to your elected representatives today. Use this easy tool to look up your legislator and get started.

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Want more information and background about this issue? Get the full research and see every update by going to jaxpef.org/SchoolGrades.

Want the quick summary? Click here to download a white paper outlining why a suspension in school grades will actually strengthen the state's accountability system - not weaken it.




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