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Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back to school already?

Some anxious retailers are jumping the gun to get shoppers' attention extra early. With good reason: Last year consumers spent more than $55 billion on back-to-school shopping, the National Retail Federation says. Many retailers are still nervous about consumer spending in a topsy-turvy economy.

That's one reason why Toys R Us' "Pack to School" sale on backpacks and lunchboxes started as early as July 1 in some parts of the country.

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Duval County Public Schools Launches Web-Based School Locator Tool

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) is pleased to announce an innovative addition to our expanding website capabilities. Using our brand new School Locator software, anyone can log on and find their neighborhood’s assigned elementary, middle or high school.

Duval County to Participate in Major National Project

Students from low-income Jacksonville neighborhoods are taking part in improved summer learning programs this summer as Duval County is one of six school districts nationwide selected to be part of The Wallace Foundation’s national Summer Learning Initiative.

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington, along with Amer Delic, Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

“Save Our Sports” Fundraiser Friday

“Save Our Sports” Fundraiser Friday

LongHorn Steakhouse at Regency is partnering with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) to support district athletics. The restaurant is holding a fundraiser and silent auction on July 8th for “Save Our Sports”.

Jacksonville Teens Receive National Recognition for Local Service

Acknowledging teens’ critical role as the next generation of leaders, Bank of America is providing 230 civic-minded high school juniors and seniors – including five from Jacksonville – with a paid, eight-week summer internship at local nonprofit organizations.  These students, selected as 2011 Bank of America Student Leaders, will gain hands-on experience and learn valuable leadership skills while providing support to nonprofits in critical need of resources. This year alone, the company is investing more than $1 million in the leadership program and has committed more than $8 million since the program’s inception in 2004.

Across The Educational Tracks

Across The Educational Tracks

Going across the tracks to save failing schools and students.

John F. Kennedy said: "A child mis-educated is a child lost." The irony to this for failing schools is that Raines, Ribault, Jackson and North Shore are across the tracks figuratively and literally. Each school is within five (5) miles of each other in the Northwest quadrant of Jacksonville, Florida.