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TODAY: Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

TODAY: Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

The Save Our Sports In Duval County Campaign is designed to raise the funds needed to re-implement the high school sports that have been cut due to budget constraints by the Duval County Public School (DCPS) system for the next school year.

On June 29, Sports Talk Radio 1010XL in partnership with DCPS, and several local sports organizations will be holding a telethon to solicit donations to save the twelve high school sports that have been cut - boys and girls junior varsity soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls golf, wrestling, and slow pitch softball. 

If you'd like to donate, please call (904) 647-5418

Introducing The Friends of Northwest Jacksonville Schools

On Tuesday, June 28th The Friends of Northwest Jacksonville Schools will be uniting with the Duval County School Board as they appeal the decision recently made by The Florida Department of Education concerning the intervene schools – Ribault, Raines, Jackson, and North Shore.

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

‘Save Jax High School Tennis’ Fundraiser Features Clinics and Pros

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

Reading, Literacy and Comprehension

Reading, Literacy and Comprehension

Many minority students consistently struggle academically;
one of the CORE areas is in reading, literacy and comprehension.
Steps have been put in place to evaluate, assess and implement
programs that help not just minority students but all students to
get on grade level and stay on grade level in reading.

The initiative to promote reading and raising literacy rates of
students in Duval County Public Schools is another program
directed at assisting students to read on grade level. Programs
implemented in a time of budgetary shortfalls when cuts are
being made to education is an important signal that no matter
the economic climate education is still a primary focus. The
emphasis on reading, literacy and comprehension cannot be
lacking of support. Reading, literacy and comprehension are

Three Duval County High Schools were Recognized by Newsweek Magazine as Top Public High Schools

Three Duval County schools have been recognized as America's top public high schools by Newsweek Magazine, with one of the schools placing in the top five. Newsweek Magazine has been ranking high schools and creating this list for more than 10 years.

Save Our Sports in Duval County Telethon

The Save Our Sports In Duval County Campaign is designed to raise the funds needed to re-implement the high school sports that have been cut due to budget constraints by the Duval County Public School (DCPS) system for the next school year.

FCAT Scores in; 4 Failing Schools Likely to Stay on Intervene List

FCAT Scores in; 4 Failing Schools Likely to Stay on Intervene List

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval school district's four intervene schools likely will remain failing schools based on the FCAT scores released today.

North Shore K-8 received a D and the other three, Ribault, Raines and Andrew Jackson high schools, got Fs on the FCAT. Because of the grades, the schools likely will not meet the intervene exit standards set by the state. 

The schools have not received their school grades for this year yet.  For the high schools the FCAT scores count for half the school grade and other factors such as enrollment in advanced placement courses make up the remaining fifty percent.

In 2010, North Shore K-8 was an F school and the three high schools were D schools.

Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals addressed the media at 12:30 p.m. today at Duval County Public Schools' in Jacksonville.