Schools

JPEF Releases Report on Reading Proficiency in Duval County

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund released a study on the reading proficiency of a cohort of more than 10,000 students over the past ten years Sunday, seeking to investigate the academic trajectories of students based on their third grade reading level.

Duval County Public Schools Launches “Read it Forward Jax”

Duval County Public Schools Launches “Read it Forward Jax”

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) is proud to announce a comprehensive reading initiative aimed at raising the literacy rate of every student inside Duval County public schools. The “Read it Forward Jax” campaign will partner city, business, faith based and non-profit leaders throughout the community to share in helping teach Jacksonville’s children about the importance of reading.

Duval County Public Schools Improve Spring 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grades

The Florida Department of Education has released the results of the Spring 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grades 4-10 Reading and Grades 4-8 Mathematics assessments, as well as the results of the Spring 2011 Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics and Grades 5, 8, and 11 FCAT Science assessments.  Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) has shown improvement in 11 different areas while scores stayed the same in 3 others.

Showcase for Duval County Public Schools Programs at Raines, Ribault, Jackson and Northshore

Showcase for Duval County Public Schools Programs at Raines, Ribault, Jackson and Northshore

Showcase for Duval County Public Schools Programs at Raines, Ribault, Jackson and Northshore this Saturday, June 4.

Duval County School Board Cuts Magnet Transportation, Sends Email to Parents

Duval County School Board Cuts Magnet Transportation, Sends Email to Parents

The School Board has been forced to consider reducing /eliminating secondary Magnet transportation over the next 4 years. We want you to know that these decisions were not made lightly, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have on your family.

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Olympic Spirit Comes to Andrew Robinson Elementary

Each year Duval County Public elementary schools and middle
schools host their Play Day or Field Day events. Andrew Robinson
Elementary is no different. The end of the school year Physical Education
activities at Andrew Robinson Elementary was highlighted by a Play Day
enjoyed by Pre-K to Second grade classes and the first every Track Olympics
for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade students.

Thanks To UNF Students, iPad Rock Show May Be Coming Soon

Thanks To UNF Students, iPad Rock Show May Be Coming Soon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Casey Ayers and Patrick Duffy clearly have the entrepreneurial spirit. The two buddies have collaborated on an invention they hope will catch on with musicians of all skill levels.

"Well we heard musicians playing the instrument apps on the iPad, and these would work great in a live environment," Ayers said, "But if you're going to be moving around on stage you need something to hold it for you."

Ayers graduated from the University of North Florida in 2008 and met up with Duffy while working on a similar project.

They put their heads together again and created an invention that's getting some attention.

"The device itself is an iPad case that not only has straps so you can use both hands, but it also supports itself at an angle so you can operate and use your iPad at the same time," said Duffy, who is in the class of 2013 at UNF.