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Overcoming Barriers to English Language Learning and Academic Achievement

Overcoming Barriers to English Language Learning and Academic Achievement

Language learning is probably one of the most difficult skills to master. It is compounded by the simultaneous learning of academic content. It is through the English language that Florida’s over 200,000 ELLs must achieve mastery of the academic standards as outlined by the Florida Department of Education. In addition, there are a large number of English Language Institutes (ELIs) and community colleges that prepare students to meet the challenges of a higher education curriculum.

Cross Country Teams Hope to Outrun Proposed Budget Cuts

Cross Country Teams Hope to Outrun Proposed Budget Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Baldwin has a small cross country team.  It's only got seven runners, but what they lack in numbers, they make up for in heart, especially 13-year-old Matthew Taylor.

"It just keeps me calm, and fired up and it just keeps me going and going and going," said Taylor.

The 7th grader has cerebral palsy, and only started running cross country this season. But his passion for the sport in undeniable.

"Why take my fun and enjoyment and passion away from me?" asked Taylor.

Taylor was one of more than 200 hundred students out to run in protest of the proposed cuts to athletics in Duval County.

"Once I heard about it, I was devastated. I was upset," said Taylor.
 
"When he first heard of the news that they were going to cut cros country he was devastated, and he was ready to fight at that point," said Baldwin Cross Country Coach Tim Young.

Duval County 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Math Scores Show Marked Improvement

The Florida Department of Education has released the 2011 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) results for grade three reading and mathematics. For the fifth straight year Duval County Public Schools’ grade three math scores continue to improve. This year’s math scores are a full five points over the state average.

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus
Nearly 50 graduating students from Ribault and Lee high schools have finished their Associate degree requirements from Florida State College at Jacksonville before they get handed their high school diplomas--10 from Ribault and 37 from Lee.

Duval County Public Schools' Students Receive College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

 

Eight Duval County Public Schools students were among the more than 2,900 winners of National Merit Scholarships announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). These scholarships are financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

Tennis Advocates Plan Rally to Save Duval County Public Schools High School Tennis

Tennis Advocates Plan Rally to Save Duval County Public Schools High School Tennis

In the wake of the Duval County School Board announcing that boys' and girls' high school tennis is being placed on the tentative "cut" list for an upcoming School Board vote, Jacksonville tennis advocates are coming out in full force, organizing writing campaigns and urging tennis supporters to attend the next School Board meeting that is open to the public on June 13, 2011, when a vote on the matter will take place.

Five Duval County High Schools were Recognized as Top Public High Schools in the Country

Five Duval County schools have been recognized as America's top public high schools in The High School Challenge, by The Washington Post, with two of the schools placing in the top 20.