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Caution for Teachers Who Blog and Facebook

Caution for Teachers Who Blog and Facebook

Words of caution for teachers that Blog and Facebook about their classrooms and student’s, there should be serious consideration on how words are perceived and interpreted. The ability to communicate between teachers and parents is complicated by the limiting of physical access that teachers have with parents, students and the community.

Quality Physical Education Must be Maintained in Duval County Public Schools

Today, the Duval County Public School Board will begin to make recommendations to Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals for the 2011-2012 budget. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association understands the school board is working with the best intentions and  is in an unfortunate financial situation. However, the American Heart Association is concerned increasing the class size in art, music, and PE would greatly reduce the quality of instruction.  In addition, it is possible afterschool sports and activities might be reduced or even eliminated and without afterschool transportation many students with working parents would be unable to participate. Students in the lowest family income brackets would be disproportionately impacted and we know these families are often vulnerable to both high rates of obesity and high dropout rates.

Duval County Magnet Schools to Present at Magnet Schools of America’s National Conference

Five Duval County magnet schools were selected to make presentations at Magnet Schools of America’s 29th National Conference on Magnet Schools, held this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The schools responded to a national call for presentation proposals for break-out sessions. Teachers and principals will have the opportunity to share their knowledge on topics such as, theme integration in magnet schools, innovative instruction and best practices, with more than 1,200 to 1,500 magnet teachers, principals, top level administrators and School Board members from across the nation.

State Recognizes Duval County Public Schools’ Plan for Intervene Schools

The State Board of Education voted unanimously today to support Duval County Public Schools’ plan to allow an educational management organization to oversee the district’s four intervene schools.

JPEF Congratulates Gary Chartrand on Appointment to State Board of Education

Jacksonville Public Education Fund Chair Gary Chartrand was appointed to the Florida State Board of Education by Gov. Rick Scott earlier today. Chartrand, currently the executive chairman of Acosta Sales & Marketing, is a strong business leader and has been actively involved in education reform efforts in Jacksonville.

First Coast 7th Grader Wins National “Eye Witness to History” Contest

In a recent announcement by Current Events Magazine, First Coast 7th grader, Katie Hecht, from Lavilla School of the Arts, was named the grand-prize winner of the 2011 national, “Eye Witness to History” contest for her interview with local, former Lost Boy- of – Sudan, John Kuai.