Walmart Foundation will provide summer learning and meals for middle school students


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools was recently awarded the District Summer Learning Initiative grant through the Walmart Foundation in the amount of $750,000 over two years to serve 800 youth in the 2012 Superintendent’s Summer Academy Programs. At a time when school districts around the country are curtailing summer learning programs in response to budget cuts, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) received a $4 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to provide more than 7,000 summer learning opportunities for middle school students.

Duval County School Board Hosts Community Meetings on Superintendent Search

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval County School Board will be talking with the community about the ongoing search for a new Superintendent.

Duval County public schools belong to the citizens of Jacksonville.  As such, Duval County School Board members want extensive citizen and employee involvement in selecting the next Superintendent. 

Below is a schedule of the meetings.  Parents and community members are encouraged to attend to provide additional information that will help determine the qualities desired in a new Superintendent.

All meetings begin at 6 p.m. see below. Dates and locations are:  

People of Color: Attend Conferences of Technology

People of Color: Attend Conferences of Technology

Blogging While Brown 2012 (Philadelphia) Technology Bar Camp 2012 (Orlando) WordCamp (Orlando) and other Social Media  Technology Conferences are powerful experiences to the diverse world of Social Media / Technology and the integration of technology. More People of Color need to be involved in attending, presenting and organizing technology directed conferences, seminars, summits and workshops.

Parents Beware of Cyber Sexing of Children

 Parents should be concerned with their children’s online activities this summer while school is out; especially when they are alone or with friends surfing the web on Social Media sites. I’m concerned as a teacher when I hear boys and girlsin elementary school talking about their Facebookfriends and the discussions they have online while chatting,sharing information, pictures and videos. Their chats range from events at school to communityhappenings, family situations and interacting with theironline and offline friends. The disturbing part is hearing10,11, 12, 13 year old boys and girls not even old enoughto drive talk about adult content, using profanity andsexual situations. 

Man Up for Health Summit

Man Up for Health Summit

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A Summit for Boys & Men that encourages healthy lifestyles and healthy choices in diet, sexual relationships,
drug use and exercise. The Healthy Jacksonville Men’s Health Coalition, Inc, will present a program that recognizes the health disparities of men and boys as they mature.

Duval County Public Schools Launches iBook


Jacksonville, FL –Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) recently developed and launched its own iBook that can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store. iBooks is an e-book application developed by Apple that allows individuals to download books to read on their Apple iPad. DCPS is the first known k-12 institution to utilize this resource and offer this tool to parents, students and the community.

Teachers Town Hall in Florida

Teachers Town Hall in Florida

Teachers Town Hall in Florida

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The recent writing scores for the Florida FCAT – Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test shows that when you change the rules and don’t include the professionals in the management and development of assessment tools children suffer. This is why the Teacher Town Hall at WJCT is an important event and more teachers,
administrators should be involved. The recorded Teacher Town Hall was shown on WJCT Public Broadcasting at 9pm on May 24th