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School Facts Jax to be featured at SXSWedu 2015!

A few months ago, we asked for your help in sending us to the 2015 South by Southwest Education conference (SXSWedu) to share School Facts Jax with an audience of national education and technology leaders as an example of the innovative efforts happening around community engagement and public education in Jacksonville.  Today, we are thrilled to let you know you did it!


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Faces of transformation: ONE by ONE delegates get first-hand view of Quality Education for All Fund investments

On October 6, about 70 ONE by ONE Delegates and community members met at The Leadership Schools at Eugene J. Butler to learn more about the Quality Education for All (QEA) Fund and to brainstorm ideas about how to get the community involved in this transformation effort. The QEA Fund is an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, in partnership with Duval County Public Schools and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

Continue reading to learn about this transformation effort.

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Gayle Fiser, Darnell-Cookman science teacher, wins the PowerUP Jax Lightning Round!

From September 26 until October 10, community members voted daily among four innovative PowerUP Jax projects through our very first Lightning Round. The PowerUP Jax Lightning Round received more than 1,650 votes and 94 social media shares in total!

Learn more about the Lightning Round winner.

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UPDATE: Duval County School Board passes school grades resolution

The Duval County School Board voted to pass a resolution calling on the state to suspend school grades for one year. We agree - here's why. Plus: What you can do to take action!

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Why the state should suspend school grades for one year

In today's guest op-ed in the Florida Times-Union, we offered support for the growing call to suspend school grades for one year. Keep reading to see why a pause in school grades will actually strengthen the state's accountability system - not weaken it - and what YOU can do to take action.

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