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Duval County's graduation rate is up

Duval SFJGrad RateMore Duval County students graduated in 2014, according to new data from the Florida Department of Education. Duval County's graduation rate improved to 74 percent.

Keep reading for new data posted throughout the day.

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Summer learning programs shown to help students in math

Duval County Public Schools' results are part of a six-year study of summer learning programs in five urban areas.  The study is the most comprehensive and scientific research on summer learning to date.

Keep reading to learn more about the findings.

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2014 Public Education Perceptions Poll: Strong support for standards, but confusion about accountability

PropertyTaxOur new public opinion poll shows that Duval County residents support a broad range of current and potential initiatives to improve public education, and the district's leadership team continues to earn confidence in the community.

Keep reading to download the poll and see interactive visualizations of the results.

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Welcome JPEF's new team members!

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund would like to introduce our newest team members. They all bring a different perspective and great expertise in their new roles with our organization. We're glad to have Lauren, Megan and Maureen on the JPEF team as we continue to move public education forward.

Continue reading to learn more about our new team members.

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New “Earn Up” Collaborative to Increase Degrees to 60%

Earlier this week, regional business and education leaders stood shoulder to shoulder to announce their commitment to a bold goal - that 60% of adults in the Northeast Florida region will have high quality training certificates or college degrees by 2025. Currently, only 36% do, ranking our area 72nd among the 100-most populated metro areas in the country.

Continue reading to learn more about "Earn Up."

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