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inBRIEF Issue 7: School Choice

PB7Cover ThumbnailThe landscape of school choice options in public education has been expanding faster than ever. With this expansion has come an unprecedented array of decisions for parents and caregivers to navigate in determining the best type of school for their children.

A new policy brief by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund examines the complex system of school choice in Duval County, and how parents find their way through it.

Join us for the release of Complex Choices: How Parents Navigate School Options in Duval County  -- keep reading to download the report and register for a live webinar!

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Behind the headlines: What the research says about English Language Learners and fluency

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 At 2.53.45 PMThe Florida Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education are at odds over when to start counting test results for students just learning to speak English. So what does the research say about how long it really takes students to become fluent in English?

Keep reading to learn more and download a short white paper on the subject.

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What’s New: Taking a Closer Look at 2014 School Grades

WhatsNew_Growth073114School grades for elementary and middle schools are out for the final time under the current model. This is the final year that the FCAT 2.0 will impact school grades, as next year schools statewide will adopt Common Core standards and Florida Standards Assessments.

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inBRIEF Issue 6: Understanding and Updating School Grades for Florida's Future

PB6 CoverThe Jacksonville Public Education Fund is pleased to announce the release of inBRIEF Issue 6: Understanding and Updating School Grades for Florida's Future.

In this report, we examine Florida's school grading system and make recommendations on ways to modernize the system to make school grades more meaningful and understandable for parents and community members.

Keep reading for more information and to download the report.

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New poll shows broad community support for education improvement

Whats New -December -Poll SnapshotA new poll released today by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund shows broad support in the community for education improvement efforts - both current and potential.

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