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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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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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inBRIEF Spring 2013: "Patching the Pipeline: Addressing Teacher Satisfaction and Retention"

PB5 Image CoverIn "PATCHING THE PIPELINE: Addressing Teacher Satisfaction and Retention in Duval County," we look at the last five cohorts of new teachers in Duval County Public Schools, and conduct a survey of all teachers in the district to get their opinions about a wide variety of different factors.

Keep reading to download this new report detailing the turnover among new teachers in Duval County Public Schools - half leave in the first five years - and raising the voices of teachers themselves about what factors keep them in the classroom.

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What's new on School Facts Jax: Public opinion on education in Jacksonville

Whats -New -Mar 2013UNFStudyA recent poll by the University of North Florida shows that education continues to be a top concern for people living in Jacksonville.

Check out this new, interactive graphic on School Facts Jax looking at our community's views on education, funding for schools and other indicators

Go straight to the data.

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