Duval County Public Schools’ Principal Wins $10,000 Award

Todd Simpson, principal of Reynolds Lane Elementary School, has been selected as the winner of the $10,000 Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award presented by the Council for Educational Change. The award, which recognizes exceptional school leadership, is presented annually to an outstanding Florida school principal selected from a list of nominees from throughout the state.

UNF to Host Camp Composition: Florida Writes!

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services will host Camp Composition: Florida Writes!, a writing camp to aid fourth through eighth graders to become better FCAT and lifelong writers, from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 22, and running through Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Room 1100A on the UNF campus.

Duval County Public Schools Week of Wellness

The Duval County Public Schools’ Wellness Program is featuring its Week of Wellness to increase health awareness, promote positive lifestyles, decrease the risk of disease and enhance the quality of life of employees and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project Announces Scholarship

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship and essay contest for high school seniors. The scholarship is open to public, private, and home schooled students in the Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. John’s Counties in Florida.

Students are being asked to submit a 500 word essay answering the question, “Why is it important to honor our Veterans?” Deadline for the essay is February 21, 2011.  A panel of judges will then honor the top essay from each county with a $1,000 scholarship award which winners can use at any college, technical school or university nationwide.

Duval Schools Have New 'Principal for a Day'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Back in my day, school sure was different."

Local community and business leaders throughout Jacksonville will be able to find out just how different things are today when they become Principal for a Day.

Monday, Duval County Public Schools are inviting the members of the private sector into the schools to show them how the schools today are run, and what role school leadership plays.

The hope is that fostering a closer relationship between schools and the community will translate into better performance from students.


Search for the Most Innovative "Green" Office Product

With a goal of searching worldwide for the next great idea for environmentally preferable office products, Staples is giving Jacksonville-area college students an opportunity to compete for a $25,000 grand prize if they submit a 1,000 word description of their idea by Dec. 23, 2010.

Community Conversation About School Reform in Jacksonville

As a follow-up to the recent release of education-reform documentary Waiting for Superman, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is hosting a panel discussion with education leaders, followed by a community conversation to identify education reform priorities for the city.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference center of the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street.