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Auditors were overwhelmingly positive about Duval County’s elementary language-arts curriculum after the first phase of their probe, examining the materials’ alignment with state standards.


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Duval County middle-schoolers may start learning language-arts in a new way this fall. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti recommended a new curriculum this week.

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Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is asking the School Board to consider a new middle-school language arts curriculum for next year.

 


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Duval County Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is asking parents to be patient with the district's Common Core-aligned curriculum change.

Vitti entertained parent and community questions at Friday’s “Chat with the Supe” forum at the Beaches Library.


Lindsey Kilbride

Duval Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti held his second "Chat with the Supe" community forum at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church downtown on Wednesday.

Parents had concerns about the new math curriculum, DUVAL Math, also called Eureka, or Engage New York. It requires a deeper look into problem solving, using new methods.

Triniece Patterson has two children in Duval schools. She says she doesn't have enough resources to help her daughter with math at home.  

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Duval County Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti held his “Chat with the Supe” community forum, Monday evening at St. Johns Town Center Barnes & Noble.

Vitti says the chats are a chance to talk to anyone with a concern.

 


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The Duval County school system expects to save around $10 million over the next two years by switching from traditional textbooks to free, online courses for elementary math and reading classes.