QEA

DCPS
Cyd Hoskinson

 

More than 250 Duval County Teachers were told they’d be receiving bonuses, but were then notified they didn’t qualify for the extra pay.


Rhema Thompson

For about 127,000 students and 8,000 teachers, Monday morning marked the start a new year and new beginnings in Duval County Public Schools.

It's a year that will be full of many changes: a brand-new statewide assessment; a series of high-profile new districtwide programs--like teacher performance incentives; and widespread technology upgrades.  

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Two candidates vying for the School Board seat in one Duval County’s most challenged districts made their pitch to a lively crowd Tuesday night.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

With the sound of the Andrew Jackson High School band drumming in the background, hundreds of students, parents and teachers packed the Jackson High auditorium Monday night to hear about the multi-million endeavor aimed at transforming their schools.

Marriage equality, Quality Education for All and Dade Correctional Institution are in the headlines today.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

For most of Duval County, school’s out for summer, but for 11 young professionals sitting in a University of North Florida program the lessons are only getting started.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

Quality Education for All, or QEA, is a $50 million effort aimed at improving student achievement in 36 of the area’s toughest schools, and over the last 10 years it's generated nearly $40 million in local private funding. Those behind it call the effort unprecedented, but not yet sustainable.

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Nearly $20 million in private funding has been approved to go toward recruiting and keeping the “best and brightest” educators in Duval County, and even more could be on its way.