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Fletcher All Class Reunion Party, May 14

Fletcher All Class Reunion Party, May 14

Join us on May 14, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM for the 5nd Annual Duncan U. Fletcher All-Class Reunion at the Beaches Museum & History Center.  The Museum has expanded on its party this year to include a Street Dance with music, fabulous food by the best local restaurants and cash bar. A special Fletcher Years Exhibit will be on display in the museum to include Fletcher photographs, sports displays, memorabilia and old yearbooks are just a few things you can see that night and during the month of May at the Beaches Museum & History Center.

UNF Presents Four Duval County Teachers 2011 Gladys Prior Awards

UNF Presents Four Duval County Teachers 2011 Gladys Prior Awards

Four Jacksonville teachers were surprised today as winners of the 2011 Gladys Prior Awards for Teaching Excellence. These awards, administered by the University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), were established in 1998 by Gilchrist Berg, founder and president of Water Street Capital, a Jacksonville investment firm. Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the COEHS at UNF, presented each winner $15,000. To date, Berg has given 56 teachers more than $680,000.

Save Duval Schools Works to Raise Public Awareness About Impacts of Planned Education Budget Cuts

During the next few days, Jacksonville citizens will learn that draconian state education funding cuts -- once considered only a threat or bargaining position -- are now real.  Duval schools are facing more than $90 million of funding reductions in next year’s budget, this after five consecutive years of funding cuts.

UNF Model UN Team Among First-Place Winners at National Competition

The University of North Florida Model UN team took first place among more than 200 teams from universities all around the world at the Model United Nations Conference recently held in New York City.

"Drumline Buddies!" Brings Music to Local School

Students from Jacksonville Country Day School's Orff ensemble will team with fifth graders from Susie B. Tolbert Elementary for "Drumline Buddies!" on Wednesday, April 27. The students will rehearse with professional musicians in the morning, then perform before an audience in the afternoon.

The Foundation Academy Presents Spring Musical 'Godspell'

The Foundation Academy Presents Spring Musical 'Godspell'

On April 29, The Foundation Academy will open it's spring musical Godspell! Stephen Schwartz's groundbreaking musical is a favorite for theater lovers of all ages, and students at TFA are very excited to perform it in their unique Blackbox theater. Shows run April 29, 30 and May 6, 7 at 8pm and May 8 at 2pm.  Call (904) 241-3515 for reservations.

More information available at www.foundationacademy.com

Duval School Board Holds Final Public Meeting on Proposed Budget Cuts

Duval School Board Holds Final Public Meeting on Proposed Budget Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County Board of Education held its final meeting to allow the public to voice its opinion about proposed budget cuts.

Monday night's meeting, held at Ed White High School, drew another large crowd.

Audience members had the opportunity to weigh in on the potential solutions to close the county's budget hole of more than $75 million: a four-day school week, furloughing teachers, or cutting sports, art and/or music from schools.

Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals said he doesn't have an exact time table for a vote on the matter.
    
He wants to tally all of the public comments and suggestions, first, but Pratt-Dannals did say it would be soon.