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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Duval County Public Schools was recently awarded the District Summer Learning Initiative grant through the Walmart Foundation in the amount of $750,000 over two years to serve 800 youth in the 2012 Superintendent’s Summer Academy Programs. At a time when school districts around the country are curtailing summer learning programs in response to budget cuts, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) received a $4 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to provide more than 7,000 summer learning opportunities for middle school students.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Duval County School Board will be talking with the community about the ongoing search for a new Superintendent.
Duval County public schools belong to the citizens of Jacksonville. As such, Duval County School Board members want extensive citizen and employee involvement in selecting the next Superintendent.
Below is a schedule of the meetings. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend to provide additional information that will help determine the qualities desired in a new Superintendent. see below. Dates and locations are:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Students in Lynette Smiley’s classroom love their teachers.
The 8 year teaching veteran credits success in her classroom to team teaching with Ms. Angela Vaesa.
“We really feed off each other and work well together,
” Smiley said. “She’s a very positive teacher.”
“They’re awesome, like if Ms. Vaesa’s teaching, Ms. Smiley will come in and she’ll think of something and she’ll have like a connection to what Ms. Vaesa’s teaching,” said student Ashlin Green.
Smiley is very involved in the school, with an extensive list of extras like offering homework assistance twice a week. She also works with safety patrols and the leadership team.
Smiley said “love” sums up her personal teaching philosophy.
“A lot of these kids don’t get a lot of love,” Smiley said. “I feel like if you can incorporate love into your classroom as much as possible, then these kids will want to learn for you, they’ll want to be here.”