6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking Rally Today in Jacksonville

6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking  Rally Today in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Students from all of Duval county's public high schools are participating in the Stop Teenage Underage Drinking (S.T.U.D.) Rally.

The event addresses issues relating to underage drinking and lifestyle choices that teens face on a daily basis.

The S.T.U.D. Rally begins at 7 A.M. at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium.

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

Athletics in Duval County Schools Could be Gone Due to Budget Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Education budget cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott will likely mean the end of sports of any kind in Duval County Schools, according to the chairman of the Duval County School Board.

First Coast News reported two weeks ago that athletic programs were on the table for possible budget cuts as a result of pending legislation.

W.C. Gentry told First Coast News if all the state budget cuts being proposed are made, it is a virtual certainty the upcoming school year will be without sports.

"We cannot right now, looking at the budget, we cannot get there and keep our education system intact without virtually eliminating all extracurricular activities" said Gentry. "There is no money to do anything other than what the state mandates and  what we have to do to maintain accreditation, so that is where we stand."

Duval County Public Schools’ History Fair Winners Selected

More than 230 students representing 18 Duval County middle and high schools and charter schools recently participated in the 25th annual Duval County History Fair at Atlantic Coast High School. 

JU’s MSRI Earns Gold-level LEED Certification

Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI) proudly announces that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ® Gold certification status. The achievement will be celebrated with the unveiling of the official plaque on Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at the MSRI.

Magnet Application Deadline is February 28

The deadline to submit a magnet application for the 2011-2012 school year is quickly approaching. The Duval County Public Schools Magnet Programs Office is accepting applications through Monday, February 28, 2011. 

JU to Host Florida Renewable Energy Tour Feb. 24

Jacksonville University will welcome The Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE) on their next tour stop on Thursday, Feb. 24. During the day, the tour will consist of visits to various renewable energy and energy efficient installations in the area. JU will host a Town Hall event in the Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI) on campus that evening including local and state legislators, as well as industry experts and featuring discussions about advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency in Florida.

Rally to Stop the Cuts to Public Education

Save Duval Schools, the Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs, and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund are sponsoring a Rally on President’s Day, Monday, February 21, 2011 to highlight the effects the proposed cuts to Florida’s education budget would have on Duval County Public Schools.  The Boards of these organizations invite the community to join us as we send a strong message to Tallahassee that we will not accept these drastic and unnecessary cuts to our children’s public schools.