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. 

UNF Named Among Top 50 ‘Best Value’ Public Colleges for 2011

The University of North Florida is one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies. UNF was also named “Best Value” public college in 2009 and in 2007.

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.

Florida Board of Education Meeting postponed for Duval County

In a joint decision, Superintendent Pratt-Dannals and Florida Commissioner of Education Smith decided to postpone the meeting to consider Duval County’s Intervene option plans before the State Board of Education, scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2011 until a further date that has yet to be determined.

UNF Hosts Regional STEM Conference Targeting Middle School Girls

UNF Hosts Regional STEM Conference Targeting Middle School Girls

The schools of Engineering and Computing as well as the departments of Physics and Chemistry at the University of North Florida have partnered with other community organizations to sponsor “Expanding Your Horizons North Florida,” a regional conference that encourages young women to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the University Center on the UNF campus.

More Florida Public School Students Succeeding in Advanced Placement Program

The 7th Annual AP® Report to the Nation, released today by the College Board, reports that 22.3 percent of Florida’s public high school class of 2010 completed high school having succeeded on Advanced Placement Program® (AP) Exams — up from 13.5 percent in 2001, and exceeding the national average of 16.9 percent. Additionally, more Florida students from the class of 2010 (33,712) scored 3 or higher on an AP Exam — the score typically needed to qualify for advanced placement in colleges and universities — than even participated in AP nearly a decade ago (24,536).

Author and Renowned Scholar Michael Dyson Speaks at UNF

Author and renowned scholar Michael Eric Dyson will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the University of North Florida’s Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A, next to the Fine Arts Center. He will discuss race and culture.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is in celebration of Black History Month and is presented by the African American Student Union, an agency of UNF’s Student Government.