Jaguars Assistant Coach Hosts Free Football Camp for Area High Schoolers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen is hosting a free two-day football camp for high school football offensive and defensive linemen this week.

The camp is being held on Monday and Tuesday at Atlantic Coast High School.  Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio spoke to the campers on Monday evening, and a few other professional and college coaches are on hand to help with the camp.  There are some former NFL players at the camp as well.

Cullen is in his second season with the Jaguars.  This is the first time he has hosted a free football camp in Jacksonville.  He spent three years with the Lions in Detroit, and that's where started hosting his "Big Men Camp."

During the 2010 season, the Jaguars defense got 26 sacks compared to 14 the year before. 

Jacksonville Country Day School 6th Grade Class of 2005 Produces TWO Valedictorians


When a class graduates from elementary school, many of the students will go on to highly successful secondary school careers. Potentially one of those students could eventually become valedictorian when he or she finally becomes a high school senior.

Duval County Public Schools' Provides Breakfast and Lunch This Summer to Children Under 18

Duval County Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June, July and August.

Transportation Cuts for 5,000 DCPS Students in the Works

Transportation Cuts for 5,000 DCPS Students in the Works

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Within four years, Duval County Public Schools are considering cutting transportation to all secondary Magnet schools.

Parents of the first 5,000 students affected say it's not fair to working parents.

One of those parents is single mom, Charlene West.

"He's a good student because I made sure he went to good schools that were going to teach him," West says of her son, A.J. Mitchell. "I, as a parent, did my part by making sure he did his homework and learned what he was supposed to learn."

Every day after school, Mitchell rides the bus home from Stanton.

While he waits for his single mother Charlene West to get home from work, he does the dishes and his homework.

Stanton is one of the seven Magnet schools potentially losing transportation.

According to a letter sent home with students, James Weldon Johnson, Landon, Darnell-Cookman, Kirby Smith, Lavilla, and Paxon are also on the list.

JPEF Releases Report on Reading Proficiency in Duval County

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund released a study on the reading proficiency of a cohort of more than 10,000 students over the past ten years Sunday, seeking to investigate the academic trajectories of students based on their third grade reading level.

Duval County Public Schools Launches “Read it Forward Jax”

Duval County Public Schools Launches “Read it Forward Jax”

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) is proud to announce a comprehensive reading initiative aimed at raising the literacy rate of every student inside Duval County public schools. The “Read it Forward Jax” campaign will partner city, business, faith based and non-profit leaders throughout the community to share in helping teach Jacksonville’s children about the importance of reading.

Duval County Public Schools Improve Spring 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grades

The Florida Department of Education has released the results of the Spring 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grades 4-10 Reading and Grades 4-8 Mathematics assessments, as well as the results of the Spring 2011 Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics and Grades 5, 8, and 11 FCAT Science assessments.  Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) has shown improvement in 11 different areas while scores stayed the same in 3 others.