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.

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.

Two Duval County Public Schools Students Receive National Achievement Scholarships

Two Duval County Public Schools' seniors were among the names of 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

“These students have shown immense dedication and focus to their education and are inspirations to their peers,” said Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, Ed Pratt-Dannals. “This award signifies the commitment they have made to their school work, and I encourage both of them to continue striving to succeed in post-secondary education.”

UNF Students Recycle Over 3,400 Pounds During RecycleMania Competition

UNF Students Recycle Over 3,400 Pounds During RecycleMania Competition

The Environmental Center at the University of North Florida will kick off the start of RecycleMania Monday, Feb. 7, with an inter-residence hall recycling competition in an effort to increase recycling and overall waste reduction on campus.

This is the third consecutive year the University has participated in RecycleMania, an ongoing 10-week friendly competition between colleges and universities nationwide, but it’s the first time the University has had a formal competition between residence halls. The winning residence hall will be rewarded with a party and free showing of the environmental documentary “No Impact Man.”

JU Masters in Marine Science to Start in Fall of 2011

Jacksonville University is proud to announce our new Master of Science in Marine Science and Master of Arts in Marine Science (MS/MA) degree programs that are opening this fall. Each program is designed to provide its graduates with the specific knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a variety of marine-related positions in industry, government and education, as well as, for entry into doctoral marine science programs.

Duval County School Board Recognitions

During the presentation portion of the monthly meeting of the Duval County School Board, Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals and Board members recognized teachers, volunteers, a community partner and business partners for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Duval County Public Schools:

First Coast High School NJROTC Volunteers at Mud Run

On Saturday, March 26, 2011, 23 NJROTC Cadets volunteered as "safety observers" during the Mud Run (over six-miles), raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The event was held at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, and the Cadets spent about six -hours ensuring the over 300 participants safely negotiated the 32 obstacles on the course.