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Teachers Town Hall in Florida

Teachers Town Hall in Florida

Teachers Town Hall in Florida

Video Showing: http://www.wjct.tv/video/2237564192/

The recent writing scores for the Florida FCAT – Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test shows that when you change the rules and don’t include the professionals in the management and development of assessment tools children suffer. This is why the Teacher Town Hall at WJCT is an important event and more teachers,
administrators should be involved. The recorded Teacher Town Hall was shown on WJCT Public Broadcasting at 9pm on May 24th  http://wjct.org/americangraduate/

DA Mentoring with Song and Dance

DA Mentoring with Song and Dance

Pictures can be found at: http://photobucket.com/daare

Traditional methods of mentoring do not always apply to encouraging and empowering youth. Sometimes creativity and ingenuity are required to influence and reach young minds. In this age of high tech, high speed, multitasking, academic benchmarks and assessment standards new ways are needed to reach children to influence academic success and social behaviors.

May 24th Teacher Town Hall on WJCT

May 24th Teacher Town Hall on WJCT

The recorded Teacher Town Hall will be shown tonight on WJCT Public Broadcasting at 9pm http://wjct.org/americangraduate/

Jacksonville University receives $1.9 million Trio Upward Bound grant

Jacksonville University receives $1.9 million Trio Upward Bound grant

In one of the most competitive grant seasons in the history of federal Trio programs for disadvantaged students, Jacksonville University has received $1.9 million to continue its Upward Bound program another five years for students at five area high schools.

We Remember Raines Documentary

We Remember Raines Documentary

We Remember Raines Documentary

Nonprofits partnership to offer a screening of the documentary “We Remember Raines” and host a ONE by ONE community conversation about education.

A great free event happening this Friday, May 18th at the Ritz Theatre at 6pm in the evening. Families, Alumni, the Jacksonville community is invited. Educators are encouraged to attend.

Support the Arts in Schools & Communities

Support the Arts in Schools & Communities

Support the Arts in Schools & Communities                         

by William Jackson and Cheryl Williams
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and music appreciation is in the ear of the listener. The Arts play a key role in developing talents, abilities, skills and providing a canvas for youth, teens and young adults to display their many blessings that enhance our world.

Jacksonville University graduates first class in lauded MFA in Choreography program

Jacksonville University graduates first class in lauded MFA in Choreography program

When they made their way across the stage May 5 to receive their diplomas, these Jacksonville University graduates made a little history, too.

They were part of the first graduating class of JU’s prestigious MFA in Choreography program, one of only a handful nationwide whose low-residency approach lets mid-career artists continue their professional lives while advancing their knowledge in performance and choreography.

“This program expanded my mind and perspective in terms of thinking about my career and potential,” said an excited Michelle Grant Murray, one of 10 graduates of the program, who teaches dance in Miami and has directed shows as far away as Japan. “It gave me the opportunity to meet new people and go to new places. It’s amazing, the amount of freedom to explore your processes without having everything superimposed on you.”