Everyone benefits when schools and community organizations work together to support learning. Forging meaningful partnerships between schools, community organizations and businesses is one of our top priorities. These partnerships are essential to expand when, where, what and how students learn.
Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs: Data-Driven Supports for Students
Our OST Community Partners provide regularly scheduled, structured and supervised enrichment and academic services to our students. Students have the opportunity participate in before & afterschool programs, expanded learning opportunities and summer camps. If you are interested in becoming one of our OST Community Partners, please contact Brandon Mack, Director of Partnerships & Community Engagement.
The Research, Evaluation and Data Department provides secured student data sharing platforms with community partners for targeting support services, identifying needs and monitoring progress. In addition to secured data sharing, we assist OST programs with measuring program outcomes, identifying school needs and offering training opportunities. Protecting student educational data is important to us. If you have questions about data sharing, please visit The U.S. Department of Education to review FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) information.
CTE Workforce Development
There are a wide range of opportunities for business to give their time, talent, energy and resources. Our business partners provide mentorship, internships, student and employee recognition programs, professional development, workshops, events, career speakers, product donations, funding for building projects, and volunteer opportunities. For more information about building a workforce development pipeline, contact Patrick F. McCabe.
Student Support Services
DCPS Student Support Services Department (SSS) promotes safe and healthy school environments and support social, emotional, behavioral, academic, physical and mental health wellness. For more information about the services provided in our schools, visit the Office of Student Discipline & Support Services.
Educational Research & Grants
Duval County Public Schools support educational research that is relevant to student academic success. Our rigorous application process ensures student data is securely accessed, appropriate background clearance is obtained and the research is valid. We offer predoctoral and postdoctoral educational research opportunities to support the next generation of instructional leaders. Our goal is to address educational needs, monitor the impact of programs and improve the quality of education. For information about research grants, please visit the Grants Department webpage.
Predoctoral educational research in Duval County Public Schools is conducted from August to March during the school year. For more information, contact Saul Bloom at Blooms@duvalschools.org