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  • 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 Support for Students

    Our OST Community Partners provide regularly scheduled, structured and supervised enrichment and academic services to our students. Students have the opportunity to participate in before & afterschool programs, expanded learning opportunities and summer camps.

    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 businesses 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 Corey Wright.


    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. 


    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. 

    Christina Knopf, Director

    Research, Evaluation & Data
    Building B, 2nd Floor
    4037 Boulevard Center Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Phone: 904-390-2976