Duval County Public Schools Receives Grant to Assist Recently-Arrived Immigrant Children | Schools

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Duval County Public Schools Receives Grant to Assist Recently-Arrived Immigrant Children
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Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $505,014.83 from the Florida Department of Education to assist recently-arrived immigrant children and youth in grades K-12.

These funds will be used to provide supplemental high quality instruction to assist these students' transition into American society and to meet the same challenging state academic content and academic achievement that all students are expected to meet.

Specific services to be offered will include acculturation activities, after-school tutoring and homework assistance, marketing and outreach to students and parents, translation services, and consultant services.  Professional development will be conducted for content area teachers to apply teaching strategies that will accommodate immigrant students’ backgrounds, and varying levels of knowledge of American school requirements.

Tutoring at the Center for Language and Culture (CLC) and the ESOL school centers will be offered to assist with language development, academic achievement and an opportunity for students with limited or interrupted formal schooling in their home countries to “catch up.”

DCPS currently serves students from 113 countries, who speak 71 different languages and are enrolled throughout the district in grades K-12.

Duval County Public Schools operates 177 schools and serves approximately 123,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy, and culturally diverse world.

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