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Four Duval County Public Schools Need To Improve Failing Grades

11:02 PM, Aug 1, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The state has established a number of requirements the Duval County Public School District must meet to maintain control of four schools that failed the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.  The schools are North Shore K-8, Ribault, Raines and Andrew Jackson High Schools. 

Monday night, the district hosted two meetings to outline to the community how they are going to improve.

Parent and 1979 Raines graduate Nasseer Muhammad said, "I see a lot of striving, a lot of upward movement of the school."
Muhammad is proud of his son Kahaleel who graduated second in his class this school year. 

The 18-year-old is happy with the education he received at Raines.  He said it has prepared him to fulfill his dream of going to college, Florida A&M.  "The teachers don't really teach you like an 'F' student, they teach you like a top student and push you to strive and do your best."

The district also has to hire a consultant to monitor monthly progress of the failing schools, to make sure they are improving.

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