Quality fund aims to "transform" 36 schools in Florida district

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Monday, August 4, 2014

Over the next two years, new technology will arrive in 36 Duval County schools in the form of faster internet service, laptops for teachers and students, and interactive white boards.

The district is paying for the technology and the teachers, but is getting a lot of help from local donors, who so far have contributed $36 million to the Quality Education for All (QEA), a fund housed in the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, which pays for improvement initiatives in Duval schools.

A key strategy is to pay for better teaching.

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