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Learning Disabilities Conference Offers Information and Research from Experts in the Field

?The 48th International Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) will be held in Jacksonville, FL, February 23-26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel.  The LDA conference is the largest in the country focusing on all aspects of learning disabilities.  

FREE Day at MOSH!

Parents looking for ways to stretch a dollar in this challenging economy are in luck.  On Saturday, February 5, the Museum of Science & History will partner with St. Johns River Water Management District and the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board to host the annual Water Education Festival, a free admission day. 

Register Now for the Daddy Daughter Dance Feb. 5, 2011

Once again, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s is hosting another Daddy Daughter Dance in the spring on February 5, 2011. This remarkable event has been a great success for many years and has become a growing tradition in the Jacksonville area.

Scot Ackerman, M.D., Announces Winners of “Good Deed” Contest

For the second year in a row, Scot Ackerman, M.D., sent the message that good deeds should be acknowledged and rewarded. His “Students Who Care” contest sponsored by First Coast Oncology (FCO) honored two local students for going above and beyond and giving back to their local community.

“Every day, good deeds go unnoticed and often unrewarded,” said Dr. Ackerman, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director of First Coast Oncology. “I believe complimenting a job well done often prompts even more positive action. That’s why we began the contest in 2009.” Olivia Musselwhite of Jacksonville and Grant Randa of Fernandina Beach, FL were honored in 2009. Musselwhite was a Bolles student and Randa is home-schooled.

The response has been overwhelming and FCO would like to congratulate all entrants on their wonderful good deeds.  “We are fortunate to have such a large community of students who care,” said Dr. Ackerman.

Duval County Public Schools Provides Winter Packets for Continued Learning over the Holiday Break

Duval County Public Schools Provides Winter Packets for Continued Learning over the Holiday Break

Duval County Public Schools is providing winter packets to the community to continue enriching the academic success of all students.

All K-12 students, parents and community members are encouraged to log onto www.duvalschools.org and print out grade appropriate materials for students during the winter break. Math, reading and science worksheets are available, as well as links to online assistance for all students.

Duval County Public Schools, the nation's 21st largest school district, 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.

10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

 10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

Obesity-Related Health Problems in Kids: Obese teens are 16 times more likely to become severely obese in adulthood compared with those who are normal weight or overweight. It’s vital that parents do all they can to help kids reach and maintain a healthy weight. It’s not just about their future – it’s about their right now.

Jacksonville Country Day School Holiday Sports Camp

Jacksonville Country Day School is hosting a holiday sports camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade during the winter break from school. The camp is open to children throughout the Jacksonville community.