- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Duval County is switching to a free online program for elementary math and reading.

Last week a divided Duval School Board agreed to adopt the free online program EngageNY as its main curriculum for math and reading during the next school year. The Florida Times-Union (https://bit.ly/1NgsHQs ) reports the district plans to print out many of the materials for students.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says the online program will result in a $10 million savings over two years.

It will cost some $3.4 million to print the material from EngageNY.

Earlier, board members had agreed with Vitti’s recommendation to spend $13.2 million for new textbooks. Then about 100 Duval teachers, principals and others evaluated EngageNY and their advice swayed the superintendent.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com


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