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Clarke Jacksonville Students Enjoy New Playground

February 27, 2018—Clarke Jacksonville recently hosted a soft grand opening of a new playground! The Clarke Jacksonville team dreamed of renovating the school's wooden playground that was approximately 14 years old. During November 2016, Clarke began actively fundraising for a new and...[More]

Celebrating Cochlear Implant Awareness Day

February 20, 2018—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech will recognize and celebrate Cochlear Implant Awareness Day on February 25. This global initiative celebrates technology that maximizes access to sound.[More]

Mainstream Summer Camp Opportunity for Students

February 1, 2018—During summer 2018, for the second year, the Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp in Claryville, NY, and Clarke will provide programming for campers ages 8-15 who are deaf or hard of hearing ensuring their experience is rich and rewarding. Frost Valley is a pioneer in...[More]

39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss: Call for Proposals Now Open

January 12, 2018—Clarke Mainstream Services is requesting proposals for the 39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss. This year’s conference will once again include a full line-up of educational workshops and inspiring keynote speakers and will be held on...[More]

December 9, 2017

News Story About Educating Children with Hearing Loss Wins Suncoast Regional Emmy Award

December 9, 2017—Clarke participated in a WTLV-TV Jacksonville news story exploring the options available to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

On December 2, 2017, Lewis Turner, a First Coast News anchor and friend of Clarke, received a Suncoast Emmy Award for the story!

“Storytelling is a very powerful tool to educate and illustrate important issues. The most important part of the story is never the reporter," said Lewis. "It’s always the characters who are willing to talk about and share personal life details who make a story the most powerful. The Tweet and Hills families’ willingness to talk with me on how they feel about cochlear implants so candidly is what made this story so good, and what made it most impactful for those who may have never thought about this as a two-sided issue. Their candor is also what made it an award winner.”

Congratulations to Lewis, Clarke in Florida and all of the families willing to share their personal stories to raise awareness and build a culture of acceptance!