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A tribute to David Hicks and his impact on Jacksonville

When I learned the sad news that David Hicks, founder of Computer Power Inc. and many other companies, passed away, I was deeply affected.  He is the father of Poppy Clements, Board Chair of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), and one of our organization’s most incredible supporters, but his impact on my life began long ago.

 

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Parents of DCPS share their expectations at School Board Candidate Academy

In an effort to inform school board candidates on the issues that their constituents believe to be most important, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) held its first Duval School Board Candidate Academy (Academy).  The Academy included a data walk and four panels made up of community members representing some of the groups the candidates would interact with in their potential role. 

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Teachers take the stage at first School Board Candidate Academy

Close to 100 community members convened at JPEF’s first ever Duval School Board Candidate Academy (Academy) to share their aspirations and experiences navigating the issues that affect our public school system with school board candidates. The Academy consisted of a Data Walk and four discussions with panels that consisted of retired board members, students, teachers and parents.

 

 

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DCPS students speak to school board candidates about their priorities for public education

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) hosted its first Duval County School Board Candidate Academy (Academy) with the objective of strengthening candidates’ knowledge and understanding of current education issues through data-driven discussion and exposure to voices of the community. 

 

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Reflection on Leadership Transition

Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, Interim President, reflects on the recent leadership transition and shares her aspirations for the future of JPEF! 

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JPEF shares research on Duval's young Black males, urges community responsibility

Dr. Kimberly Allen, Director of Data and Research for the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) was invited to summarize her research about the well-being of African-American males in Jacksonville.

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JPEF Board Member reflects on Deutsche Bank Financial Literacy Day

Quickly becoming an annual event and a shining example of how our business sponsorships can fully integrate into our work, Deutsche Bank held a financial literacy day with Michael Bostic-Jones's students from Raines High School last week.

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First School Board Candidate Academy introduces school board candidates to Duval’s opportunities for improving public education

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 26, 2018 — Today Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) hosted the first ever School Board Candidate Academy with the goal of building the capacity of aspiring Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) board members. Close to 100 parents, students, teachers and retired board members convened to share their aspirations and experiences navigating the issues that affect our public school system.

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One teacher’s journey to become a Teacher Leader

When Stacy Marshall, a semifinalist for the 2016 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year, was selected to represent Sallye B. Mathis Elementary, she had no idea that the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) existed.

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund under new leadership

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) President Trey Csar will step aside later this summer after more than nine years of leadership of the education advocacy organization. Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, JPEF’s current Executive Vice President, will serve as Interim President, as the organization’s board of directors develops a plan for long-term leadership at the organization.

 

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