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Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Board welcomes JPEF President

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently elected Trey Csar, President of Jacksonville Public Education Fund, as a Member-at-Large. There’s more to do, but Jacksonville continues to join with local and state partners to be a driver for positive change.

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Florida Dept. of Ed seeks public comment - have your voice heard!

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is seeking public comment on the draft plan they have developed for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was signed into policy Dec. 2015. Having our voices heard on this particular policy is a matter of  taking care of and investing in our region’s greatest assets: our children.

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Duval Schools number one among Big 7 in several areas

School grades show Duval schools are improving in individual school grades, student learning gains and across many accountability areas!

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Guest Blog: What happens during a school board meeting?

Just as a railway track system has many components, positive outcomes for children in Duval’s public schools involve the integration of many moving parts. Like a conductor, the Duval County School Board oversees those parts and tries to address any barriers to keeping our children on the right track to success. This is why public participation in school board meetings is so important.

 

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Governor Scott signs controversial school bill into law

Governor Rick Scott signed controversial HB 7609 into law at 4:08 p.m. this afternoon at Morning Star Catholic School in Orlando.

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Guest Blog: What does the Superintendent do?

Strengthening the systems that provide education is a matter of taking care of our region's greatest assets: our children. Strong district leadership plays a critical role in ensuring that children are equipped with the talents and skills they need to contribute to our region. As the CEO of the school district, the Superintendent sets the tone of the school district.

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Newly released 2016-2017 FSA Scores shows Duval continues to improve

Yesterday, the 2016-2017 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) scores were released. The results show Duval County students continue to improve in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, keeping pace with increases across the state.

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All of the presentations, handouts and materials from the 2017 ONE by ONE Convention

Whether or not you attended the ONE by ONE Convention, we want you to have access to all of the information and materials distributed that day!

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Our Thoughts on HB 7069

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has existed since 2009 to advocate for high quality public schools in Duval County. Since our founding, we have intentionally built a Board of Directors with diverse perspectives on public education, and have sought to be an independent, thoughtful voice on education policy in Northeast Florida. Over the past few weeks, we have closely followed the development of the state budget and the various budget conforming bills, particularly House Bill 7069While the process that yielded the final bill lacked significant public input, our board has focused many hours of its time in discussion and debate over the content of the bill and we have identified those provisions that are worthy of public support and those that may need to be revisited before the bill is approved. 

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DCPS selects interim superintendent

The Duval County School Board today selected former deputy superintendent Dr. Patricia S. Willis to serve as interim superintendent by a 6-0 vote.

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