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Meet the 'Parents Who Lead' in Duval County

Twenty-one parents and caregivers were selected to join Parents Who Lead, a new initiative of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) in partnership with Duval County Public Schools and the Jacksonville Public Library. On Friday, JPEF finalized the list of participants from 34 highly qualified candidates, who filled out a questionnaire and met for in-person interviews as part of the selection process.

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All Three School Board Races Are Headed to a Runoff

Voters will elect three School Board members in the November elections, after no candidate won a majority the primary election last night.

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Statement on Raines High School Shooting

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund extends our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of last night's shooting at Raines High School. 

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Our Favorite Time of the Year

Today marks our favorite time of the year as teachers and students return to the classroom for another year of learning and growth.

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My summer at JPEF: a future educator learns from Duval’s teachers of the year
Guest blogger Christian Bilgrien is a senior at the University of Florida studying Elementary Education. He is currently interning with JPEF, and believes strongly in an equitable education system. He appreciates JPEF’s efforts to work towards ensuring fair and equal education for all students. Whil…
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School Board Candidate Forums reached over 4,000 viewers

More than 4,000 people watched the three Duval County School Board candidate forums hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund during the first week of August.

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Lead Letter: Let's Work Together to Earn an A Grade for Duval Schools

Duval County’s new school superintendent, Diana Greene, is challenging our community to get off the bench and support education as part of “Team Duval." Her call couldn’t come at a better time. 

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Meet the Team: Stephanie Garry Garfunkel, Director of Marketing and Communications

Stephanie Garry Garfunkel was honored to join the Jacksonville Public Education Fund as Director of Marketing and Communications in July 2018.

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First Duval School Board Candidate Academy great learning opportunity

On June 26, all candidates running for School Board for Districts 2, 4, and 6 had an opportunity to attend the first School Board Candidate Academy (Academy) hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. 

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E-Cubed Summer Fellows Spend Two Weeks of Summer Break Learning

Celebrating and empowering great teachers increases retention rates and leads to more teachers feeling satisfied with their job. At Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), we believe that honoring the incredible work of Duval County’s teachers is of the utmost importance.

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