News

Find all the latest research, blog posts, news and happenings in public education in Duval County and beyond right here in the news feed. And don't forget to subscribe to our e-mail list for INSIGHTS, a twice-monthly digest of news for public education advocates.

Have Duval County-related education news to share? Want to contribute a guest blog post? Send it to us at news@jaxpef.org

Duval County schools not selected for “Schools of Hope” funds in initial round, can re-apply

Our students deserve every opportunity to receive the best education possible. Often times, additional funding can provide resources that make excellent education more attainable. At yesterday’s meeting, the Florida State Board of Education selected eleven schools to receive funding under House Bill 7069’s “Schools of Hope” program, which awards schools with up to $2,000 per student to use for services such as after-school programs and mental health support.

READ ARTICLE
First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) awarded ten local Latino students with scholarships to continue their education.

READ ARTICLE
Duval County School Board develops superintendent search timeline

Strong leadership at every level of our public school system is crucial to the success of Duval County students. Today, the Duval County School Board met to develop its superintendent search plan. Among the board’s priorities is conducting a succinct search, with the goal of selecting a new superintendent by March 2018.

 

READ ARTICLE
Twenty-Seven Duval County Public Schools Chosen for “Schools of Excellence” Award

Duval public schools continue to be honored by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). By demonstrating student achievement, several of our public schools were selected by the FLDOE as “Schools of Excellence.”

READ ARTICLE
Duval schools honored for exemplary community involvement

Ensuring that children are given their best chance to grow, thrive and fulfill their roles as citizens should be our top priority. Through the Florida Department of Education’s Five Star School Award, twenty-four schools in Duval County earned recognition for their commitment to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning.

READ ARTICLE
How I led one student to become the top growth earner in our entire school

Every teacher knows that although you have taught students who presented behavior challenges, there is always that ONE student that you will NEVER forget because he or she gave you the ABSOLUTE hardest time of your teaching career. For me, that student was Smith.

READ ARTICLE
The EDDY Awards Experience Launches: Celebrating, Empowering and Elevating Duval County’s Teachers of the Year

Last week, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) hosted the first EDDY Awards event of the year, Orientation, which aims to celebrate and elevate Duval County’s 176 school level Teachers of the Year.

READ ARTICLE
Reflections from Duval’s 2017 Teacher of the Year - Are you an educator advocating for education?

Hello, my name is Latrece Brown-Sudduth and I am the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. I spent my summer working with the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) to create a unique fellowship for our future Teacher of the Year finalists. It has been so rewarding to lay the framework for a program that gives educators a platform to share their stories and best practices while advocating for the education profession.

READ ARTICLE
Latest developments in education: national, state and local updates

Policies and legislation from every level of government affect Duval County’s public schools. Staying up to date on what's going on in education helps Jacksonville citizens make informed decisions and serve as the best advocates for our students and our city’s future.

READ ARTICLE
ONE by ONE we can make a difference! Apply today to become a Public Ed Ambassador

When we work together, we can create positive change in every corner of our community. As I have visited schools and talked to local students, teachers and parents over the past few months, I have received many inquiries about how to engage with the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) in ways that are meaningful, purposeful and work toward a concrete goal.

READ ARTICLE