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Community pledges commitment to public education at Public Ed Ambassador initiative launch

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) initiated the first cohort of ONE by ONE: Public Ed Ambassadors – its new elite volunteer corps -- on Saturday, Oct. 21. By coming together to strengthen the systems that support child development, we are living up to our shared responsibility to make our city a place where all children can learn, grow and become responsible citizens themselves.

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2018 Teacher of the Year nominees announced

Please join us in congratulating the 175 educators that have been nominated as a Teacher of the Year at the school level!

 

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Former DCPS teachers join Jacksonville Public Education Fund staff ready to drive local mission to improve public schools

As principals welcome staff and students back to school, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) also welcomed Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, ReGina F. Newkirk, Zachary Champagne and Laura Alrutz –  all former Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) teachers to its staff this summer.

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Williams, Brown, Willis and Wright join Jacksonville Public Education Fund Board of Directors

Jacksonville Public Education Fund gained several new members to its Board of Directors. Buck Williams, Latrece Brown, Dr. Patricia Willis and the Honorable Paula D. Wright have accepted their nomination as directors of the independent nonprofit organization.

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ONE by ONE Convention provides platform for student leaders

Hundreds are expected at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s ONE by ONE Convention on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. This year’s theme is “Students at the Center of the Conversation,” and the event will focus on the importance of listening to students in the work to improve public education. Attendance is free and open to the public but advance registration is required at jaxpef.org/convention.

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Latrece Brown named 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year!

Latrece Brown was named the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 26th Annual EDDY Awards. Brown, a fourth grade math and science teacher at Andrew Robinson, was selected by a committee of volunteers from nominees from 173 public schools.

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Five finalists announced for 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five exceptional public school educators were named finalists for the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today. Keep reading to find out who they are!

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Duval County Public School teacher awarded $1,000 Community First Innovation Prize

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2016 —The Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Community First Credit Union, announces the recipient of the Community First Innovation Prize honoring creativity and innovation in classroom instruction in Duval County. Susan Burns will be honored with the Innovation Prize at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s 26th Annual EDDY Awards in February.

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Twenty Duval County Public School teachers awarded $500 PowerUP Jax innovation grant

Jacksonville Public Education Fund along with lead sponsor, Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of Community First Credit Union, announce the recipients of 20 PowerUP Jax innovation grants to public school teachers in Duval County. Each recipient will receive a $500 grant to support their classroom projects.

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Jax Shines unveils new action plan to improve quality of Afterschool and Summer Learning programs

Our world is changing. Preparing students for the workforce requires more emphasis on critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration and applied knowledge in real-world settings. Afterschool and summer learning programs can provide the time and experiences for children to develop these vital skills that are proven to improve academic performance, school attendance, health, wellness and behavior.

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