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Jacksonville Public Education Fund unveils the 2019 Teachers of the Year

Principals in Duval County public schools have announced their school’s Teacher of the Year, nominating 182 outstanding educators for the Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.

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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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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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Duval becomes third county in Florida to adopt nationally recognized parent leadership program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 29, 2018— In response to the results of its annual Public Education Perceptions Poll, which revealed 93.8 percent of Duval parents don’t even know who their school board representative is, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) launched Parents Who Lead today. Parents Who Lead is an initiative that seeks to turn Duval’s parents and caregivers into civic leaders in public education.

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Stephanie Bellino named 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Bellino was named the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 27th Annual EDDY Awards. Bellino, a fifth-grade reading teacher at Garden City Elementary, was selected by a committee of volunteers from nominees from 177 public schools.

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Five finalists announced for 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five exceptional public school educators were named finalists for the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today. 

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Semifinalists named for Teacher of the Year Award to receive new Florida Blue Professional Learning Scholarships

Fifteen outstanding public school teachers last week were named semifinalists for the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. This year, Florida Blue has generously provided a new $1,000 Professional Learning Scholarship for each semifinalist.

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Call for submissions open for Teachers Are More campaign

Art transcends barriers and brings communities together. By uniting 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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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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