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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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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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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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