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Teacher Feature: Meet Oceanway Middle’s Teacher of the Year!

Great teachers work tirelessly to ensure each and every student in our city is prepared to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to honor the amazing teaching and learning that is happening in Duval County through the Teacher of the Year program.

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2017 Florida Teacher of the Year inspires, empowers Duval teachers

Based on my experiences as an educator, I believe that having a great teacher is the single most important factor in student success. Quality public education produces the best opportunities for students to reach their goals and become meaningful contributors to our city. 

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School board discusses options for three turnaround schools

UPDATED on 11-17-2017

The school board has made the recommendation for the three turnaround schools--Matthew Gilbert, Northwestern, and Lake Forest--to contract with an outside entity to operate the school, which includes the option for a district-managed charter school, if they do not receive a "C" for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Dr. Willis reported that each of these schools is within four (4) percentage points of attaining a "C" grade. The board must select an external operator and vote on a contract by January 31, 2018. 

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GUEST POST: Arlington community tells school board what it wants in the next superintendent

Jacksonville citizens have a shared obligation to work toward a brighter future for our city. By contributing our voices to the superintendent search process, we demonstrate our commitment to making our city one where children can receive the knowledge and skills they need to become responsible, contributing citizens.

Duval County School Board hosted the first of four community meetings designed to assist the Board in selecting the next superintendent of DCPS this past Monday.

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Teacher Feature: Meet Annie R. Morgan's Teacher of the Year!

Great teachers work tirelessly to ensure each and every student in our city is prepared to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to honor the amazing teaching and learning that is happening in Duval County through the Teacher of the Year program.

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What do we expect from our next Superintendent?

Our community has a shared obligation to work toward a brighter future for our city. Learn more about what Jacksonville residents believe the next superintendent’s priorities should be, the most important characteristics they expect in the next Duval County Superintendent and what they would like the next leader of Duval’s public schools to know about our community.

 

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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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Public Ed Ambassador: “Our area is on the verge of achieving something truly great.”

Clayton Levins is the Community Relations Coordinator at Jacksonville University and believes that “the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is at the forefront of creating positive, impactful change in the Jacksonville Community. Our area is on the verge of achieving something truly great and our education system plays a key role.” Levin applied to be a JPEF ONE by ONE Public Ed Ambassador because he has “a strong desire to be a part of this work.”


 

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Duval County School Board requests additional data to assist with superintendent search

Strong district leadership has the potential to transform education opportunities for students, thereby strengthening the foundation upon which our community stands. In an effort to support Duval’s search for a new superintendent, we provided the Duval County School Board with a compilation of data on the most recent superintendent searches in the nation’s thirty largest school districts.

 

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Meet the Team: Carly Yetzer, Manager of Finance & Administration and Executive Assistant

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome (back!) our new staff member, Carly Yetzer, to the team. We invite you to learn more about Carly and how she developed her passion for ensuring excellent education opportunities exist for all students in Duval County.

 

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