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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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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.

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Jacksonville Jaguars to present Maira Martelo with NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award

Maira Martelo, JPEF Director of Community Mobilization, will be honored by the Jacksonville Jaguars during this Sunday’s home opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 17 as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.

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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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Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Board welcomes JPEF President

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently elected Trey Csar, President of Jacksonville Public Education Fund, as a Member-at-Large. There’s more to do, but Jacksonville continues to join with local and state partners to be a driver for positive change.

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Duval Schools number one among Big 7 in several areas

School grades show Duval schools are improving in individual school grades, student learning gains and across many accountability areas!

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Guest Blog: What happens during a school board meeting?

Just as a railway track system has many components, positive outcomes for children in Duval’s public schools involve the integration of many moving parts. Like a conductor, the Duval County School Board oversees those parts and tries to address any barriers to keeping our children on the right track to success. This is why public participation in school board meetings is so important.

 

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Governor Scott signs controversial school bill into law

Governor Rick Scott signed controversial HB 7609 into law at 4:08 p.m. this afternoon at Morning Star Catholic School in Orlando.

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