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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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One teacher’s journey to become a Teacher Leader

When Stacy Marshall, a semifinalist for the 2016 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year, was selected to represent Sallye B. Mathis Elementary, she had no idea that the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) existed.

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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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Leader in Me: profile of a Duval County Public Schools elementary school teacher
For Nilda Allen, a Windy Hill Elementary School teacher, the best part about interacting with Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) and being selected as her school’s 2018 Teacher of the Year was the love she felt from the community outside of her school’s four walls. “My principal and assistant…
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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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New Duval County School Superintendent Chosen

Dr. Diana Greene has been named the new superintendent of Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) in a unanimous vote by the school board.

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Westside thanks a teacher; 1,000 messages shared

Westside residents helped us reach our first 1,000 messages of thanks for teachers in Duval County.

 

 

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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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Annual poll shows big support for increase in teacher salary, growth in uncertainty during transition

Duval County residents support significant increases in teacher salary but are uncertain about who is making the decisions at the district level, according to results of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s annual Public Education Perceptions Poll.

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New graduation rates show DCPS outpaces Big 7 school districts when it comes to graduation rates

Florida released public school graduation rates yesterday, and the news is positive in Duval County.

 

 

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