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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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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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Jacksonville Public Education Fund highlights organization's priorities for the coming years

By strengthening 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. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund has identified supporting the adults in and around our public schools as a priority when it comes to improving the public school system as a whole. 

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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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