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Duval County schools not selected for “Schools of Hope” funds in initial round, can re-apply

Our students deserve every opportunity to receive the best education possible. Often times, additional funding can provide resources that make excellent education more attainable. At yesterday’s meeting, the Florida State Board of Education selected eleven schools to receive funding under House Bill 7069’s “Schools of Hope” program, which awards schools with up to $2,000 per student to use for services such as after-school programs and mental health support.

Duval County School Board develops superintendent search timeline

Strong leadership at every level of our public school system is crucial to the success of Duval County students. Today, the Duval County School Board met to develop its superintendent search plan. Among the board’s priorities is conducting a succinct search, with the goal of selecting a new superintendent by March 2018.


Twenty-Seven Duval County Public Schools Chosen for “Schools of Excellence” Award

Duval public schools continue to be honored by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). By demonstrating student achievement, several of our public schools were selected by the FLDOE as “Schools of Excellence.”

How I led one student to become the top growth earner in our entire school

Every teacher knows that although you have taught students who presented behavior challenges, there is always that ONE student that you will NEVER forget because he or she gave you the ABSOLUTE hardest time of your teaching career. For me, that student was Smith.

Reflections from Duval’s 2017 Teacher of the Year - Are you an educator advocating for education?

Hello, my name is Latrece Brown-Sudduth and I am the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. I spent my summer working with the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) to create a unique fellowship for our future Teacher of the Year finalists. It has been so rewarding to lay the framework for a program that gives educators a platform to share their stories and best practices while advocating for the education profession.

Latest developments in education: national, state and local updates

Policies and legislation from every level of government affect Duval County’s public schools. Staying up to date on what's going on in education helps Jacksonville citizens make informed decisions and serve as the best advocates for our students and our city’s future.

Jacksonville Public Education Fund provides research, resources as Duval School Board embarks on search for new superintendent

Strong district leadership plays a critical role in ensuring that Duval County’s students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in life as well as meaningful contributors to our city. Throughout the superintendent search, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) will support the Board by providing research and resources relevant to each stage of the search process.

Meet the Team: Laura Alrutz, Senior Manager of Policy Analysis

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