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A tribute to David Hicks and his impact on Jacksonville

When I learned the sad news that David Hicks, founder of Computer Power Inc. and many other companies, passed away, I was deeply affected.  He is the father of Poppy Clements, Board Chair of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), and one of our organization’s most incredible supporters, but his impact on my life began long ago.

 

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Parents of DCPS share their expectations at School Board Candidate Academy

In an effort to inform school board candidates on the issues that their constituents believe to be most important, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) held its first Duval School Board Candidate Academy (Academy).  The Academy included a data walk and four panels made up of community members representing some of the groups the candidates would interact with in their potential role. 

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Teachers take the stage at first School Board Candidate Academy

Close to 100 community members convened at JPEF’s first ever Duval School Board Candidate Academy (Academy) to share their aspirations and experiences navigating the issues that affect our public school system with school board candidates. The Academy consisted of a Data Walk and four discussions with panels that consisted of retired board members, students, teachers and parents.

 

 

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DCPS students speak to school board candidates about their priorities for public education

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) hosted its first Duval County School Board Candidate Academy (Academy) with the objective of strengthening candidates’ knowledge and understanding of current education issues through data-driven discussion and exposure to voices of the community. 

 

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JPEF shares research on Duval's young Black males, urges community responsibility

Dr. Kimberly Allen, Director of Data and Research for the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) was invited to summarize her research about the well-being of African-American males in Jacksonville.

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JPEF Board Member reflects on Deutsche Bank Financial Literacy Day

Quickly becoming an annual event and a shining example of how our business sponsorships can fully integrate into our work, Deutsche Bank held a financial literacy day with Michael Bostic-Jones's students from Raines High School last week.

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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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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’s 3rd grade ELA scores released, schools see big gains and drops

Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) quietly released the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) third-grade scores for English and Language Arts (ELA) last week. 

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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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