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Our Favorite Time of the Year

Today marks our favorite time of the year as teachers and students return to the classroom for another year of learning and growth.

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My summer at JPEF: a future educator learns from Duval’s teachers of the year
Guest blogger Christian Bilgrien is a senior at the University of Florida studying Elementary Education. He is currently interning with JPEF, and believes strongly in an equitable education system. He appreciates JPEF’s efforts to work towards ensuring fair and equal education for all students. Whil…
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School Board Candidate Forums reached over 4,000 viewers

More than 4,000 people watched the three Duval County School Board candidate forums hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund during the first week of August.

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Meet the Team: Stephanie Garry Garfunkel, Director of Marketing and Communications

Stephanie Garry Garfunkel was honored to join the Jacksonville Public Education Fund as Director of Marketing and Communications in July 2018.

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First Duval School Board Candidate Academy great learning opportunity

On June 26, all candidates running for School Board for Districts 2, 4, and 6 had an opportunity to attend the first School Board Candidate Academy (Academy) hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. 

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E-Cubed Summer Fellows Spend Two Weeks of Summer Break Learning

Celebrating and empowering great teachers increases retention rates and leads to more teachers feeling satisfied with their job. At Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), we believe that honoring the incredible work of Duval County’s teachers is of the utmost importance.

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Transformational leadership and change in Duval

Leaving the welcome reception for Dr. Greene, Duval County Public Schools’ new superintendent, I felt inspired and excited for Jacksonville’s future. The audience listened to Dr. Greene describe her “Team Duval” approach to involving the community in leading DCPS to become an “A” district.

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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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