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We stand with the families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

In order for students to be successful academically, they must feel safe in school. In light of yesterday’s tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, and the other 17 school shootings that have occurred in 2018, the need for policy change at the federal and state levels remains clearly urgent.

 

 

 

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GUEST POST: MLK Day of Service Brings Attention to the Northside, Calls for Jacksonville Pride

On January 15th, our country honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through church sermons, parades, celebratory breakfasts and lunches, crucial conversations, governmental decrees and acts of love and service. I had the privilege of sitting in on a crucial conversation with community residents at the Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation.  

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Teacher Feature: Meet KIPP Impact Middle School’s Teacher of the Year!

Great teachers work tirelessly to ensure each and every student in our city is prepared to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to honor the amazing teaching and learning that is happening in Duval County through the Teacher of the Year program.

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Teacher Feature: Meet Beauclerc Elementary’s Teacher of the Year!

Great teachers work tirelessly to ensure each and every student in our city is prepared to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to honor the amazing teaching and learning that is happening in Duval County through the Teacher of the Year program.

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Annual Perceptions Poll shows high support for teachers, including increased compensation

Teachers remain highly valued by Duval County resident according to the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s Annual Public Education Perceptions Poll, which measures community opinion.

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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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Florida Blue Provides Scholarships to 2018 Duval County Teacher of the Year Semifinalists

Great teachers work tirelessly to prepare each and every one of their students to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. Duval County schools are filled with these incredible teachers, and we are excited to celebrate and honor the amazing teaching and learning occurring in their classrooms.  

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GUEST POST: Community gathers at Public Forum to discuss high-quality education in Duval

When our community comes together to support public education, we all win. On Monday, more than 100 community members attended the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s Public Forum to discuss greatness--what makes a teacher, school leader or school great? And how can teachers, school leaders and parents or caregivers help students succeed?

 

 

 

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Teacher Feature: Meet Atlantic Beach Elementary’s Teacher of the Year!

Great teachers work tirelessly to ensure each and every student in our city is prepared to make valuable contributions to our city in life beyond the classroom. That is why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is proud to honor the amazing teaching and learning that is happening in Duval County through the Teacher of the Year program.

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Duval's school-level Teachers of the Year share what they want in next superintendent

Our community has a shared obligation to work toward a brighter future for our city. By listening to the voices of our teachers and their thoughts on the superintendent search process, we demonstrate our commitment to making Jacksonville a city where all students can receive the knowledge and skills to become responsible, contributing citizens.

 

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