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Statement on Raines High School Shooting

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund extends our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of last night's shooting at Raines High School. 

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.

Lead Letter: Let's Work Together to Earn an A Grade for Duval Schools

Duval County’s new school superintendent, Diana Greene, is challenging our community to get off the bench and support education as part of “Team Duval." Her call couldn’t come at a better time. 

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.

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.


Reflection on Leadership Transition

Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, Interim President, reflects on the recent leadership transition and shares her aspirations for the future of JPEF! 

How you can help those still recovering from Hurricane Irma

Jacksonville citizens demonstrated a true heart for service and a determination to see our most affected communities restored after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. We want to make sure you are aware of critical resources available to you and your community. 

Meet the team: Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, EVP

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome four new staff members to our team. Each new member joins JPEF with an extensive background in education and unique experiences in the classroom and beyond