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This Black History Month, "do something"

This year, UNF's MLK Luncheon featured Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine. JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares her reflections on the remarks of a woman who was a girl when she first took a stand in pursuit of her right to a high-quality public education. 

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Happy holidays from JPEF

As 2018 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on where we’ve been and where we are going in our efforts to ensure every student in Duval County receives a high-quality public education. This year has marked a hopeful new moment.

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Results of the Duval County School Board elections

Last night, Duval County voters elected three new members of the Duval County School Board: Elizabeth Andersen, Darryl Willie and Charlotte Joyce.

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Giving thanks to great school leaders

Last week, we learned that one of our own principals in Duval County Public Schools was one of 11 principals across the nation to win the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Three Words from Geoffrey Canada: Time, Resources and Accountability

JPEF invited Geoffrey Canada to share a message about how communities can embrace public education and help close the achievement gap in our inaugural EDTalks event, a speaker series we launched to bring thought leaders to Jacksonville.

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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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