EdTalks 2023

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund invites you to be a part of the fourth biennial EDTalks event, September 27 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, where we will bring education's thought leaders to Jacksonville along with keynote speaker Dr. Shawn Ginwright.


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We spark innovation, relationships and resources to power the potential within and around our public schools to achieve excellent outcomes for all students.


We work tirelessly to close the opportunity gap through research, convening and strategic initiatives.

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Parents Guide to Choosing a School


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Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

"Intent to Apply" open now


Duval County teachers who want to make their big dreams a reality have until Oct. 8, 2023 to let JPEF know they intend to apply for the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship provides an unprecedented opportunity for K-12 Duval County public school teachers to elevate their teaching careers through a professional development activity of their choosing. Fellows can receive up to $6,500 for an individual teacher or $10,000 for a team.


JPEF Achieves 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating 



The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has received the highest rating possible from Charity Navigators, demonstrating our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. The rating indicates that JPEF adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Jacksonville Public Education Fund exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.



School principal working with students

The transformative impact of school leaders

There are no great schools without great leaders. Learn how the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is supporting principals in Title I elementary schools. 

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2019 Edelman winners

Support for Teachers

JPEF is proud to support Duval County's leading teachers through the Teacher Leadership Initiative, the Wolfburg Fellowship for Social Justice in Education, the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship and the EDDY Awards.

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Campaign for Grade-level Reading

ReadJax is a community effort to improve third-grade reading scores among students in Duval County. We know the importance of reading and how it can set our children on the path to success. 




Consortium of Florida Education Foundations


As a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, we are connected to statewide and national resources and part of a collegial community of local education foundations committed to building partnerships, innovating leading practices and impacting students coast to coast.  












of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2021-2022.