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We work tirelessly to close the opportunity gap through research, convening and strategic initiatives.
Special Report: Understanding Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Duval County
New research shows that Duval County is keeping pace with teacher recruitment and retention, but we have room for improvement in diversifying the teaching workforce.Learn More
School Renaming Fund
Through the School Renaming Fund, community members can make tax-deductible donations to help offset the costs of the renaming of any schools approved through the School Board's community-driven process.
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.Find Out
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.
2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year
Jim Schmitt, who teaches global perspectives and history at Mandarin High School, was named the district's top teacher at the 2021 EDDY Awards.