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Read our blog to learn the latest news and research in public education.

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Join Ignite

Ignite is an affinity group for young professionals that focuses on igniting, YOU, the next generation of leaders and philanthropists in education!

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Join us at EDTalks

Get inspired with our keynote speaker, Eddie Glaude, Jr. on October 21, 2021.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Jim Schmitt, 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

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. 

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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.


Upcoming Event

EDTalks & Action

  • Date: Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
  • Time: 11:30AM
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
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of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2018-2019.