Jacksonville Public Education Fund Announces the Nominees for 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

More than 175 teachers were nominated for their school's honor during the 2020-2021 school year.

9/21/2020

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Inaugural Wolfburg Fellow named at West Riverside Elementary in surprise announcement

Gabriella Solano will lead a classroom project with students and deepen her knowledge of diversity issues in the classroom through the Fellowship.

9/15/2020

As the first Wolfburg Fellow, Ms. Solano will receive a total value of at least $7,000 for professional learning, including participation in JPEF’s Teacher Leadership Initiative, and a classroom research project to explore issues of identity and representation with her students.

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Press Release: Students Speak on the Half-Penny for Public Schools

Media and the public are invited to attend. Sign up at jaxpef.org/vote

8/28/2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., August 28, 2020 — Some of Duval County’s most prominent student leaders, who attend public schools across Duval County, will speak to education advocates, the media and the public on Monday during JPEF’s ONE by ONE call to mobilize support for the half-penny for public schools.

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JPEF launches classroom grants for teachers in partnership with Community First Cares Foundation

Teachers can find out how to apply at jaxpef.org/community-first.

8/25/2020

The partnership is the largest grant program of its kind for both organizations, who have worked together on several similar grant programs in the past few years.

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Special Fund Allows Community Members to Support the Renaming of Public Schools

DCPS and JPEF are partnering to provide an opportunity for community members to support the renaming of public schools.

7/7/2020

On June 16, the Duval County School Board voted unanimously, 7-0, to begin the renaming process for six public schools whose names honor Confederate leaders.

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Upcoming Event

Election Day

This fall, voters will have a chance to determine the direction of our public schools through four School Board elections and a referendum on a half-penny sales tax for Duval County Public Schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Your polling place
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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Renaming Schools

You can help offset the costs of renaming six public schools that honor Confederates in their names.

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