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

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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


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.


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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Announcing the launch of the Wolfburg Fund for Social Justice in Education

Brian and Jake Wolfburg established the Fund at JPEF to support educators advancing social justice.


The Fund is launching with an exciting professional learning opportunity for teachers and their students: The Wolfburg Fellowship. 

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JPEF awarded $10,000 grant to bring social justice training to Teachers of the Year

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will support JPEF's Teacher Leadership Initiative.


Close to 50 public school teacher leaders in Duval County will make social justice a meaningful aspect of their everyday instruction while completing an action research project to influence teaching practices across their school community.

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Upcoming Event

Applications Due for the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

  • Date: Sunday, Feb 21, 2021
  • Time: 11:59PM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Online Application
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2020 Annual Report

Read about the impact you made by investing in the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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