First School Board Candidate Academy introduces school board candidates to Duval’s opportunities for improving public education

6/26/2018

Today Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) hosted the first ever School Board Candidate Academy with the goal of building the capacity of aspiring Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) board members. Close to 100 parents, students, teachers and retired board members convened to share their aspirations and experiences navigating the issues that affect our public school system.

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund under new leadership

6/15/2018

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) President Trey Csar will step aside later this summer after more than nine years of leadership of the education advocacy organization. Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, JPEF’s current Executive Vice President, will serve as Interim President, as the organization’s board of directors develops a plan for long-term leadership at the organization.

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund under new leadership (1)

6/15/2018

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) President Trey Csar will step aside later this summer after more than nine years of leadership of the education advocacy organization. Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, JPEF’s current Executive Vice President, will serve as Interim President, as the organization’s board of directors develops a plan for long-term leadership at the organization.

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Duval becomes third county in Florida to adopt nationally recognized parent leadership program

5/29/2018

In response to the results of its annual Public Education Perceptions Poll, which revealed 93.8 percent of Duval parents don’t even know who their school board representative is, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) launched Parents Who Lead today. Parents Who Lead is an initiative that seeks to turn Duval’s parents and caregivers into civic leaders in public education.

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Springfield community to Jacksonville teachers: “we appreciate you”

3/2/2018

When it comes to effective campaigning, there is no substitute for the impact that face-to-face interactions can have. 

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Upcoming Event

School Board Primary Elections

Four seats on the seven-member School Board are up for election this year. Learn about the candidates in our Advocacy Center so you can make an informed choice.

  • Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020
  • Time: 7:00AM to 7:00PM
  • 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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Did You Know?

86.5 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2019, a record high.

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