Stephanie Bellino named 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year


Stephanie Bellino was named the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year tonight at the 27th Annual EDDY Awards. Bellino, a fifth-grade reading teacher at Garden City Elementary, was selected by a committee of volunteers from nominees from 177 public schools.

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Semifinalists named for Teacher of the Year Award to receive new Florida Blue Professional Learning Scholarships


Fifteen outstanding public school teachers last week were named semifinalists for the 2018 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.

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Call for submissions open for Teachers Are More campaign


About half of Duval County Public School teachers leave the classroom within the first five years of teaching – a concerning fact when you consider that Jacksonville’s population continues to grow exponentially and that teachers hit their stride in the profession between the three and five year mark. 

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Duval County School Board requests additional data to assist with superintendent search


Strong district leadership has the potential to transform education opportunities for students, thereby strengthening the foundation upon which our community stands

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Community pledges commitment to public education at Public Ed Ambassador initiative launch


Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) initiated the first cohort of ONE by ONE: Public Ed Ambassadors – its new elite volunteer corps  on Saturday, Oct. 21.

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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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