President's Message: What we’re learning from COVID-19

JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune offers some reflections on education in the pandemic.

10/20/2020

"While we still don’t know the full impact, it’s clear that it will be dramatic and long lasting."

 

 

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School leadership matters: Principal LaWanda Polydore

Principal LaWanda Polydore participated in JPEF's School Leader Summer Residency.

10/6/2020

“I will be changed forever. What you did for us was amazing. I keep my notes and my binder close and I apply it. I want to be the best leader that I can be.”

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Welcome to the team, Veronica!

Learn more about Veronica in this Q&A.

9/15/2020

"Public education matters to me because it is where futures begin."

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Parent leader advocates for access to implicit bias training in Duval County

Whitney Touchton, a graduate of Parents Who Lead, has partnered with Duval County Public Schools to bring implicit bias training to parents and educators.

9/10/2020

How one parent's advocacy is leading to impact for children.

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President’s Corner: Reflecting on High School Graduation in a Pandemic

JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares her thoughts as the parent of a senior.

High school graduation has been a recurring theme in the life of JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. In a new Q&A, Rachael shared what high school graduation means to her, and offered some words of inspiration for fellow parents who are w ...Read More

Half-penny sales tax will go on the ballot in fall 2020

Education advocates reacted to the news by saying they'll support the sales tax.

“This is a long-awaited historic moment in Duval County,” said JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. “Our students need 21st century schools, and our independent research has shown that 78.5 percent of Duval County residents support ...Read More

Education Innovator Speaks in Jacksonville about What Students Need to Succeed in the 21st Century

JPEF also celebrated 10 years of impact and launched a new School Leadership Initiative.

Dr. Tony Wagner, an internationally acclaimed author and education innovator, shared a thought-provoking message about the future of education with more than 350 education and community leaders today as the keynote speaker of the Jacksonville Publ ...Read More

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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