Established in 1987, the Consortium is the membership organization for the education foundations aligned with Florida’s county-wide school districts.
Tutwiler Fortune is one of five local education foundation leaders who, along with four statewide officers, govern the Consortium, a membership organization for Florida’s district-wide local education foundations.Read More
Parents Who Lead is a partnership with Duval County Public Schools, Kids Hope Alliance, and the Jacksonville Public Library.
The parents are now beginning community projects to make an impact for local children.Read More
JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune writes about education equity in the Florida Times-Union.
"Education research has taught us a lot about what makes a difference for diverse learners, but it takes significant support to implement these practices across our many public schools."Read More
The vote on the six schools was 5-2 in favor of changing the names.
The names of three other schools will remain - Ribault Middle, Ribault High and Andrew Jackson High.Read More
Community members clearly supported changing the names of six Confederate-named schools.
The school-based votes are not binding; rather, they will serve as a source of input to Dr. Diana Greene's recommendation to the School Board, which has the final say.Read More
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