This week, the Jacksonville community lost a great activist and philanthropist in Ann Baker, who passed away on Monday.Read More
It couldn't be more important time to talk about funding for public education. In 2011, the state of Florida cut 1.4 billion from public education; in Duval County, the board wrestled with a $91 million shortfall. Further reductions will make 2012 no easier. School funding is a volatile and emotional issue, and it is complicated.
This brief attempts to bring forward a simple and clear-headed analysis to answer a few important questions:
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund had an amazing response to the release of our new policy paper today! We started the day with briefing sessions with state legislators and then community members and had a successful press conference following the release of the report. Now, it's up to YOU to take action.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