Five Teachers Named Finalists for 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five outstanding public school teachers were named finalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today.

12/4/2019

“These teachers are outstanding educators in the classroom, helping students achieve their goals to be successful in college, career and life,” said Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, President of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. “But they also stand out because they are teacher leaders, making an impact beyond their classrooms. We are proud to empower them even more as teacher leaders through the EDDYs Experience.” 

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Teacher of the Year speaks out on Florida Standards

One of Duval County's leading teachers wrote a guest column for the Florida Times-Union.

11/19/2019

"Looking at the big picture, the real question is whether better standards will result in higher student achievement and better schools. Standards alone are not the key to either of those things."

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Florida Times-Union features JPEF in its second decade of impact

The article, which highlighted the story of President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, was on the front page.

11/16/2019

JPEF was proud to be recognized on the front page of the Florida Times-Union as we celebrate 10 years of impact.

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Duval schools honored for excellence in community involvement

11/11/2019

Twenty-five schools in Duval County have been honored with the Five Star Schools Award for 2018-19. The award recognizes schools that have demonstrated success in incorporating families and community members into the school environment. 

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Semi-finalists named for 2020 Duval County Teacher of the Year

11/7/2019

Fifteen outstanding public school teachers were named semi-finalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today.

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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

DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2018-2019.