Five practices for equity in public schools

Exploring how to best support all students, no matter their background.


Fellows in JPEF's School Leadership Initiative are learning to lead conversations about supporting all students to achieve excellent outcomes in their schools.

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What's next for the half-penny for schools

Five steps moving our school buildings forward


Duval County voters approved the half-penny for schools by 67 percent on Nov. 3. Now, work is beginning on the $1.9 billion plan to upgrade schools across the district. 

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Dr. Diana Greene Recognized as 2021 Florida Superintendent of the Year


Read the press release from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.

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Celebrating the top 15 semi-finalists for 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

Some of Duval County's best teachers gathered on the 23rd floor of the VyStar Tower for a little fun.


"In 2020, every teacher is Teacher of the Year," said Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene.

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What our 12 School Leader Fellows are learning

JPEF is proud to support Title I elementary school principals to deepen their impact for students.


Learn the data behind the opportunity gap and find resources to help you bring continuous improvement to your schools.

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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




of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2021-2022.