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.

11/20/2020

"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.

11/19/2020

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

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Meet the semi-finalists for 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

Fifteen outstanding educators were chosen from more than 180 leading teachers across the county.

11/16/2020

All 15 semi-finalists were selected to participate in JPEF's Teacher Leadership Initiative, in addition to the honors they'll receive at the EDDY Awards.

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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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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

30th Annual EDDY Awards

You are invited to watch the first-ever televised EDDY Awards: Live from Jacksonville! 

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
  • Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
  • Where: WJXT/Channel 4 and News4Jax.com
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2020 Annual Report

Read about the impact you made by investing in the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

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