School Leader Spotlight: Attracting great teachers at Woodland Acres Elementary

JPEF is supporting Principal Tiffany Green as she seeks to make Woodland Acres a destination for great teachers.


"JPEF has allowed us to support our teachers through additional funding for program materials and additional coaching support."

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School leadership matters: Spotlight on Principal Sabrina Session-Jones

Principal Session-Jones is one of the School Leadership Fellows JPEF supports with coaching and grant funding.


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JPEF's Approach to Impact: A Message from JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune


JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares an update on JPEF's approach to impact.

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Words of wisdom from the 2021 Duval County Teacher of the Year: 'We turned 2020 into the best of times'


Jim Schmitt, who teaches global perspectives and history at Mandarin High School, is the 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. Here is his message.

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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

Applications Due for the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

  • Date: Sunday, Feb 21, 2021
  • Time: 11:59PM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Online Application
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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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