Where do the School Board candidates stand on the issues?

What the candidates said on school re-opening, school choice, and the half-penny for public schools.

8/11/2020

Key takeaways from our virtual candidate forums.

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JPEF School Leader Summer Residency: Investing in principals to close the opportunity gap

Many times the difference in high-performing and under-performing schools is the principal.

8/7/2020

One principal shared, “We are students of the students we serve.”

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Teacher leaders promote education equity through “heart work”

Checking in with Caran Mullins, one of the winners of the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship.

7/30/2020

“Not only did it bring validation for other people watching us do this work, but for the group itself,” Mullins said. “It is really hard work, and sometimes I doubt myself, too.”

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School Leadership Matters: Catching up with Florida's Assistant Principal of the Year

Kate Fulginiti went to Columbia University with the help of the Quality Education for All Fund. Now, she's the statewide Assistant Principal of the Year.

7/30/2020

"I knew I’d be challenged by some of the top professors in the field and would have the chance to collaborate with some brilliant, passionate people."

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School Leadership Initiative: A look back at our pilot year

It wasn't the year we expected.

7/20/2020

As COVID-19 shut down school buildings, JPEF was proud to support four exceptional principals just as their jobs became more challenging than ever.

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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

Election Day

This fall, voters will have a chance to determine the direction of our public schools through four School Board elections and a referendum on a half-penny sales tax for Duval County Public Schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Your polling place
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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Renaming Schools

You can help offset the costs of renaming six public schools that honor Confederates in their names.

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