What the candidates said on school re-opening, school choice, and the half-penny for public schools.
Key takeaways from our virtual candidate forums.Read More
Many times the difference in high-performing and under-performing schools is the principal.
One principal shared, “We are students of the students we serve.”Read More
Checking in with Caran Mullins, one of the winners of the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship.
“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.”Read More
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.
"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."Read More
It wasn't the year we expected.
As COVID-19 shut down school buildings, JPEF was proud to support four exceptional principals just as their jobs became more challenging than ever.Read More
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