John Delaney Fellow Spotlight: Principal Dr. Wayman Franklin Graham II

Dr. Wayman Franklin Graham II is the Principal at Long Branch Elementary School and was selected for the John Delaney Fellowship for Family and Community Engagement of the JPEF School Leadership Initiative

12/13/2021

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Meet the Team: Amy Henderson

Amy Henderson serves as the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund

12/7/2021

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Meet the finalists for 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proud to announce the 5 finalists for the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

12/3/2021

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Meet the semi-finalists for 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proud to announce the 15 semi-finalists for the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

11/24/2021

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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Edelman Fellow Spotlight: Denisha Campbell, M.S., CCC-SLP

Edelman Fellow and Ph.D. student Denisha Campbell partnered with the Mayo Clinic Simulation Center to facilitate an innovative workshop focused on teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students

11/15/2021

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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

DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

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