EDDY Awards 2021: Top five finalists interviewed on WJXT/Channel 4 Morning Show

The five teachers who are finalists for 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year talked about their work and sources of inspiration as teachers.


WJXT/Channel 4 is the media sponsor for the EDDY Awards, bringing the the program to viewers live all across the county on Jan. 27 at 12:30 PM.

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2021 Legislative Session: DCPS platform explained

Looking ahead to the spring session: What's at stake for schools?


The big picture of this year's lawmaking session is COVID, COVID, COVID.

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Taking a 'beat' for teachers: JPEF Teacher Leadership Initiative creates space for reflection

JPEF's Teacher Leadership Initiative is helping teachers develop their leadership skills - and take a moment to reflect on their own well-being.


How are teachers feeling in this moment?

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Five practices for equity in public schools

Exploring how to best support all students, no matter their background.


Fellows in JPEF's School Leadership Initiative are learning to lead conversations about supporting all students to achieve excellent outcomes in their schools.

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What's next for the half-penny for schools

Five steps moving our school buildings forward


Duval County voters approved the half-penny for schools by 67 percent on Nov. 3. Now, work is beginning on the $1.9 billion plan to upgrade schools across the district. 

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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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