Welcome to the team, Veronica!

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9/15/2020

"Public education matters to me because it is where futures begin."

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Parent leader advocates for access to implicit bias training in Duval County

Whitney Touchton, a graduate of Parents Who Lead, has partnered with Duval County Public Schools to bring implicit bias training to parents and educators.

9/10/2020

How one parent's advocacy is leading to impact for children.

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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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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

30th Annual EDDY Awards

You are invited to watch the first-ever televised EDDY Awards: Live from Jacksonville! 

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
  • Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
  • Where: WJXT/Channel 4 and News4Jax.com
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2020 Annual report cover

2020 Annual Report

Read about the impact you made by investing in the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

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