Tips from parent leaders: Making learning a fun activity at home

4/8/2020

We reached out to graduates of Parents Who Lead, the parent leadership program JPEF supports, to learn what's working for them in this new reality of home learning.

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City Council will consider tax referendum for schools (again)

The Duval School Board's request for a referendum has several sponsors on the Council.

4/3/2020

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Parent leaders graduate ready to make an impact for children

4/2/2020

While the formal training is ending, the impact is just beginning.

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How can parents support home learning? Advice from Duval County Teacher of the Year Leena Hall-Young

3/31/2020

How can parents support home learning during the coronavirus crisis? We asked Leena Hall-Young, who teaches English Language Arts at Raines High School.

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Resources for teachers, parents and principals during coronavirus crisis

3/30/2020

Educators and parents are working hard to keep kids learning during the coronavirus crisis. Here are some resources that can help everyone be advocates for public education during this difficult time.

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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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Did You Know?

86.5 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2019, a record high.

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