Principal LaWanda Polydore participated in JPEF's School Leader Summer Residency.
“I will be changed forever. What you did for us was amazing. I keep my notes and my binder close and I apply it. I want to be the best leader that I can be.”Read More
Learn more about Veronica in this Q&A.
"Public education matters to me because it is where futures begin."Read More
Whitney Touchton, a graduate of Parents Who Lead, has partnered with Duval County Public Schools to bring implicit bias training to parents and educators.
How one parent's advocacy is leading to impact for children.Read More
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
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