School leadership matters: Principal LaWanda Polydore

Principal LaWanda Polydore participated in JPEF's School Leader Summer Residency.

10/6/2020

“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.”

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Welcome to the team, Veronica!

Learn more about Veronica in this Q&A.

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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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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DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

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