Find out what trauma-informed teaching can do for your students in this Q&A.
JPEF will keep you informed on funding cuts so you can speak up for public schools.
Just as we’re seeing how much value our public schools bring, they’re also facing one of the most serious threats we’ve seen in a long time.Read More
The School Board has a big job. We'll help you understand it.
JPEF will host virtual candidate forums and publish candidate questionnaires.Read More
Through our Educator Relief Funds, JPEF is supporting teachers, schools and students.
JPEF President published in the Florida Times-Union: Duval’s school system has responded well to dramatic changes
Rachael Tutwiler Fortune writes about the impact of coronavirus on public schools -- and the need to support our most vulnerable children.
"Our public schools play a critical role in our community, especially for our students who are living in poverty."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