Leena Hall, an outstanding educator at Raines High School, was named the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year at the 29th Annual EDDY Awards, hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.Read More
Florida released public school graduation rates today, and the news is positive in Duval County.
The county’s graduation rate rose from 85.1% to 86.5%, an increase of 1.4 percentage points over the prior year. This represents the sixth consecutive year that Duval County has increased its graduation rate. Additionally, this represents the third consecutive year that Duval County has had a larger percentage point increase than Florida (+0.8 percentage points).
Meet the team: Elizabeth Krajewski, Senior Manager of Data and Research
Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome Elizabeth Krajewski to our team! We invite you to learn more about Elizabeth and how she developed her passion for ensuring excellent education opportunities exist for all students in Duval County.Read More
Five outstanding public school teachers were named finalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today.
“These teachers are outstanding educators in the classroom, helping students achieve their goals to be successful in college, career and life,” said Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, President of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. “But they also stand out because they are teacher leaders, making an impact beyond their classrooms. We are proud to empower them even more as teacher leaders through the EDDYs Experience.”Read More
One of Duval County's leading teachers wrote a guest column for the Florida Times-Union.
"Looking at the big picture, the real question is whether better standards will result in higher student achievement and better schools. Standards alone are not the key to either of those things."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