Why trauma-informed teaching can help kids now more than ever

Find out what trauma-informed teaching can do for your students in this Q&A.


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COVID-19 and the economy: We can’t afford to lose funding for public schools

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.

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Here's how JPEF will inform the community about 2020 School Board Elections

The School Board has a big job. We'll help you understand it.


JPEF will host virtual candidate forums and publish candidate questionnaires.

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JPEF provides classroom grants in partnership with generous donors

Through our Educator Relief Funds, JPEF is supporting teachers, schools and students.


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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."

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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

30th Annual EDDY Awards

You are invited to watch the first-ever televised EDDY Awards: Live from Jacksonville! 

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
  • Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
  • Where: WJXT/Channel 4 and News4Jax.com
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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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