Florida Times-Union features JPEF in its second decade of impact

The article, which highlighted the story of President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, was on the front page.

11/16/2019

JPEF was proud to be recognized on the front page of the Florida Times-Union as we celebrate 10 years of impact.

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Duval schools honored for excellence in community involvement

11/11/2019

Twenty-five schools in Duval County have been honored with the Five Star Schools Award for 2018-19. The award recognizes schools that have demonstrated success in incorporating families and community members into the school environment. 

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Semi-finalists named for 2020 Duval County Teacher of the Year

11/7/2019

Fifteen outstanding public school teachers were named semi-finalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today.

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JPEF's Teacher Leadership Summit offers professional development to top teachers

11/2/2019

Last Saturday, more than 100 of Duval County's top teachers gathered at the Jesse Ball duPont Center for JPEF's daylong Teacher Leadership Summit. 

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Four facts about elected vs. appointed superintendents

Find out why 98 percent of school districts have an appointed superintendent.

10/30/2019

Coming on the heels of the tax referendum controversy is a new proposal to have an elected, instead of School Board-appointed, Superintendent for Duval County Public Schools (DCPS). Here are four facts about why Duval County has an appointed superintendent.

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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

Election Day

This fall, voters will have a chance to determine the direction of our public schools through four School Board elections and a referendum on a half-penny sales tax for Duval County Public Schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Your polling place
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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Did You Know?

86.5 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2019, a record high.

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