School Renaming: JPEF calls for student voice to be at the center of school renaming

JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune sent a letter to the School Board and Superintendent following a vote by the JPEF Board of Directors.


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8 ideas for the Wolfburg Fellowship for Social Justice in Education

Some ideas to get you thinking about how you could be the next Wolfburg Fellow.


The Wolfburg Fellowship is an opportunity exclusively for public school teachers in Duval County.

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Video series: Self-care for teachers

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund works with Callie Lackey of Hope Street Inc to bring trauma-informed care to schools. In this series, she offers five-minute breathers for teachers.


The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proud to partner with Callie Lackey of Hope Street Inc to bring trauma-informed care to public schools in Duval County. In this video series, Callie offers five-minute breathers for teachers to practice self-care.

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Teacher Leader Spotlight: Wolfburg Fellow Abby Solano

Abby Solano, a teacher at West Riverside Elementary, led her students on a project to explore identity and representation in the media.


Watch her story in this video.

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School leader spotlight: Culturally responsive teaching at Lake Lucina Elementary

JPEF provides professional learning, coaching and grant funding to Principal Michelle Walsh through our School Leadership Initiative.


Principal Michelle Walsh is fascinated by the brain science of teaching – so her project with JPEF focuses on Culturally Responsive Teaching, a research-based approach that helps students get into in an “academic mindset” - ready to learn.

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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




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