Eleven teachers selected for the inaugural Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

We're investing in teacher leadership in partnership with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

3/6/2020

Eleven outstanding public school teachers are about to begin the professional learning experiences of their careers as the first winners of the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship.

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Northeast Florida Teachers of the Year come together for a day of learning and development

2/11/2020

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund, the Clay Education Foundation, and INK - Investing in Kids recently brought together teachers of the year from Duval, Clay, and St. Johns counties for a day of partnership and development around the topic of trauma-informed classroom practices. 

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Raines teacher named 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

1/17/2020

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.

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New graduation rates show DCPS increasing for the sixth consecutive year

1/9/2020

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).

 

 

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Meet the team: Elizabeth Krajewski, Senior Manager of Data and Research

Meet the team: Elizabeth Krajewski, Senior Manager of Data and Research

1/6/2020

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.

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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

School Board Primary Elections

Four seats on the seven-member School Board are up for election this year. Learn about the candidates in our Advocacy Center so you can make an informed choice.

  • Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020
  • Time: 7:00AM to 7:00PM
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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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Renaming Schools

You can help offset the costs of renaming six public schools that honor Confederates in their names.

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