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
The article, which highlighted the story of President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, was on the front page.
JPEF was proud to be recognized on the front page of the Florida Times-Union as we celebrate 10 years of impact.Read More