Parents Who Lead: Jacksonville Public Education Fund builds advocates


The Florida Times-Union covered the graduation of the first cohort of Parents Who Lead, detailing the community projects underway to improve the well-being of children in Duval County.

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A parent leader in action

Teachers discuss the impact of implicit bias in their classrooms


Whitney Touchton, a participant in Parents Who Lead, led a session on implicit bias at the WJCT Teach Conference, bringing some of Duval County's top teachers to speak with more than 50 other educators about how to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive.

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Introducing Coretta Hill, JPEF's new Vice President


The JPEF team is thrilled to welcome Coretta Hill as JPEF’s new Vice President. 

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2018-2019 Public Education Perceptions Poll: Community views on school quality


In a series of new questions in JPEF’s Annual Public Education Perceptions poll, Jacksonville residents shared their views on what makes a high quality school.

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Florida Times-Union: Winner’s mantra is “seize the day”


As a child in her native Philippines, Sarah Pasion always took the teacher role when she and her young cousins played teacher and students in a pretend classroom. Now a 15-year veteran educator in Jacksonville, she was named the 2019 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.


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Upcoming Event

DCPS Facilities Scenario Community Meeting

Learn about which schools would be renovated under proposed plans for improving Duval County's aging school buildings.

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:00PM to8:00PM
  • Where: Englewood High School
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2019 Education Poll

Teachers matter

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, participants said teachers, parents and school leaders have the biggest impact on school quality.

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Did You Know?

85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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