New graduation rates point to successes for Duval County's African-American and Hispanic students


Florida released public school graduation rates today, and Duval County rose from 76.6% to 78.8%. The increase included substantial gains among minority students. Keep reading for more details and information about how graduation rates are calculated.

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Jacksonville partners join with national groups to explore getting students "Ready by 21"


undefinedSeveral members of the Jacksonville Education Partners team working together on afterschool and summer learning systems-building headed to Baltimore last week to meet with the Wallace Foundation and a few hundred youth advocates and practitioners from around the country.

The goal? Explore what it really means to prepare students for life after school. Keep reading to learn more about this philosophy and download resources!

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Guest post: Helping more students get to college this weekend at College Goal Sunday


Guest blogger Sabeen Perwaiz of Earn Up, a higher education collaborative organized by the JAXUSA Partnership with a goal of having 60 percent of adults with training certificates or college degrees by 2025, tells us all about this weekend's College Goal Sunday event — and why it's helping more students overcome barriers to college attendance.

Keep reading to learn more about the event and how you can get involved.

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Graduation rates up, show increasing reduction in disparities



Today the Florida Department of Education released the 2014-2015 graduation rates, and the news is incredibly encouraging.

The rates, which are calculated using a stringent federal formula, showed that Duval County's overall graduation rate rose to 76.6 percent this year, up from 74 percent last year. Even more exciting is the data showing that rates among African-American students and economically disadvantaged students are going up even faster, reducing disparities.

Keep reading to see all results and learn more.

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Who graduates and who doesn’t: An explanation of Florida’s graduation rates


With today’s release of graduation rates by the Florida Department of Education, many have wondered — how is this rate calculated? Who “counts” toward the graduation rate and who doesn’t?

Keep reading to learn more.

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Upcoming Event


Join us at EDTalks to learn how great public schools can catalyze economic growth for our city.

  • Date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-cent tax 

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

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