Legislative session recap: Was this in fact the ‘year of the teacher’?

It was a big year for education, even as coronavirus shifted priorities.

3/24/2020

New legislation and a state budget are now with the Governor for signing. So, where did we land on teacher pay and other issues? 

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Four facts about elected vs. appointed superintendents

Find out why 98 percent of school districts have an appointed superintendent.

10/30/2019

Coming on the heels of the tax referendum controversy is a new proposal to have an elected, instead of School Board-appointed, Superintendent for Duval County Public Schools (DCPS). Here are four facts about why Duval County has an appointed superintendent.

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Superintendent with education background wanted as candidate selection begins

4/16/2018

In addition to the feedback collected by the school district, JPEF has been listening to the community in a variety of settings for the past year, hearing from close to 400 students, parents and community members about what we need in our next superintendent.

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“Education background, willing to learn from others” among top superintendent qualities

3/19/2018

At the most recent round of community meetings hosted by the Duval County School Board--all attended by at least one JPEF staff member--a couple themes emerged: people want a superintendent who is trustworthy, willing to learn from others and committed to creating a positive culture in our district.

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What makes a superintendent great and why it matters for Jacksonville

2/26/2018

As the leader of our local public education system, Duval County’s next school superintendent will play a critical role in carrying out that vision. 

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Upcoming Event

Join Us for EDTalks 2020

EDTalks is an annual speaker series and luncheon that brings education's greatest thought leaders to Duval County. Mark your calendar for October 8!

  • Date: Thursday, Oct 08, 2020
  • Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
  • Where: 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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Did You Know?

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

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