This week, the Jacksonville community lost a great activist and philanthropist in Ann Baker, who passed away on Monday.Read More
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund had an amazing response to the release of our new policy paper today! We started the day with briefing sessions with state legislators and then community members and had a successful press conference following the release of the report. Now, it's up to YOU to take action.Read More
It couldn't be more important time to talk about funding for public education. In 2011, the state of Florida cut 1.4 billion from public education; in Duval County, the board wrestled with a $91 million shortfall. Further reductions will make 2012 no easier. School funding is a volatile and emotional issue, and it is complicated.
This brief attempts to bring forward a simple and clear-headed analysis to answer a few important questions:
Today, we received some very encouraging news: Duval County's high school graduation rate is going up! Duval County's graduation rate rose to 71.2 percent, an increase of 4.6 percentage points over last year and 11.4 percentage points from five years ago.Read More