Semi-finalists named for 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year


Fifteen outstanding public school teachers today were named semi-finalists for the 2017 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. Keep reading to meet them all and find out how they will get special recognition at Saturday's Jaguars game!

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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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How JPEF’s local efforts support global development goals


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As an organization focused locally in Duval County, we don’t often think about our work in a global context, but our commitments to improving public schools in Jacksonville clearly support many of the Sustainable Development Goals passed by the 193 member countries of the United Nations. 

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Teacher Roundtable participants work to define what it means to be a teacher leader


During Part A of this fall's Teacher Roundtable three-part series, Duval County public school teachers discussed the characteristics of teacher leaders (i.e., passionate, positive rapport with colleagues, available, etc.) and some of the barriers  educators face when taking on the role of teacher leaders in addition to their regular classroom responsibilities. 

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Ed White committed to implementing student suggestions in school


Jacksonville Public Education Fund welcomes Kristellys Estanga to our team! She will be working with our Community Mobilization team to facilitate the implementation of programs in selected schools that are being developed around the specific suggestions and insights from students during the Student Voice events. 

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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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