Since January, our community has been discussing a half-cent sales tax to repair and replace our aging school buildings. The Jacksonville Public Education Fund, as an independent, data-driven organization working to close the opportunity gap in traditional and charter public schools in Duval County, calls on the Jacksonville City Council to place the School Board’s resolution on the ballot. The voters should have the chance to better fund our public schools.Read More
How can we put even more of our young people on the path to success? Research and experience suggest that it takes hardworking, effective educational leaders to help put kids on this path.
10 Years of Powering Potential: Catching up with Apryl Shackelford, 2013 Duval County Teacher of the Year
As JPEF celebrates 10 years of powering potential this year, we're catching up with some of the people who have been impacted by our work. The 2013 Duval County Teacher of the Year, Apryl Shackelford, is now working in Miami public schools. She looks back on her time as Teacher of the Year as a pivotal moment in her career.Read More
As JPEF celebrates our 10th anniversary this year, we’re catching up with some of the people who have been impacted by our work. Allishia Bauman was featured in one of JPEF’s first initiatives, the 1 in 3 exhibit at the Cummer Museum, which highlighted the stories of students who struggled to graduate from high school.Read More
JPEF has turned the EDDY Awards, Jacksonville’s teacher of the year celebration, into the yearlong EDDYs experience for Duval’s top teachers, designed to celebrate, elevate and empower teacher leaders and retain them in the classroom. Here's what Duval's top teachers said about the experience.Read More