JPEF's Teacher Leadership Summit offers professional development to top teachers

11/2/2019

Last Saturday, more than 100 of Duval County's top teachers gathered at the Jesse Ball duPont Center for JPEF's daylong Teacher Leadership Summit. 

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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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What top teachers think about revising the Florida Standards

We asked teachers of the year what they think about the Florida Standards.

10/18/2019

Earlier this year, Governor DeSantis issued an executive order calling for a revision of the Florida State Standards and elimination of the Common Core. We asked the 2019-2020 school-level Teachers of the Year what they think.

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Let voters decide on half-penny sales tax for public schools

8/23/2019

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.

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Upcoming Event

EDDY Awards

  • Date: Friday, Jan 17, 2020
  • Time: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Where: Hyatt Regency, 220 E Coastline Drive
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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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