What top teachers think about revising the Florida Standards

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


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


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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Rachael Tutwiler Fortune: Great leaders are the linchpin of great schools


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.


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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.

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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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