EDDYs Impact: Elevating and empowering teacher leaders


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.

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Florida Department of Education announces bonuses for teachers in high-needs public schools


"Our research has shown that low pay is a major reason why Duval County teachers leave the classroom, and we believe we must recruit and retain great teachers in our struggling schools to help close the opportunity gap."

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School grades released: Duval County is a B district once again

In 2018-2019, Duval County was just four points from earning an A grade districtwide.


This year, there were more A schools and fewer C schools in the district, while the number of D and F schools held steady. 

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EDDY Awards Impact: "Our students have limited access to experiences like this"


Many of Michelle Chambers's students come from generational poverty. That's why she was so excited to take them on an overnight field trip to SeaWorld.

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EDDY Awards Impact: "More instrumentation for the students to learn and experience"


Thanks to a generous grant from Florida Blue, Ms. Meaghan Wilkes bought 13 ukuleles for her class, their first string instruments.

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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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