10 Years of Powering Potential: Catching up with Allishia Bauman


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. 

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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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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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