Meet the 'Parents Who Lead' in Duval County


Twenty-one parents and caregivers have joined Parents Who Lead, a new initiative of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) in partnership with Duval County Public Schools and the Jacksonville Public Library. On Friday, JPEF finalized the list of participants from 34 highly qualified candidates, who filled out a questionnaire and met for in-person interviews as part of the selection process.

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All three School Board races are headed to a runoff


Voters will elect three School Board members in the November elections, after no candidate won a majority the primary election last night. A crowded field split the vote in competitive races in the Beaches, the Northside, and the Westside. 

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Lead Letter: Let's Work Together to Earn an A Grade for Duval Schools


Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, Interim President of JPEF, wrote about why it's so important for the community to support public education in the Florida Times-Union on Sunday, Aug. 12.

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School Board Candidate Forums reached over 4,000 viewers


More than 4,000 people watched the three Duval County School Board candidate forums hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund during the first week of August. Most candidates running for Districts 4, 2 and 6 attended the forums, which appeared in the news feeds of more than 17,000 people as of August 13th.

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Upcoming Event

DCPS Facilities Scenario Community Meeting

Learn about which schools would be renovated under proposed plans for improving Duval County's aging school buildings.

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:00PM to8:00PM
  • Where: Englewood High School
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2019 Education Poll

Teachers matter

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, participants said teachers, parents and school leaders have the biggest impact on school quality.

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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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