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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EDDY Awards Impact: "I knew that my students would be excited"

With a grant from Florida Blue, third-grade teacher Ms. Octavia Sloan was able to better furnish her classroom.


With a grant from Florida Blue, Ms. Octavia Sloan bought wobble chairs to keep her busy third-graders occupied during their English Language Arts class.

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2019 legislative recap: what passed, what didn’t and what’s next


Last month, the 2019 Florida Legislature came to a close, producing several new education bills that have recently been signed into law by Governor DeSantis.

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Meet the JPEF team: Warren Buck, Director of Teacher Leadership

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is thrilled to welcome Warren Buck to the team.


We asked Warren a few questions about his career and what he hopes to accomplish at JPEF.

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Ten ways education makes a difference

Research shows some surprising benefits to a great education.


People often say the best poverty reduction program is a good education. Here are a few other benefits.

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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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