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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My summer at JPEF: a future educator learns from Duval’s teachers of the year


While at JPEF, I have worked with Zak Champagne to plan the 2019 EDDYs Awards, which celebrates Duval County’s teachers of the year. In addition, I have had the opportunity to work with the previous year’s finalists, giving me valuable insight into the field of education and guidance from amazing teachers for when I have a classroom of my own.

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Our favorite time of the year


In the days leading up to the first day of school, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) has continued to support and elevate Duval’s excellent educators, families and children.

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Meet the Team: Stephanie Garry Garfunkel, Director of Marketing and Communications


Stephanie Garry Garfunkel was honored to join the Jacksonville Public Education Fund as Director of Marketing and Communications in July 2018.

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Transformational leadership and change in Duval


Leaving the welcome reception for Dr. Greene, Duval County Public Schools’ new superintendent, I felt inspired and excited for Jacksonville’s future. The audience listened to Dr. Greene describe her “Team Duval” approach to involving the community in leading DCPS to become an “A” district.

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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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