Five Teachers Named Finalists for 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five outstanding public school teachers were named finalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today.

12/4/2019

“These teachers are outstanding educators in the classroom, helping students achieve their goals to be successful in college, career and life,” said Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, President of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. “But they also stand out because they are teacher leaders, making an impact beyond their classrooms. We are proud to empower them even more as teacher leaders through the EDDYs Experience.” 

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Teacher of the Year speaks out on Florida Standards

One of Duval County's leading teachers wrote a guest column for the Florida Times-Union.

11/19/2019

"Looking at the big picture, the real question is whether better standards will result in higher student achievement and better schools. Standards alone are not the key to either of those things."

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Florida Times-Union features JPEF in its second decade of impact

The article, which highlighted the story of President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, was on the front page.

11/16/2019

JPEF was proud to be recognized on the front page of the Florida Times-Union as we celebrate 10 years of impact.

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Duval schools honored for excellence in community involvement

11/11/2019

Twenty-five schools in Duval County have been honored with the Five Star Schools Award for 2018-19. The award recognizes schools that have demonstrated success in incorporating families and community members into the school environment. 

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Semi-finalists named for 2020 Duval County Teacher of the Year

11/7/2019

Fifteen outstanding public school teachers were named semi-finalists for the 2020 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year today.

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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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85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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