Legislative session recap: Was this in fact the ‘year of the teacher’?

It was a big year for education, even as coronavirus shifted priorities.


New legislation and a state budget are now with the Governor for signing. So, where did we land on teacher pay and other issues? 

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Supporting public education during coronavirus


JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shared an update on the impact of coronavirus on our work.

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Q&A: What is teacher leadership, and why does it matter?


At JPEF, we believe investing in teacher leadership has an impact far beyond one teacher’s classroom. To learn more about why this is, we put a few questions to Warren Buck, JPEF’s Director of Teacher Leadership.

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Eleven teachers selected for the inaugural Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

We're investing in teacher leadership in partnership with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.


Eleven outstanding public school teachers are about to begin the professional learning experiences of their careers as the first winners of the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship.

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Northeast Florida Teachers of the Year come together for a day of learning and development


The Jacksonville Public Education Fund, the Clay Education Foundation, and INK - Investing in Kids recently brought together teachers of the year from Duval, Clay, and St. Johns counties for a day of partnership and development around the topic of trauma-informed classroom practices. 

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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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