A parent leader in action

Teachers discuss the impact of implicit bias in their classrooms


Whitney Touchton, a participant in Parents Who Lead, led a session on implicit bias at the WJCT Teach Conference, bringing some of Duval County's top teachers to speak with more than 50 other educators about how to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive.

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Introducing Coretta Hill, JPEF's new Vice President


The JPEF team is thrilled to welcome Coretta Hill as JPEF’s new Vice President. 

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2018-2019 Public Education Perceptions Poll: Community views on school quality


In a series of new questions in JPEF’s Annual Public Education Perceptions poll, Jacksonville residents shared their views on what makes a high quality school.

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Florida Times-Union: Winner’s mantra is “seize the day”


As a child in her native Philippines, Sarah Pasion always took the teacher role when she and her young cousins played teacher and students in a pretend classroom. Now a 15-year veteran educator in Jacksonville, she was named the 2019 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year.


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In the spotlight: Florida Blue Finalist Nakeisha Tinsley


Nakeisha Tinsley teaches sixth, seventh, and eighth grade health and physical education at Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School, where she has taught for 23 years, her entire teaching career. 

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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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