Why trauma-informed teaching can help kids now more than ever

Find out what trauma-informed teaching can do for your students in this Q&A.


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COVID-19 and the economy: We can’t afford to lose funding for public schools

JPEF will keep you informed on funding cuts so you can speak up for public schools.


Just as we’re seeing how much value our public schools bring, they’re also facing one of the most serious threats we’ve seen in a long time.

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Here's how JPEF will inform the community about 2020 School Board Elections

The School Board has a big job. We'll help you understand it.


JPEF will host virtual candidate forums and publish candidate questionnaires.

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JPEF provides classroom grants in partnership with generous donors

Through our Educator Relief Funds, JPEF is supporting teachers, schools and students.


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JPEF President published in the Florida Times-Union: Duval’s school system has responded well to dramatic changes

Rachael Tutwiler Fortune writes about the impact of coronavirus on public schools -- and the need to support our most vulnerable children.


"Our public schools play a critical role in our community, especially for our students who are living in poverty."

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Upcoming Event

Election Day

This fall, voters will have a chance to determine the direction of our public schools through four School Board elections and a referendum on a half-penny sales tax for Duval County Public Schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Your polling place
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

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?

86.5 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2019, a record high.

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