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

2/11/2020

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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New graduation rates show DCPS increasing for the sixth consecutive year

1/9/2020

Florida released public school graduation rates today, and the news is positive in Duval County. 

The county’s graduation rate rose from 85.1% to 86.5%, an increase of 1.4 percentage points over the prior year. This represents the sixth consecutive year that Duval County has increased its graduation rate. Additionally, this represents the third consecutive year that Duval County has had a larger percentage point increase than Florida (+0.8 percentage points).

 

 

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Meet the team: Elizabeth Krajewski, Senior Manager of Data and Research

Meet the team: Elizabeth Krajewski, Senior Manager of Data and Research

1/6/2020

Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) is excited to welcome Elizabeth Krajewski to our team! We invite you to learn more about Elizabeth and how she developed her passion for ensuring excellent education opportunities exist for all students in Duval County.

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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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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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