Education Innovator Speaks in Jacksonville about What Students Need to Succeed in the 21st Century

JPEF also celebrated 10 years of impact and launched a new School Leadership Initiative.


Dr. Tony Wagner, an internationally acclaimed author and education innovator, shared a thought-provoking message about the future of education with more than 350 education and community leaders today as the keynote speaker of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund’s EDTalks event. 

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Jacksonville Public Education Fund Announces the 2020 Teachers of the Year


The Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) facilitates the Teacher of the Year awards in Duval County, and has developed a yearlong program to celebrate, elevate and empower Duval County’s top teachers from traditional and public charter schools. The cornerstone is the EDDY Awards, an elegant gala to celebrate all the teachers of the year and announce the Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. This school year, the EDDY Awards are on January 17, 2020.

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34 Duval County Parents Selected for Intensive Civic Training Program


This year, the group includes a wide range of identities representing parents in Duval County: men and women, Jews, Hindus and Muslims, refugees, military parents, as well as many political affiliations and professions, including a forklift driver and the CEO of a company.

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Let voters decide on half-penny sales tax for public schools


Since January, our community has been discussing a half-cent sales tax to repair and replace our aging school buildings. The Jacksonville Public Education Fund, as an independent, data-driven organization working to close the opportunity gap in traditional and charter public schools in Duval County, calls on the Jacksonville City Council to place the School Board’s resolution on the ballot. The voters should have the chance to better fund our public schools.

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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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Did You Know?

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

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