10 Years of Powering Potential: Catching up with Apryl Shackelford, 2013 Duval County Teacher of the Year

7/29/2019

As JPEF celebrates 10 years of powering potential this year, we're catching up with some of the people who have been impacted by our work. The 2013 Duval County Teacher of the Year, Apryl Shackelford, is now working in Miami public schools. She looks back on her time as Teacher of the Year as a pivotal moment in her career.

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10 Years of Powering Potential: Catching up with Allishia Bauman

7/29/2019

As JPEF celebrates our 10th anniversary this year, we’re catching up with some of the people who have been impacted by our work. Allishia Bauman was featured in one of JPEF’s first initiatives, the 1 in 3 exhibit at the Cummer Museum, which highlighted the stories of students who struggled to graduate from high school. 

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EDDYs Impact: Elevating and empowering teacher leaders

7/23/2019

JPEF has turned the EDDY Awards, Jacksonville’s teacher of the year celebration, into the yearlong EDDYs experience for Duval’s top teachers, designed to celebrate, elevate and empower teacher leaders and retain them in the classroom. Here's what Duval's top teachers said about the experience.

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Florida Department of Education announces bonuses for teachers in high-needs public schools

7/18/2019

"Our research has shown that low pay is a major reason why Duval County teachers leave the classroom, and we believe we must recruit and retain great teachers in our struggling schools to help close the opportunity gap."

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School grades released: Duval County is a B district once again

In 2018-2019, Duval County was just four points from earning an A grade districtwide.

7/11/2019

This year, there were more A schools and fewer C schools in the district, while the number of D and F schools held steady. 

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

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