If home learning has been so successful, why not do it all the time?
So, during a recent City Council meeting, the question arose -- why don’t we do home learning all the time? Do we really need a half-penny to upgrade school buildings if Duval HomeRoom is going so well?Read More
JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares her thoughts as the parent of a senior.
High school graduation has been a recurring theme in the life of JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. In a new Q&A, Rachael shared what high school graduation means to her, and offered some words of inspiration for fellow parents who are watching their graduating seniors miss out during their last year of high school.
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund Receives a $30,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.Read More
Wayman Academy, an A-school serving disadvantaged students, has made a rapid transition to home learning independently of the school district. Learn more about how it's going.Read More
Education advocates reacted to the news by saying they'll support the sales tax.
“This is a long-awaited historic moment in Duval County,” said JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune. “Our students need 21st century schools, and our independent research has shown that 78.5 percent of Duval County residents support a small tax increase to provide better school buildings. We hope that our community will vote YES to give our children the education they deserve.”Read More