School leader spotlight: How to build positive school culture in a pandemic

JPEF supports Principal Marva McKinney through the School Leadership Initiative. Here's how she's building a great school culture during COVID-19.

4/10/2020

Like schools around Duval County, Cedar Hills has made a quick transition to home learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, she and the teachers at Cedar Hills organized a parade through her students’ neighborhoods to give them some encouragement and motivation as they finished their first week of home learning through Duval HomeRoom. 

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Tips from parent leaders: Making learning a fun activity at home

4/8/2020

We reached out to graduates of Parents Who Lead, the parent leadership program JPEF supports, to learn what's working for them in this new reality of home learning.

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City Council will consider tax referendum for schools (again)

The Duval School Board's request for a referendum has several sponsors on the Council.

4/3/2020

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Parent leaders graduate ready to make an impact for children

4/2/2020

While the formal training is ending, the impact is just beginning.

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How can parents support home learning? Advice from Duval County Teacher of the Year Leena Hall-Young

3/31/2020

How can parents support home learning during the coronavirus crisis? We asked Leena Hall-Young, who teaches English Language Arts at Raines High School.

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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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