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.


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


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.


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Parent leaders graduate ready to make an impact for children


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


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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