EDDY Awards Impact: "Our students have limited access to experiences like this"


Many of Michelle Chambers's students come from generational poverty. That's why she was so excited to take them on an overnight field trip to SeaWorld.

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EDDY Awards Impact: "More instrumentation for the students to learn and experience"


Thanks to a generous grant from Florida Blue, Ms. Meaghan Wilkes bought 13 ukuleles for her class, their first string instruments.

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EDDY Awards Impact: "I knew that my students would be excited"

With a grant from Florida Blue, third-grade teacher Ms. Octavia Sloan was able to better furnish her classroom.


With a grant from Florida Blue, Ms. Octavia Sloan bought wobble chairs to keep her busy third-graders occupied during their English Language Arts class.

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2019 legislative recap: what passed, what didn’t and what’s next


Last month, the 2019 Florida Legislature came to a close, producing several new education bills that have recently been signed into law by Governor DeSantis.

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Meet the JPEF team: Warren Buck, Director of Teacher Leadership

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is thrilled to welcome Warren Buck to the team.


We asked Warren a few questions about his career and what he hopes to accomplish at JPEF.

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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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