Resources for teachers, parents and principals during coronavirus crisis


Educators and parents are working hard to keep kids learning during the coronavirus crisis. Here are some resources that can help everyone be advocates for public education during this difficult time.

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Legislative session recap: Was this in fact the ‘year of the teacher’?

It was a big year for education, even as coronavirus shifted priorities.


New legislation and a state budget are now with the Governor for signing. So, where did we land on teacher pay and other issues? 

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Supporting public education during coronavirus


JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shared an update on the impact of coronavirus on our work.

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Q&A: What is teacher leadership, and why does it matter?


At JPEF, we believe investing in teacher leadership has an impact far beyond one teacher’s classroom. To learn more about why this is, we put a few questions to Warren Buck, JPEF’s Director of Teacher Leadership.

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Eleven teachers selected for the inaugural Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship

We're investing in teacher leadership in partnership with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.


Eleven outstanding public school teachers are about to begin the professional learning experiences of their careers as the first winners of the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship.

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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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