School Leadership Initiative: A look back at our pilot year

It wasn't the year we expected.


As COVID-19 shut down school buildings, JPEF was proud to support four exceptional principals just as their jobs became more challenging than ever.

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JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune speaks out on race and education

Community leaders share their thoughts on racism in a series of columns in the Florida Times-Union. Read all four columns below.


JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares her reflections on racial justice and education, along with our partners at Florida Blue, the First Coast YMCA and Operation New Hope. Read all four columns here.

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Special Fund Allows Community Members to Support the Renaming of Public Schools

DCPS and JPEF are partnering to provide an opportunity for community members to support the renaming of public schools.


On June 16, the Duval County School Board voted unanimously, 7-0, to begin the renaming process for six public schools whose names honor Confederate leaders.

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Meet the Team: Dryden Mills, Senior Associate

Dryden works to support JPEF's strategic initiatives to bring best practices to parents, teachers, and principals.


Welcome to the team, Dryden!

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Announcing the launch of the Wolfburg Fund for Social Justice in Education

Brian and Jake Wolfburg established the Fund at JPEF to support educators advancing social justice.


The Fund is launching with an exciting professional learning opportunity for teachers and their students: The Wolfburg 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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Renaming Schools

You can help offset the costs of renaming six public schools that honor Confederates in their names.

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