School communities vote to change name of Lee High School, other Confederate named schools

Community members clearly supported changing the names of six Confederate-named schools.


The school-based votes are not binding; rather, they will serve as a source of input to Dr. Diana Greene's recommendation to the School Board, which has the final say.

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Teacher Leadership Initiative 2.0: Q&A with Warren Buck

JPEF's Teacher Leadership Initiative helps teachers bring best practices to their classrooms.


With applications now open for next year’s Teacher Leadership Initiative, we sat down with Warren Buck, JPEF Director of Teacher Leadership, to learn more about the pilot year and what he’s looking forward to next year.

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Delores Barr Weaver issues matching challenge for school renaming

Mrs. Weaver has pledged $50,000 to the effort if the community can raise $100,000 in a 2-1 match.


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JPEF President: Place student voice at the center of school renaming

The JPEF Board of Directors voted to support school renaming.


On May 12, 2021, JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune sent a letter to Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene and the Duval County School Board about renaming Confederate schools.

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School Renaming: JPEF calls for student voice to be at the center of school renaming

JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune sent a letter to the School Board and Superintendent following a vote by the JPEF Board of Directors.


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of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2018-2019.