Giving thanks to great school leaders

11/5/2018

Last week, we learned that one of our own principals in Duval County Public Schools was one of 11 principals across the nation to win the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership from the U.S. Department of Education.

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The power of parental involvement

11/1/2018

Tiffany Clark (pictured above), the parent of a student in Duval County Public Schools, shares a story of how parents can make a difference for kids when they share their concerns with the right decision-makers. Tiffany is a participant in Parents Who Lead, a partnership between JPEF, Duval County Public Schools and the Jacksonville Public Library.

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31 Duval schools selected as “Schools of Excellence” in second year

10/31/2018

Four more public schools in Duval County were named “Schools of Excellence” last week, allowing them more flexibility and autonomy in how they operate.

 

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Access and equity: A hard conversation that's harder to avoid

10/22/2018

As part of the year-long EDDYs Experience, James E. Ford, the 2015 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, came to Jacksonville to speak to the 2019 school-level Teachers of the Year.

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Three Words from Geoffrey Canada: Time, Resources and Accountability

10/3/2018

JPEF invited Mr. Geoffrey Canada to share a message about how communities can embrace public education and help close the achievement gap in our inaugural EDTalks event, a speaker series we launched to bring thought leaders to Jacksonville.

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Upcoming Event

DCPS Facilities Scenario Community Meeting

Learn about which schools would be renovated under proposed plans for improving Duval County's aging school buildings.

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:00PM to8:00PM
  • Where: Englewood High School
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2019 Education Poll

Teachers matter

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, participants said teachers, parents and school leaders have the biggest impact on school quality.

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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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