New research sheds light on inequities in teacher retention in Duval County

The report comes as JPEF prepares to accelerate strategies to diversify the teaching workforce in Duval County.


An analysis of three years of data from Duval County Public Schools showed that Duval County’s teacher retention rate is about 84 percent year-to-year across the entire district, and about 75 percent year-to-year in the average school.

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JPEF's Approach to Impact: A Message from JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune


JPEF President Rachael Tutwiler Fortune shares an update on JPEF's approach to impact.

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Duval County Parents Begin Intensive Advocacy Training Program

Now in its third year, the program has made a dramatic impact in Duval County, as graduates have led successful community projects on implicit bias, special education and many other issues.


A diverse cohort of 16 parents has been selected to participate in Parents Who Lead, an intensive program on civic leadership that teaches parents how to be effective advocates for children.


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Words of wisdom from the 2021 Duval County Teacher of the Year: 'We turned 2020 into the best of times'


Jim Schmitt, who teaches global perspectives and history at Mandarin High School, is the 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year. Here is his message.

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Jim Schmitt of Mandarin High is 2021 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

Mr. Schmitt was announced as the winner live on WJXT/Channel 4 at the 30th Annual EDDY Awards.


Schmitt teaches U.S. History and Global Perspectives, inspiring his students to become ‘world citizens.’

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Upcoming Event

EDTalks & Action

  • Date: Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
  • Time: 11:30AM
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
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of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2018-2019.