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.

2/23/2021

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

2/11/2021

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.

2/10/2021

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'

2/8/2021

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.

1/27/2021

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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DID YOU KNOW?

 

87%

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