School Leadership Matters: Catching up with Florida's Assistant Principal of the Year

Kate Fulginiti went to Columbia University with the help of the Quality Education for All Fund. Now, she's the statewide Assistant Principal of the Year.


"I knew I’d be challenged by some of the top professors in the field and would have the chance to collaborate with some brilliant, passionate people."

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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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Upcoming Event

30th Annual EDDY Awards

You are invited to watch the first-ever televised EDDY Awards: Live from Jacksonville! 

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
  • Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
  • Where: WJXT/Channel 4 and
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2020 Annual Report

Read about the impact you made by investing in the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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