EDTalks is an annual speaker series and luncheon that brings education's greatest thought leaders to Duval County. This year, Dr. Tony Wagner, an internationally acclaimed author and thought leader, shared a thought-provoking message about the future of education with more than 350 education and community leaders today as our keynote speaker.

Wagner, who currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, challenged the audience to rethink what skills students will need to succeed in a 21st century economy where creativity and collaboration will set them apart, rather than rote knowledge. 

The event also celebrated JPEF’s 10th anniversary and served as the official launch of the School Leadership Initiative, JPEF’s new program to support principals in Title 1 elementary schools, which serve a large proportion of students in poverty. 

The event raised more than 200% of our goal to support the School Leadership Initiative. To contribute to this important work, please donate here. 


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Upcoming Event

EDDY Awards

  • Date: Friday, Jan 17, 2020
  • Time: 7:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Where: Hyatt Regency, 220 E Coastline Drive
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-cent tax 

In JPEF's 2019 Public Perceptions Poll, the Jacksonville community said once again they would support a small tax for schools.

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85.1 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2018, a record high.

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