About EDTalks

EDTalks is a biennial speaker series event that brings education's greatest thought leaders to Duval County to share a thought-provoking message about the future of education with hundreds of educators and community leaders. The proceeds from this biennial event help ensure that every student walks into school with the same opportunity to succeed. Your support helps close the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color by piloting and helping scale best practices in public schools. 

Save the Date: EDTalks 2021

This year, JPEF is proud to announce our speaker is Eddie S. Glaude Jr., a Princeton professor and a bestselling author. EDTalks will take place on Thursday, October 21. Right now, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is inviting community leaders to support public education by serving as a table host for the event. More details on hosting a table are available here.

WATCH: EDTalks 2019

Experience the inspiration of EDTalks by watching the video below. In 2019, the event celebrated JPEF’s 10th anniversary and served as the official launch of the School Leadership Initiative, JPEF’s strategic initiative to support principals in Title 1 elementary schools, which serve a large proportion of students in poverty. Attendees heard from Dr. Tony Wager, the bestselling author about preparing students for success in the 21st century workplace with skills in critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

WATCH: EDTalks 2019




Upcoming Event

Applications Due for the Wolfburg Fellowship for Social Justice in Education

  • Date: Sunday, Jun 06, 2021
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Online Application
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2020 Annual Report

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