2015 Legislative session preview


The Florida Legislature kicked off its 2015 session this week, and education is once again at the top of the agenda.

With students beginning to take the new Florida Standards Assessment this week - and not without some snafus - the issue of standards and accountability is not far from the minds of many.

We hope that you'll join us at the March 30 ONE by ONE community meeting (RSVP here) to learn more and share your thoughts on some of these issues.

In the meantime, you can brush up on School Grades, and see several updates about the standards on our blog.

We believe that the Legislature should enact a one-year pause in the issuance of school grades, for reasons we outline below. Do you agree? Contact your elected official using this easy tool.

See you on March 30!

-- Deirdre



Upcoming Event

Florida State Standards Listening Tour

Make your voice heard by joining the Florida Department of Education's Listening Tour on the Florida Standards.

  • Date: Monday, Oct 21, 2019
  • Time: 5:30PM to 6:30PM
  • Where: Liberty Pines Academy, St. Johns County
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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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Did You Know?

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

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