Mrs. Weaver has pledged $50,000 to the effort if the community can raise $100,000 in a 2-1 match.
Applications for the Fellowship, due June 13, are open to public school teachers in Duval County.
Lake Lucina Elementary School teaching team awarded the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship
Five teachers will travel to Washington, D.C., and a national conference to learn how to become a social justice model school.
The report comes as JPEF prepares to accelerate strategies to diversify the teaching workforce in Duval County.
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.Read More
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.
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.