Ten ways education makes a difference

Research shows some surprising benefits to a great education.


People often say a great education is the best antidote to poverty. The research backs this up - a great public education has been linked to many positive outcomes for society.

According to the Partnership for Global Education and other sources, here are ten ways that public education benefits children and our community as a whole.

That's why the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is committed to closing the opportunity gap in our community, working with school leaders, parents and teachers to elevate the quality of our public schools. We have made great progress, but we can't stop working until every child has the same great opportunity to succeed in school and in life.

You can make a difference in the lives of children and our community.





Upcoming Event

Election Day

This fall, voters will have a chance to determine the direction of our public schools through four School Board elections and a referendum on a half-penny sales tax for Duval County Public Schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov 03, 2020
  • Time: 12:00AM to 11:59PM
  • Where: Your polling place
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2019 Education Poll

Support for half-penny for schools 

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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Renaming Schools

You can help offset the costs of renaming six public schools that honor Confederates in their names.

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