Congratulations! You are invited to the JPEF School Leader Summer Residency Experience

The work of school leadership has become even more demanding over the past 10 years. 

In partnership with Duval County Public Schools, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is offering a four-day immersive learning experience for principals in Title I elementary schools, including traditional public and public charter schools. Principals who complete the residency will be eligible to apply for one of four Founders Fellowships in the JPEF School Leadership Initiative. Fellowships allow principals to access high-caliber coaching and $10,000 in grant funding to use over three years.

JPEF and DCPS believe that great schools can only exist with great leaders and high-quality teachers. The School Leader Summer Residency Experience will support school leaders in making their School Actions Plans more impactful to address the needs of their staff, students, and families. School leaders will join with national and local education experts to explore:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on urban schools and how to be prepared for future outbreaks
  • Human Capital Strategies that can be prioritized to enhance teacher recruitment, teacher capacity
    building, and teacher retention in their buildings
  • Change Management Strategies that Support School Transformation and Improved Culture and
  • Culturally Responsive Practices that are implemented in urban school districts to improve
    professional development, school improvement planning, and student’s learning and development
    in Title I Schools

The residency will take place in mid-July, and JPEF is considering both virtual and in-person components as the city re-opens following COVID-19 closures.

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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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Did You Know?

86.5 % of students district-wide graduated high school in 2019, a record high.

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