JPEF conducts independent analysis and research on best practices to bring innovation and data to decision-makers, including school leaders and administrators within Duval County Public Schools and other public school operators. 

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Public Education Perceptions Poll

Every year, JPEF partners with the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at University of North Florida to conduct a scientific poll of the Jacksonville community's perceptions of public education. Questions include how well they perceive the performance of our public schools, what their priorities are for choosing a school, and topical questions to help inform policymakers about the community's priorities.

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School Board Academy

Every two years, parts of Duval County vote for members of the Duval County School Board. JPEF engages the community and the candidates in dialogue about community priorities for public education. In 2018, we hosted our first-ever School Board Candidate Academy to inform candidates about the performance of our public schools and bring parents, teachers and students to speak to candidates about their vision for public education.

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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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Renaming Schools

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

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