We spark innovation, relationships and resources to power the potential within and around our public schools to achieve excellent outcomes for all students.


We work tirelessly to close the opportunity gap through research, convening and strategic initiatives.

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Special Report: Understanding Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Duval County

New research shows that Duval County is keeping pace with teacher recruitment and retention, but we have room for improvement in diversifying the teaching workforce.

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JPEF Achieves 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating 



The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has received the highest rating possible from Charity Navigators, demonstrating our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. The rating indicates that JPEF adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Jacksonville Public Education Fund exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.



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The transformative impact of school leaders

There are no great schools without great leaders. Learn how the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is supporting principals in Title I elementary schools. 

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2019 Edelman winners

Support for Teachers

JPEF is proud to support Duval County's leading teachers through the Teacher Leadership Initiative, the Wolfburg Fellowship for Social Justice in Education, the Cindy Edelman Excellence in Teaching Fellowship and the EDDY Awards.

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2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year

JPEF is proud to announce the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year! Charles Darwin Magdaluyo, a human anatomy and physiology teacher at Jean Ribault High School, was named the 2022 VyStar Duval County Teacher of the Year at the 31st Annual EDDY Awards. 




Consortium of Florida Education Foundations


As a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, we are connected to statewide and national resources and part of a collegial community of local education foundations committed to building partnerships, innovating leading practices and impacting students coast to coast.  




of public schools in Duval County earned an "A," "B," or "C" in 2021-2022.