Effective change is driven by the community. That is why the
Jacksonville Public Education Fund is dedicated to mobilizing
residents of Duval County to improve public education. From voting
and communicating with the officials who represent you, to working
directly with children and schools in our city, your participation
NEW: School Choice INbrief 7
Learn more about the expansive landscape of school choice in our
new policy brief, Complex Choices: How Parents Navigate School
Options in Duval County. Visit www.jaxpef.org/schoolchoice to explore
interactive visualizations of the data.
NEW: Third Annual ONE by ONE Convention is
seeking applications for delegates
Save The Date: Third Annual ONE by ONE
Convention on Janaury 31, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delegates
will have the opportunity to learn about the progress made in our
local public schools and specific skills to become a stronger
education advocate. Apply to be a 2015 ONE
by ONE Delegate today!
School Grades - Get Informed!
Make your voice heard! Write your legislators to show your
support of suspending school grades for 2014-15 to ensure there's a
clean transition to the new Florida Standards. You can see the
research at www.jaxpef.org/schoolgrades.
» Start here.
Tell lawmakers that Florida's needs a modern school grading
system - Speak out!
Share your input about proposed solutions for school grades write your elected representatives in the
Florida House and Senate, and to Florida Education Commissioner Pam
Stewart. Let them know your ideas for how to modernize Florida's
school accountability system. Your voice matters! Make it heard
with these easy tools.
» Start here.
Support a local school - Nathan B. Forrest transitions to
Next fall, Nathan B. Forrest High School will have a new look
and a new name. On December 16, the School Board unanimously
voted to change the school's name. Students selected new name
- Westside High School; the new team - the Wolverines; and the new
colors - red and black. The transition will involve
purchasing new signage, team uniforms and letterhead/stationary,
among other things. If you would like to make a donation to
support Westside High School through this transition, click here.
» Learn more
Tell lawmakers that Florida needs kids who are prepared for the
Your voice is needed to support Common Core State Standards,
new, higher standards that will prepare Florida's students for the
jobs of tomorrow. Learn more about the standards and what YOU can
do at www.jaxpef.org/SupportTheCore.
Advocacy Center: when you speak, elected officials listen
Public officials are making important decisions every day about
issues in education on the local and state level. On all of these
fronts and more, Duval County Public School students are depending
on you to speak up about what our schools need. Get started at our
new Advocacy Center.
» Make your
Learn more about a school near you: Attend a Discover Duval
Discover Duval Schools is a joint initiative of the Jacksonville
Public Education Fund and Duval County Public Schools. These
monthly school tours aim to increase understanding of the diverse
and high-quality academic offerings in the district and will have
different topical focus each month, highlighting a variety of
schools and programs throughout the county.
Register for an upcoming tour
The change starts with you
Want to make a difference in the life of a public school
student? You can start today by volunteering with the Jacksonville
Public Education Fund, Duval County Public Schools or one of a wide
variety of community organizations with a volunteer opportunity
that matches your interests.
» Begin your
Invest in the infrastructure for change
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is able to work with the
community and the schools because of the long-term vision of its
investors, who believe that an informed and active citizenry,
together with attentive and aligned community leadership, will move
our schools forward to prepare students with the skills they need
for future success.
» Invest in the future of our community and