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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 is essential.

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.

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: ONE by ONE Public Education Forum

Join us for a ONE by ONE Public Education Forum on March 30. We'll share information about the new Florida Standards and the testing and accountability issues happening in the Legislature this year. Register now!

Support a local school - Nathan B. Forrest transitions to Westside High 

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 future!

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.

» Start here

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 voice heard!

Learn more about a school near you: Attend a Discover Duval Schools tour!

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 search here.

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 schools.

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