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Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2023
In Duval County today, parents are presented with more options than ever and sorting through the education landscape has been described as a "full time job." This document presents some factors and questions, based on previous conversations with parents, to consider asking schools about when making this important decision.
Descriptors: School Choice, Decision Making, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2022
In October 2021, Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) announced at the start of a new initiative called "1,000 by 2025" with the purpose of recruiting and retaining 1,000 Black and Latino male educators by the year 2025. Given that disproportionalities in student and teacher racial representation continue to persist despite the…
Descriptors: Males, African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2022
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund drew on previous research from various organizations including UNF and STEM2Hub in order to identify community stakeholders who could help us answer the question: What skills do students need to succeed in the 21st century workforce? JPEF conducted interviews and focus groups with educators and a variety of…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Career Education
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2022
This summary is the first in a series of research briefs on student skills for the future. It provides highlights from the full research report, "Initial Findings Report: Student Skills for the Future, Spring 2022. A Landscape Analysis from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund" (ED620417). Given the rate of technological advancement,…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Career Education
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2022
In 2021, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund convened with Kids Hope Alliance, Duval County Public Schools, READ USA, WJCT, Jacksonville Public Library, and others along with Lectio Consulting to plan out the initial stages of the "READJAX" Campaign, with the goal of improving 3rd grade literacy in Duval County. This brief summarizes…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Counties, Public Schools, Grade 3
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2021
Social emotional learning has become a top priority for public education. In response to growing understanding of the importance of mental health, educators have implemented significant measures to help children in crisis and explicitly teach skills to manage emotions in the classroom. Duval County (FL) Public Schools (DCPS) began its first mental…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Emotional Response, Self Control, Mental Health
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2021
Trends across the United States, Florida and Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) indicate that over the last decade, not only are teachers leaving the profession much sooner than in previous years, but there were also fewer teachers entering the profession. The Duval Schools teacher retention rate for the district is approximately 84%. However,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2021
Across the country, millions of students that were expected to enroll in school last Fall did not show up. Public schools are searching for these "missing students" and working to get them back to school, either virtually or brick and mortar. The enrollment drop stands to impact more than just the missing students. Education funding…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Public Schools, Educational Finance
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2020
Public school buildings represent the second largest sector of public infrastructure spending in the United States after roads, and approximately 1 in 6 American children or adults spend every weekday in poorly maintained buildings. Many of the problems of school buildings face are not readily apparent on the surface. While issues such as chipped…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Facilities, Public Schools, Educational Facilities Improvement
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2020
In November 2020, Duval County voters will decide on a half-penny sales tax to fund upgrades to public school buildings across the district. Revenue will be spent to improve public school buildings for traditional and charter schools. Following the 2020 passage of House Bill 7097, revenue from the sales tax will be allocated to charter school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, School Taxes, Educational Facilities Improvement, School Buildings
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2019
In a series of new questions in this year's poll, conducted November 26 to November 30, 2018, Jacksonville community members shared their views on what makes a high quality school. Participants said teachers and parents have a greater impact on school quality than system leaders or community groups; in essence, the closer you are to the student,…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Community Surveys, Public Education, Educational Attitudes
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2017
Duval County Public Schools finds itself at a crossroads with the impending departure of Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Following significant improvements to public education since 2012, where does Duval go from here? How will the Duval County School Board go about appointing a successor? What are some of the key factors that make for a successful…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Personnel Selection, Boards of Education, Board Administrator Relationship
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2016
There is considerable evidence that greater socioeconomic and racial diversity in schools results in better academic and social outcomes for students. But Duval County is often geographically separated by race and income level. While exploring Duval County school enrollment patterns, it was found that African-American students are much more likely…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Low Income Groups, African American Students, Correlation
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2014
School grades were introduced in Florida in 1999, the first such A-F model for reporting on school accountability in the nation. The purpose of school grades was to make it easy for parents and citizens to understand and compare how schools were performing academically, and to compel low-performing schools to improve. Since then, the A-F grades…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Scoring Formulas, Student Evaluation
Jacksonville Public Education Fund, 2014
The landscape of school choice options in public education has been expanding faster than ever over the past decade, nationwide and especially in Florida. With this expansion has come an unprecedented array of new decisions that parents and guardians must learn to navigate as they seek the best school for their children. Options available to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Trends, Parent Attitudes, Preferences
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