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inBRIEF Issue 7: School Choice

PB7Cover ThumbnailThe landscape of school choice options in public education has been expanding faster than ever. With this expansion has come an unprecedented array of decisions for parents and caregivers to navigate in determining the best type of school for their children.

A new policy brief by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund examines the complex system of school choice in Duval County, and how parents find their way through it.

Join us for the release of Complex Choices: How Parents Navigate School Options in Duval County  -- keep reading to download the report and register for a live webinar!

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Show your support for innovative projects among QEA Schools!

Currently on PowerUP Jax, there are innovative teacher projects from QEA Schools waiting to become a reality to improve student achievement and provide hands-on learning experiences. A small gift of $5 to $20 brings a project closer to becoming fully funded. Plus, PowerUP Jax lead sponsor Community First is matching donations dollar for dollar.

Learn about the innovative projects that''ll benefit QEA schools today!

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Bringing local innovation to the national stage

October has been a big month -- and we're excited to announce several opportunities that are bringing local education innovation to a national audience.

Keep reading to learn more about how people around the U.S. are learning from progress right here in Duval County.

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School Facts Jax to be featured at SXSWedu 2015!

A few months ago, we asked for your help in sending us to the 2015 South by Southwest Education conference (SXSWedu) to share School Facts Jax with an audience of national education and technology leaders as an example of the innovative efforts happening around community engagement and public education in Jacksonville.  Today, we are thrilled to let you know you did it!

 

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Faces of transformation: ONE by ONE delegates get first-hand view of Quality Education for All Fund investments

On October 6, about 70 ONE by ONE Delegates and community members met at The Leadership Schools at Eugene J. Butler to learn more about the Quality Education for All (QEA) Fund and to brainstorm ideas about how to get the community involved in this transformation effort. The QEA Fund is an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, in partnership with Duval County Public Schools and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

Continue reading to learn about this transformation effort.

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