Thank you for attending our inaugural EDTalks luncheon with Geoffrey Canada! We hope that you were as inspired by his message as we were to get involved in our public schools. So, we have one question for you:
Are you ready to jump in the deep end of the pool?
Inspired by Mr. Canada's message, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is partnering with Duval County Public Schools to remove one hurdle to teacher retention. We have established a fund that will cover the $150 cost of taking a required certification for teachers that pass. For brand new teachers, many of whom teach in Title I schools, this cost can be a heavy burden that causes them to leave the classroom.
Will you join us in making sure these critical teachers remain in the classroom? Please consider covering the testing fee for one, three or even ten teachers and help improve teacher retention. In order to invest in our schools and make Duval County an "A" District, we need everyone to dive into this work with us.