Trey Csar

Monday on “First Coast Connect" we talked about education with Duval County School Board member 

Becki Couch and Jacksonville Public Education Fund executive director Trey Csar. We heard about telemedicine with Triage Logic CEO Charu Raheja. Cole Pepper reviewed the Jaguars selections in the NFL draft, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Piotr Szewczyk talked about an upcoming free concert during Wednesday’s Artwalk.  

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People’s perception of public education in Duval County continues to be at odds with reality in some key areas, according to the fourth annual Public Education Perceptions Poll sponsored by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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Twenty Duval County teachers have won a $500 PowerUp Jax innovation grant for their project proposals.  And one of those teachers will get a bit of extra money, based on public sentiment.


The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is looking for a few hundred people who want to help improve the schools. 

The organization has begun accepting applications for its fourth annual One by One Convention to be held Saturday, Jan. 23. 

JPEF President Trey Csar says this year the conversation will focus on equity.

  The Jacksonville Public Education Fund released its annual public education perceptions poll this week.

The results found that most Duval County residents support a small increase in taxes to support public education.

We discuss the numbers with JPEF President Trey Csar.

Table 3. Districts by lifetime earnings and years to high annual salaries Rank: 98 District: Duval County (FL) Years to adjusted maximum salary benchmark ($68,000): 24 years Adjusted starting salary: $39,059 Adjusted ending salary: $69,427 Adjusted lifeti
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UPDATED 11:30 a.m.: This story has been updated with responses from Duval Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.

A new study shows lifetime earnings for Duval County Public School teachers rank among the lowest of the nation’s largest school districts.

According to the report by the D.C.-based National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), the district lands in 98th place out of 125.  

Trey Csar standing in front of presentation screen
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Nearly half of all rising sixth and ninth graders in Duval County Public Schools are not attending their neighborhood school, and a sizable portion are now attending charter schools.

That’s according to a months-long study on local school choice released Monday morning by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF), an education advocacy and research policy group.

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The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is the latest group weighing in on Duval County’s open enrollment debate with its own recommendations.

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Organizers of the second annual One-by-One Convention called this weekend's event, which saw about 400 attendees, a huge success. But there's still work to be done, they said.