This report and the ERS analysis were made possible through funding from Jacksonville Public Education Fundand the Duval County Public Schools. ERS would like to thank the many people in Duval that worked tirelessly helping us organize meetings, gather and interpret data, and generate insights. Thanks to Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals and Dept. Superintendent Pat Willis, Phil Mobley, Vicki Reynolds, Debbie Menard, Tim Ballentine, MikePerrone, Lawrence Dennis, Tony Bellamy, Jackie Byrd, Elaine Mann, and the rest of the DCPS leadership team. While economic times are tough, DCPS leaders are poised to make smart, strategic and bold decisions to move thedistrict forward towards being an exemplary urban district for the country. Given the deep commitment of both thedistrict and the community, we expect the next steps laid out in this report to lead to unprecedented success.
Education Resource Strategies (ERS)
is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping urban school systemsorganize talent, time and money to create great schools at scale. This report is the culmination of a year of hard work from many ERS staff including: Karen Hawley Miles, Funmi Haastrup, Betty Hsu, Keri Munkwitz, JuraChung, Elliot Watts, Beth Rabbit, Anna Sommers, Allison Hausman, Coralie DiTommaso, and Justin Burniske.Cover Photo:
Students at Jeb Stuart Middle School represent DCPS at the national “Let’s Move!” campaign to fight
childhood obesity. Courtesy of Duval County Public Schools.