Workshops

Women's Resource Center Will Host Federal Student Aid Application Workshop

The workshop will offer free assistance with completing the FAFSA and other scholarship applications.

02/13/2020 By Staff

Conferences

Florida Creativity Conference Set For March 6-8

The annual symposium features professionals from the business, education, the arts, philanthropy and health and wellness industries who study creativity and how it transforms lives.

02/10/2020 By Staff

How to Save a Life

Simulated Teenagers Are Training Sarasota County School Staff to Help Troubled Students

The new training is a response to a spreading mental health crisis among young Americans.

01/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Unity Awards

Jacquelyn Paulk and David Rubin Help Kids SOAR

Jacquelyn Paulk's passion for students and parents is legendary. With the help of David Rubin, her SOAR Learning Center is thriving.

01/30/2020 By Susan Burns

Education

Island Village Montessori School to Consolidate Campuses

The school will offer placement to current Sarasota students at the Venice campus.

01/23/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Military Academy Raises $82,000 Through Donor Match Campaign

Phyllis Siskel matched $41,000 collected by Sarasota Military Academy cadets.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Education

Florida Graduation Rate Climbs to 86.9 Percent

High school graduation rates have increased by 27.7 percent since 2003-04.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Charter School Program Wins International Education Award

Sarasota Military Academy's Operation Outbreak was named the world’s most innovative hybrid learning program.

12/26/2019 By Staff

Grants

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Announces $225,235 in Grants

Nearly 34,000 students will be impacted by the awards, which directly benefit 244 teachers and 43 K-12 schools.

12/26/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Dr. Tracy Wagner Appointed to Higher Education Facilities Financing Authority

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Wagner, Ringling College's vice-president for finance and administration, to a five-year term.

12/20/2019 By Staff

Paying tribute

Newtown Alive, School System Partner to Honor an Education Pioneer

The organizations plan to commemorate Dorothye Smith, the first African-American principal to be hired at an integrated Sarasota County school.

12/20/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Safety

Swimming Pool Association Wants to Reduce the Number of Childhood Drownings

The organization is asking for $200,000 in state funding to make swimming lessons accessible to all kids.

12/20/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Fast Track

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Names Chief Development Officer

Diana L. Dill will serve as the principal fundraising officer for the foundation.

12/18/2019 By Staff

Education

Million-Dollar Gift Benefits Sarasota County Schools Teachers

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County will administer $350 gift awards from Sarasota businessman Eric Baird by the end of the year.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Awards

Heather Young Named Sarasota County School District 2020 Teacher of the Year

Young is a 22-year veteran teacher.

12/12/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Day School Receives $500,000 Gift

The funds will be used to create an endowment fund for scholarships and to support the building of the school's new Offutt Art Studio.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County School Board Appoints Jody Dumas as Assistant Superintendent

Dumas will also serve as the school system's chief operating officer.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Education

Supervisor of Elections Accepting Scholarship Applications

Florida Supervisors of Elections is offering a total of three $1,200 scholarships to eligible college/university juniors or seniors.

12/05/2019 By Staff

Marine corps

Mote Summit Aims to Encourage (and Fund) Innovative Youth Conservation Projects

Over the last nine years, the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit has awarded 140 mini-grants to help young people start environmental initiatives.

12/04/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Awards

Community Day School Selects Sue Rosin for Goldie Feldman Award

Rosin will be recognized for her years of volunteering with the school's literacy program.

12/02/2019 By Staff