Education

Superintendent Accepts School Board Exit Plan

If the Sarasota County School Board approves a new agreement at its next meeting, superintendent Todd Bowden will step down on Dec. 31.

10:05am By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Military Academy Invited to Reimagine Education Awards in London

The school was recognized for its Operation Outbreak program, which offered students the experience of participating of a disease outbreak scenario.

11/08/2019 By Staff

History Today

With Public Event, New College Students Will Commemorate the Fall of the Berlin Wall

New College students built a replica of the Berlin Wall and will demolish it at a public event Nov. 8, commemorating its fall 30 years ago.

11/07/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Education

Sarasota County Schools, Newtown Alive Partner to Honor Dorothye Smith

Smith was the first African-American principal hired within the integrated school system in Sarasota County.

11/06/2019 Photography by Staff

Literacy

Reading Initiative in Sarasota Outperforms National Average for Third Year

A report found that 80 percent of Sarasota County students who received a full series of lessons last year reached average to above-average levels of reading and writing.

10/31/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Local Teens Receive Scholarships From Sportscaster Dick Vitale

For the past 22 years, Dick and Lorraine Vitale have donated $5,000 each year to be distributed to deserving members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

10/21/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Professional Named Air Force Association STEM Teacher of the Year

Brown received accolades for his previous achievements and the “Inspire Project” curriculum.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Announces 2020 'Principal of the Year'

The school system also named the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Education

REACH Manatee Presents 'College & Career Readiness' Conference

The free event is focused on helping families understand the college and career options for their students.

10/10/2019 By Staff

Awards

Government Finance Officers Association Honors Sarasota County Schools

The school system was awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Education

DeSantis Proposes Increase in Florida Teachers' Starting Salaries

The governor's proposal would raise Florida teachers' starting salaries from $37,636 to $47,500.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Elects New Board Members

The board elected community members, teachers and student representatives.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Lectures

Sarasota Military Academy Announces 2019-2020 'Inspire Project' Speaker List

The programming focuses on three topics: health, equality and the Earth.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Awards

ALSO Youth Names Sarasota County Schools '2019 Partner of the Year'

The school system was honored for its emphasis on increasing awareness for LGBTQ+ issues.

10/04/2019 By Staff