Fast Track

New College Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

They are Dr. Esther Barazzone, Dr. Margee Ensign and Larry Geimer.

09/22/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Student Awarded Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship

Liberty Paige was awarded a Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation Scholarship.

09/21/2021 By Staff


New College Moves Up a Spot in U.S. News 'Best College' Rankings

NCF ranked No. 5 among the country's top public liberal arts colleges.

09/14/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Visible Men Academy Appoints New Principal

Gehndyu brings 14 years of experience as science teacher and educational leader to the position.

09/13/2021 By Staff


Despite DeSantis Appeal, Judge Rules School Mask Mandates Can Continue

In addition to allowing school districts to require masks, Judge John Cooper's decision ends the state's sanctions against 13 districts, including Sarasota County, that previously enacted mandates.

09/08/2021 By Megan McDonald


Selby Foundation Awards $820,000 in Scholarships for 2021-2022 School Year

The foundation’s selection committee reviews eligible student applications submitted each spring.

09/07/2021 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in Scholarships

Students in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties receive support and opportunities to pursue further education.

09/02/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Selected to Participate in Smithsonian, Emerson Collective’s Internship Program

The program increases access to internship opportunities for college-level students.

09/01/2021 By Staff


Sarasota School District Updates Face Mask Exemption Policy

The district is now only accepting exemption forms from MDs, DOs and nurse practitioners. The move comes after Venice chiropractor Dan Busch signed more than 500 medical exemption forms.

09/01/2021 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Florida Judge Strikes Down DeSantis' Ban on Mask Mandates in Schools

More Florida children are hospitalized with Covid-19 right now than at any other point in the pandemic.

08/27/2021 By Megan McDonald


Library Foundation For Sarasota County Purchases 400 'MakeDo To Go' Kits

The kits encourage young people to imagine, design and create with a basic cardboard box.

08/26/2021 By Staff

Upcoming Events

Nonprofit to Host Panel About the Black Arts Experience in Higher Education

The event is part of the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative's Arts & Racial Justice/Discovery Series.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota School Board Approves Mask Mandate With Limited Exemptions

The measure will stay in place for 90 days, or until Sarasota County's Covid-19 test positivity rate falls.

08/20/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Florida Scholarship to Help Bullied Kids May Now Go Toward 'Covid Harassment'

The Hope Scholarship helps bullied children transfer schools. Now, the taxpayer-funded Florida program may help children transfer to a private school if they are bullied for wearing—or not wearing—a mask at school.

08/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth


After-School Club Launches at Nokomis Horse Ranch

The club will allow students an opportunity to experience ranch-based learning and horsemanship programs.

08/18/2021 By Staff


New Program Formed to Help Struggling Readers

The Strauss Literacy Initiative is bringing together nonprofits, schools, and education partners to provide awareness about literary challenges like dyslexia.

08/17/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Manatee County School Board Approves Mask Mandate

The mandate will remain in place until Wednesday, Aug. 25, but children and employees will be allowed to opt out.

08/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth


A Sarasota Music School Is Hosting a Back-to-School Party

The Music Compound event will include live musical performances, bounce houses, food trucks, beer samples, crafts and more.

08/13/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Bianca Brown Named Chief Program Officer at Education Foundation

In her new role, Brown will oversee all existing direct student and teacher services and develop and implement new programming.

08/11/2021 By Staff


Sarasota County Schools Announces New Safety Protocols

A rise in pediatric Covid-19 cases caused Sarasota County Schools to make changes to its safety measures on the first day of school.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth