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

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 to Education Foundation of Sarasota County

The leveraged grant supports the EFSC’s work as backbone organization and convener of the Local College Access Network.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Education

School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

ONEPass is a partnership to expand teacher, staff and student access to a variety of diverse learning tools.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Campus Conversation

New College Professor Discusses Our Relationship with Animals

Dr. Nicolas Delon will give a talk on Nov. 21 at New College in the Cook Hall Living Room; the public is invited to attend.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Education

Mitsi Corcoran Named Acting Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

The appointment comes as the School Board unanimously voted toapprove a mutual separation with current superintendent Todd Bowden.

11/19/2019 By Staff

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.

11/12/2019 By Staff