Education

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

Education

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

News

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

Covid-19

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

Back to School

Here’s What You Need to Know About Covid-19 School Safety Protocols

Here's a rundown of what the Sarasota County and Manatee County school districts are doing to keep kids and staff safe.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Education

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships

This year, WBTT had enough funding to provide eight young people with scholarships of $2,000 each.

08/04/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Ringling College Appoints New Senior Leadership

Dr. Tracy A. Wagner has been named executive vice-president and Dr. Jason L. Good vice-president for enrollment management and marketing.

08/02/2021 By Staff

Education

USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Faculty Promoted, Awarded Tenure

Faizan Ali and Zacharias Pieri have each been awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor from assistant professor.

07/27/2021 By Staff

Jobs

Manatee School District Seeking to Fill Positions

The school district will hold a job fair on Tuesday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

07/22/2021 By Staff

Grants

Visible Men Academy Receives $27,200 Grant

The funds come from the Truist Foundation.

07/15/2021 By Staff

Education

Debate Over Critical Race Theory Explodes at Sarasota County School Board Meeting

Local teachers have been targeted by an anonymous Facebook group.

07/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Education

Education Foundation CEO Elected Chair of Statewide Group

Jennifer Vigne will serve as one of four officers with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.

07/09/2021 By Staff

Education

New Program Will Help Students Write Stronger College Entrance Essays

The free New College of Florida workshops will be offered online to local students.

07/08/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Selects Panic Alert Solution for Alyssa’s Law Requirement

The law requires all Florida public schools to have a mobile panic alarm system.

07/07/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota-Manatee Students Named Bank of America 'Student Leaders'

Maria Alonzo and Chloe Bernal have been selected for the annual internship program.

07/07/2021 By Staff

Education

New College Welcomes a New President

Brand-new leader Patricia Okker on her long career in education, the value of the liberal arts, and her passion for powerlifting.

07/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Good Deeds

Local Foundations Recognize Summer Learning Efforts

The cumulative gifts to summer teachers added up to more than $40,000.

06/30/2021 By Staff

Arts Education

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Launches 'Syllabus of Color' Initiative

A $106,700 grant from the Barancik Foundation will be directed to hiring teaching artists, community relations managers and a project manager.

06/28/2021 By Staff