Fast Track

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Elects New Board Members

Steve Krause, Nelle Miller, Malissa Maurice and Elizabeth Donofrio have all been named to the board.

06/25/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

New College Appoints Marjorie Thomas as Vice-President for Student Affairs

Thomas was previously the Dean of Students at the College of William & Mary.

06/24/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Patricia Okker Confirmed by Florida Board of Governors as New College President

Okker, who served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri since 2017, will assume the role on July 1, 2021.

06/23/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

ALSO Youth Announces New Executive Director

The organization also recently announced its 2021 scholarship recipients.

06/21/2021 By Staff

Scholarships

Students Honored at Dolphin Aviation Scholarship Awards

Dolphin Aviation owner Ron Ciaravella has been awarding scholarships for the past 20 years.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Reading

Local Students Dive into Reading to Prevent 'Summer Slide'

The annual program works with students from local Title I schools to increase children’s literacy levels during summer break.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota School District Announces Interim Principal for Southside Elementary School

The school system also named a new principal for Sarasota Middle School.

06/09/2021 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation Announces Partnership with Bank of America

A $15,000 grant from the bank's charitable foundation will help fund the county's Student Success Program.

06/09/2021 By Staff

Grants

New College Foundation Receives Equity and Access Grant

The $20,500 in funding comes from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

06/03/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Schools Announces New Principals for Phillippi Shores Elementary, Venice High

Holly Staley has been named principal of Phillippi Shores Elementary and Zoltan Kerestely principal of Venice High School

06/03/2021 By Staff

A breath of fresh air

Nonprofit Project Breaks Down Barriers Between Kids and the Natural World

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation is helping turn nature into an outdoor classroom.

06/02/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Education

Florida Department of Education Invites Public Input on Proposed Standards

The DOE opened Rule 6A-1.09401, Florida Administrative Code, for rule development to adopt or revise student academic standards for several content areas.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Visible Men Academy Names New CEO, Board Members

VMA co-founder A. Parker Louis has been appointed permanent CEO; he has been acting as interim CEO since Neil Phillips stepped down in February.

05/27/2021 By Staff

Scholarships

Port Manatee Propeller Club Awards Scholarships

Each year, the Propeller Club gives out scholarships funded through the proceeds of its annual golf outing.

05/26/2021 By Staff

Education

Ringling College Receives $500,000 Gift

The funds come from the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust to support Premier Makerspace and student scholarships.

05/26/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee County Schools Fills Three Senior Leadership Positions

The roles include a new deputy superintendent of instructional services, a new chief operations officer and a new director of construction services.

05/21/2021 By Staff

Education

Barancik Foundations Awards First 'Ripple Effect' Awards to Sarasota County Teachers

The newly established, semi-annual prize acknowledges outstanding teachers who have impacted lives in and outside classrooms.

05/18/2021 By Staff

Education

New College Student Wins Ozy Genius Award for Invention

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt received a $10,000 grant for her mobile solar carport with an integrated electric vehicle charger.

05/17/2021 By Staff

Awards

USF Associate Professor Marie Byrd Wins Research Award

Byrd has focused her scholarship on the intersection of race and gender for school-aged Black girls and the resulting complexity of their social, emotional and academic development.

05/12/2021 By Staff

Education

Ringling College, Patterson Foundation Launch Patriot Plaza Virtual Tour

The virtual tour is available to teachers, home schoolers, and students in Sarasota County through EdExploreSRQ.

05/12/2021 By Staff