Education

Grants

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Receives $90,000 Grant

The grant supports the Education Foundation’s “Inspiring Success with College, Career, Life Readiness” project.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Continuing Education

'Beach University' Returns to Siesta Beach on March 3

The free educational series invites community members and visitors to learn about coastal environments in one-hour sessions.

02/28/2022 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Launches 'Jumpstart Your Future' Program

The foundation will partner with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation to provide 75 low-income students with one-year Florida Prepaid College Foundation Scholarships.

02/25/2022 By Staff

Do the Robot

Sarasota Students Win Robotics State Championship

The students from polytechnic Sarasota high are now headed to the world championship in Texas.

02/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Human Rights

Equality Florida, Project Pride SRQ to Host 'Emergency Say Gay' Rally on Sunday

The event is in response to anti-LGBTQ bills being considered in the Florida Legislature.

02/21/2022 By Megan McDonald

Education

USF Researchers, Students Study Court Program to Help Sex-Trafficking Victims

The researchers’ work could become a model for similar programs around the country.

02/21/2022 By Staff

Awards

Manatee County Names Educator, Support Employee of the Year

Deelah Jackson is a fourth-grade teacher at Samoset Elementary and Kari Keech-Babcock is guidance secretary at Lakewood Ranch High School.

02/21/2022 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation to Name Two Suncoast Credit Union Scholars in 2022

The recipients will each receive a $2,000 scholarship.

02/11/2022 By Staff

Education

Bishop Museum Announces Fossil Expedition for Manatee County Students

Eight students age 11 to 14 can participate in a week-long educational and paleontological expedition to the Nebraska Badlands.

02/09/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Barancik Foundation Launches Fellowship Program for Teacher Renewal

The program will provide as many as 25 awards to Sarasota County educators, each totaling up to $12,000.

02/09/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Community Day School Announces 2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Joining the board this year are Lori Dorman, Rick Siegel, Melissa Walsh and Fred Starling

02/07/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Booker High School Names New Head Football Coach

Scottie Littles has previously served twice as Booker's assistant coach.

02/04/2022 By Staff

Conservation

Disney Fund Helps New College Support Shark Habitats

New College professor Dr. Jayne Gardiner has received a $49,800 grant for her research on great hammerhead sharks in lower Tampa Bay.

02/03/2022 By Staff

If You Build It

Tiny Home Becomes a Hands-On Training Tool for Sarasota Students

Students at Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota built a tiny home on campus.

02/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Education

New College Will Host Inauguration Week for New President

The college will host a week of festivities in Dr. Patricia Okker's honor.

02/02/2022 By Staff

Graduates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties Graduates 22 Youth

The graduates come from Boys & Girls Clubs' STAR and PYE programs.

01/27/2022 By Staff

Education

School District of Manatee County Base Salaries to Increase

The Manatee County school board is scheduled to vote on approval of the ratified agreement at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

01/26/2022 By Staff

Education

CreArte Latino Cultural Center Launches English Classes for Spanish Speakers

Class starts Jan. 26 and will meet every Wednesday for five weeks, from 7-8:30 p.m., via Zoom

01/26/2022 By Staff

Workforce Development

PGT Innovations Launches New Training Program for Sarasota County Students

The program offers hands-on training in a variety of industrial jobs.

01/25/2022 By Staff

Scholarships

Safe Children Coalition Receives Grant to Support Scholarships

These $20,000 will directly support SCC's Achievers program and eight-10 Achievers with scholarships.

01/18/2022 By Staff