Girls Inc. Launches STEM-Based Program at New College

The intensive five-year "Eureka!" program is for girls entering the eighth grade.

10/18/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

ODA Appoints New Head of School

Debra Otey will begin her new role on July 1, 2022.

10/13/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Three to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

They are Michael Fuller, Taylor Collins and Dominic DiMaio.

10/11/2021 By Staff


Sarasota County Schools Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Twenty-nine local students have been named semifinalists.

10/07/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Names Five Teachers as 'Ripple Effect' Award Winners

They are Christine Dapra, Deb Hogue, Taleisa Schlemmer, Tina Slattery and Brian Upholz.

09/29/2021 By Staff

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Five New Board Members Join Visible Men Academy

They are Melissa Dunlap, Marilyn Kline, Victor McTeer, George Quarterman and Rev. Christian Wood.

09/28/2021 By Staff

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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