Colleges Are Reopening in Sarasota This Month

We ask administrators and students how they’re approaching learning during a pandemic.

08/13/2020 By Giulia Heyward


New Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Sworn In

Dr. Brennan Asplen was previously the deputy superintendent in charge of academic and student services for St. Johns County Schools.

08/10/2020 By Staff


Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honored as National Pacesetter

Pacesetter Honors highlight communities that make measurable progress on key indicators of early school success.

08/05/2020 By Staff


Girl Scouts Announce 2020 College Scholarship Recipients

This year's recipients include five Girl Scouts from Sarasota County.

08/05/2020 By Staff

Back to School?

Parents and Teachers Face Difficult Decisions as Schools Begin to Reopen

As the number of area residents with COVID-19 continues to grow, parents are being forced to decide whether to send their kids back to school, and teachers are wondering if it's safe to go back to work.

07/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Bank of America Names Sarasota-Manatee-Area Youth to Student Leaders Program

Anayeli Alvarado and Maya Dean-Elois will participate in the six-week paid summer internship program.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Music Compound Hires Education Coordinator

Elisha Jennings will provide support and assistance to students, parents, teachers and program stakeholders.

07/22/2020 By Staff


Manatee County Schools Share Reopening Plans, Video

Manatee County classrooms reopen for students on Aug. 17.

07/22/2020 By Staff

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USF Sarasota-Manatee Appoints New Business School Dean

Dr. Jean D. Kabongo is a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship.

07/21/2020 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County School Board Names New Superintendent

Dr. Brennan Asplen was previously deputy superintendent in charge of academic and student services for St. Johns County Schools.

07/16/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County School Board Wants to Push Back Reopening

The board wants to move the 2020-21 school year start date to Aug. 31.

07/14/2020 By Staff


Music Compound to Launch The Music Academy

The academy will offer core curriculum virtually, with afternoon electives in the arts.

07/13/2020 By Staff


New College of Florida, UF to Establish Dual Degree Program

Students in the five-year program would complete their first two years at New College and the final three years at UF.

07/07/2020 By Staff


Florida Education Commissioner Orders Schools to Reopen This Fall

However, local health officials have the option to override it.

07/07/2020 By Staff


University of South Florida Consolidation Takes Effect July 1

Consolidating from three separately accredited institutions is a requirement of a Florida law passed in 2018 and amended in 2019.

06/30/2020 By Staff


The Oaks Women's Club Awards Scholarships to 16 High Schoolers

The 2020 awards are based on academic excellence, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership skills and level of community service.

06/29/2020 By Staff


DeSantis Signs Bill Increasing Teacher Salaries Into Law

The new law raises the minimum base pay for full-time classroom teachers to $47,500.

06/25/2020 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Scholarships

More than 400 students received funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

06/24/2020 By Staff

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Jane Goodwin Named President of Florida School Boards Association

Goodwin is the most recent past chair of the Sarasota County School Board.

06/22/2020 By Staff


USF Invests $20 Million in Student Aid Due to COVID-19

The university has begun awarding the We Got U-SF Scholarship and Waiver to nearly 22,000 eligible undergraduate and graduate students

06/16/2020 Photography by Staff