Wings of Hope

Butterflies of Hope & Remembrance Uses the 75th Anniversary of Holocaust Liberation as a Communitywide Teaching Tool

This year-long series will bring educational programs and events to the Sarasota-Manatee area.

02/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

How to Save a Life

Simulated Teenagers Are Training Sarasota County School Staff to Help Troubled Students

The new training is a response to a spreading mental health crisis among young Americans.

01/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Football

Billy Huthman Named Head Football Coach at North Port High School

Huthman was the North Port Bobcats; assistant football coach during the 2019-20 season and was responsible for quarterbacks and special teams.

12/27/2019 By Staff

Paying tribute

Newtown Alive, School System Partner to Honor an Education Pioneer

The organizations plan to commemorate Dorothye Smith, the first African-American principal to be hired at an integrated Sarasota County school.

12/20/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Awards

Heather Young Named Sarasota County School District 2020 Teacher of the Year

Young is a 22-year veteran teacher.

12/12/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County School Board Appoints Jody Dumas as Assistant Superintendent

Dumas will also serve as the school system's chief operating officer.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Education

School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

ONEPass is a partnership to expand teacher, staff and student access to a variety of diverse learning tools.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Education

Mitsi Corcoran Named Acting Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

The appointment comes as the School Board unanimously voted toapprove a mutual separation with current superintendent Todd Bowden.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Education

Superintendent Accepts School Board Exit Plan

If the Sarasota County School Board approves a new agreement at its next meeting, superintendent Todd Bowden will step down on Dec. 31.

11/12/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Announces 2020 'Principal of the Year'

The school system also named the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Awards

Government Finance Officers Association Honors Sarasota County Schools

The school system was awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Awards

ALSO Youth Names Sarasota County Schools '2019 Partner of the Year'

The school system was honored for its emphasis on increasing awareness for LGBTQ+ issues.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota and Manatee County Schools Receive 2019 Grades

Sarasota County received an A grade for 2018-19, and Manatee County received a B.

07/12/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

Sarasota County Schools Receives 'District of the Year' Award from Cambridge International

The Cambridge program was first implemented at Sarasota High School in 2011.

04/17/2019 Photography by Staff

Education

School District Honors Past, Present and Future Educators

Sarasota County Schools recently recognized three female educators for their impact and contributions: Sydney Burrows, Sue D'Angelo and Deb Schultz.

03/08/2019 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle Principal Picked for National Arts Education Nonprofit Board

LaShawn Frost was recently selected to serve on the board of the Arts Schools Network.

02/26/2019 By Staff

Education

Local Graduation Rates Up

The graduation rate in Sarasota County schools increased by 4.1 percentage points this year, while the rate increased by 4.3 points in Manatee County.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Education

New Grant Intended to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A $5 million federal grant awarded to the University of Florida will be used to boost education in 11 Florida counties, including Sarasota and Manatee counties.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Thirteen New Machinists Graduate From Workforce Training Program

This year's class brings the total number of graduates in the program to 102.

07/11/2018 By Staff

Politics

School Board Debates Set for June 7 and 21

The next two Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheons will feature debates between candidates for the Sarasota County School Board.

05/23/2018 By Staff