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Dec 06, 2016
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On February 24, 2017, the new iteration of the Evening of Excellence will celebrate a season of travelling art, salons, and the selection of the 25 top art pieces among high schools students. Businesses and families are encouraged to contact the Education Foundation to sponsor at levels ranging from

Oct 19, 2016
by CAMILLE CLINE
Category: Blog Upcoming Events

For the third consecutive year, the Interior Design Society of Sarasota has supported arts education by donating proceeds from its annual Party on the Pass, held every October. Not only do the ticket sales and auction items promote a greater appreciation for and technical skill in the arts for Saras

Jan 31, 2017
by CAMILLE CLINE
Category: Blog Upcoming Events

“I really just love being a teacher and spending the day with other teachers and students. This is the toughest job I’ve ever loved. To be a teacher is more than a job—it’s a lifestyle; you have to live it.”— Edward Hashey, Wilkinson Elementary School fifth-grade teacher, upon receiving Sarasota Cou

Jan 28, 2017
by JENNIFER VIGNE
Category: Blog

Innovative Partners in Teaching and Learning BY JENNIFER VIGNE SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY JAN 28, 2017 In two weeks, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County will launch a pilot Java Boot Camp at Booker High School as part of our College & Career Readiness Initiative. By the

Feb 08, 2017
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View 20 stunning createSRQ art works hand selected from over 250 high school student submissions. From paintings to sculptures, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy! The 20 student art pieces will be on display at the following locations from February 8-23, 2017. Love what you see?

Mar 04, 2017
by JENNIFER VIGNE
Category: Blog

BY JENNIFER VIGNE SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY MAR 4, 2017 Today’s world is changing at an accelerated rate and it has never been more important to prepare students for life after high school graduation. Current research professes that providing interactive career exploration act

Mar 20, 2017
by MICHELLE YOUNG
Category: Blog

Attention Class of 2018: Here's a great opportunity to earn community service hours while representing the student voice as an Education Foundation of Sarasota County Board Member! Applications are due on April 15, 2017. Learn more and apply by clicking here . If you have any questions, please conta

Apr 01, 2017
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Category: Blog

Thanks to YOUR support, we met the challenge of raising $150,000 for the Lori White Endowment Fund by March 31, resulting in an additional $50,000 capping grant provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. The Lori White Endowment Fund was established to provide unique professional develop

Apr 03, 2017
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The final match of the Academic Olympics season came to a close with Venice High School overtaking reigning champion Pine View during an intense battle on April 1, 2017. The 36th year of the competition ended with the Venice Indians taking home the “Culture Vulture” trophy with a final score of 228-

Apr 12, 2017
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Twelve students from Sarasota County (8 high school and 4 middle school) qualified to participate in the 2017 State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida following wins in the 2017 STEM Summit in partnership with Sarasota County Schools. This is our third year sending students to SSEF, and