Riverview High School senior adapts to learning in remote environment

LEARNING TO ADAPT, ADAPTING TO LEARN Camila Fermín Editors note: A limited series with teachers and students in partnership with the Education Foundation of Sarasota County describing how students are adapting to the new school year’s pandemic-altered ... continue reading

Resourceful teachers in Sarasota County show how to adapt

Earl Young | Director of Operations & System Improvements In scientific terms, adaptation is defined as an adjustment to environmental conditions, such as modification of an organism or its parts that make it more fit ... continue reading

In pandemic, matching students with mentors especially beneficial

Holly Gray | Director of Student Support Recently, volunteer mentors and I have had an uptick of texts and emails from students we serve. Their messages are along the lines of “just saying hi” and ... continue reading

Applying Math, Science and Engineering Principles to Idea Creation Techniques

Pine View teacher Laura Bradley wanted to apply math, science and engineering principles in designing a more innovative approach to lessons that would help her third-grade students create new and worthwhile ideas while collaborating to ... continue reading

It is time to plan on persisting

Thomas Williams | PLANit Sarasota Director Persistence, at its core, is a continued pursuit of the journey despite obstacles and challenges. From an educational perspective, persistence is the student who overcomes odds to become the ... continue reading

A place to amplify the authentic power of teachers’ voices

Es Swihart, Teacher at Riverview High School and Board Member When we support teachers, we support students. When teachers are uplifted, students are uplifted. Study after study shows that the most significant influencing factor on ... continue reading

A place for students to launch their futures

Suzanne Burke | Senior Director for College, Career & Life Readiness Posted Aug 4, 2020 | It comes as a surprise to many people that students often need to be taught how to ask for ... continue reading

Uncommon times call for thinking in new place and ways

Jennifer Vigne, President & CEO Posted Jul 28, 2020 | When this time of uncertainty has passed, will we be able to confidently reflect that we harnessed our creativity, embraced our vulnerability, and seized the ... continue reading

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Elects New Board Members  

Brock Leach, Chair Britt Riner, Immediate Past Chair Es Swihart, Vice Chair & Teacher Representative, RHS Linda Jellison, Treasurer Nancy Harris, Secretary (July 14, 2020) – The Education Foundation of Sarasota County (EFSC) announced the ... continue reading

Prototyping new solutions for student success

Brock Leach | Board of Directors Chair Posted Jul 22, 2020 | The Education Foundation of Sarasota County and a consortium of community partners are exploring how to help students graduate with a sense of ... continue reading


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