Barnhouse: Persisting improves student success in Sarasota and Manatee counties

POSTED Nov 12, 2019 at 8:49 AM Richard Barnhouse, vice president of student services and enrollment management at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, says persistence is a complex issue baked into educators. Keep reading.

Eavey: Growing tomorrow’s workforce in Sarasota County starts with career preparation

Posted NOV 5, 2019 at 8:13 AM It has been a long time since a high school diploma could help new graduates land decent-paying jobs. Today’s reality is that local and nationwide employers are frustrated ... continue reading

Helping Students Find Intentional Purpose

Posted NOV 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM The North Star strategy at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County is for all students to graduate with purpose prepared for their postsecondary future. Our job is not ... continue reading

Scholarship helps Sarasota student’s dream become reality

Posted OCT 29, 2019 at 12:49 PM A University of Florida environmental engineering student says a scholarship from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County took enormous pressure off her family. Keep reading. 

Student Success Centers put focus on post-secondary life

Posted OCT 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM The room is full of beanbag chairs and sofas. One wall is chartreuse, though all of them are covered in inspirational quotes, with one reading, “Whether you think ... continue reading

Gray: Sarasota County students can learn to overcome obstacles and succeed

Posted OCT 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM The Education Foundation of Sarasota County’s new mentoring program, now in its pilot year, carefully matches student mentees with volunteer mentors who are provided with training and support ... continue reading

Sarasota education foundation student board members sound off

Posted OCT 15, 2019 at 2:48 PM Keeping up with students’ viewpoints is a commitment of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, which reserves seats for two high school seniors to actively participate on the ... continue reading

Burke: ‘Screenagers’ film helps teens develop stress resilience

Posted OCT 8, 2019 at 6:00 AM Millions of young people nationwide experience high stress and depression. Since 2011, there has been a 59% increase in teens reporting depressive symptoms. In a 2017 survey conducted ... continue reading

Explorations bring education for Sarasota County students to life

Posted OCT 1, 2019 at 9:12 AM EdExploreSRQ was launched through a community partnership involving Sarasota County Schools, The Patterson Foundation, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, the Arts ... continue reading

Vigne: Applying for financial aid boosts student support and postsecondary success

Posted AUG 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM When cost is a top reason many students give for not pursuing or completing postsecondary education, it is astounding that in 2018 alone, 661,000 graduates who were eligible ... continue reading


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