Florida education funders and education leaders gathered at Central Florida Foundation in Orlando for presentations on Florida Policy Landscape for Early Success, Early Success Plans, High School Graduation Rates and Statistical Dissconnects, and Innovative Scholarships' Survey Results and Goals. In addition, Philanthropy's Role with the Florida Partnership for Attainment was discussed.
Florida education funders and education leaders gathered at Quail Hollow Elementary School for a unique hands-on experience observing effective instruction consistent with the Florida Standards, interactions with principals and teachers and discussion on challenges and accomplishments. Funders also heard initial results and next steps of the College Access and Success Initiative, as well as insights into the upcoming legislative session.
With help from a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg will be rolling out training next fall for students and the general public in a mock Wall Street trading room. “The room is all set up and ready to go,” says Sridhar (Sri) Sundaram, ...
A pilot project of the FutureMakers Coalition will address the foundational skills that were identified by local employers as barriers to hiring from the local workforce. The coalition’s Persistence and Progress Regional Action Team designed the project based on the type of training area employers say is missing from the education system in Southwest Florida.