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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions. Released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in partnership with Florida Philanthropic Network and Florida Women’s Funding Alliance.

Join Florida Philanthropic Network, Florida Women's Funding Alliance and the Institute for Women's Policy Research for an in-depth look at the report's key findings. 

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Game Changer Village Academy Head Start Students Receive STEAM Lab

Release Date: 
05/04/2018

Before many of the early education students at Village Academy can understand what an architect or software developer actually does, they will be learning hands-on what the basics entail.

The opportunity to explore a physics playground or the marine sciences is thanks to a recent grant from PNC Bank to add a STEAM Lab.

The opening of the lab was part of a culmination of a two-year grant funded by the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great Initiative to enhance preschool education.

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — Charter school chatter

Release Date: 
04/28/2018

The Able Trust recently released the results of its statewide annual Jeannie Amendola Speech & Research Competition.

Advancing out of a crop of 30 students from The Able Trust’s High School High-Tech Program are David Campbell of Broward County High School High Tech; Edward Grillo of Community Initiatives High School High Tech; Desiree Padua of Orange County High School High Tech; and Sharon McSwain, Gadsden County High School High Tech.

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My heart sinks for working women in Florida

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

The very next day, my heart sank when Brenda Tate, CEO of the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation, shared a new report on “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings,” which gave our state a grade of D+, down from a C- in 2002, and a ranking of 38th in the country when it comes to women’s earnings compared to men.   

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Breaking down districts' departmental silos key to long-term change

Release Date: 
03/26/2018

Breaking down silos between departments in K-12 districts is critical to enacting long-term change in schools, Bill Latham, MeTEOR Education CEO and senior program designer writes for EdSurge. He notes that Florida’s Sarasota County Schools has taken that path with the help of a $100,000 STEM-Smart grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, zeroing in on what kind of educational experiences were needed for students and working with faculty, IT staff and vendors to design curriculum tailored to those requirements.

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