These are the materials referenced during FPN's EAG Fall 2018 Convening
Florida education funders and education leaders gathered at Helios Education Foundation in Tampa for an extensive, facilitated planning session.
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.
American schools have famously lagged behind foreign schools in all areas of academic achievement. When James W. Stigler and James Hiebert made their assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) ten years ago, they discovered that the problem with American education is neither one of testing nor curricula, but teaching. A clarion call for treating teaching like the craft it is, The Teaching Gap lays out a clear program for change that administrators, teachers, and parents can implement together. Newly updated with fresh teaching solutions drawn from new research, this educational classic is as vital a teaching tool as ever.
As donor intent evolves and increasing new ways of giving are introduced, how are Florida community foundations adapting their approach to endowments and second generation donors? How can community research impact donor intent? Community Foundations of Florida explored these topics at the 2016 Fall workshop directed at donor services and donor development staff of community foundations.
Revisit presentations from the day's programming and access slideshows below.
Highlights from the Funders Together Florida Summer Meeting Addressing Youth Homelessness from a Funders' Perspective
August 30, 2016
Winter Park, FL
Funders Together Florida Summer Meeting
Presented by Funders Together Florida, a Florida Philanthropic Network affinity group working to end homelessness in the state.
In May, FPN's Education Funders Affinity Group (EAG) reported on Lumina’s latest report on attainment which, for the first time, included high quality post-secondary certifications. The Florida College System's Eric Godin presented data on how Florida is counting and increasing these certifications.
While the Florida Standards have been adopted a couple of years ago, implementation continues. Ben Jackson, partner with TNTP, shared his organization’s work in Florida which has highlighted the challenges and continuing needs for our districts to fully implement the standards.
This introduction to the Every Student Succeeds Act provides an overview of the new federal legislation replacing No Child Left Behind.