Volusia Local Education Foundation Leader Receives Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award

 March 15, 2017 Futures Foundation for Volusia County Schools volunteer leader Paula Gregory, CPA, was surprised with a Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award March 8 at the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) annual Legislative & Education Leadership Reception in Tallahassee. This is the second year the CFEF has partnered with Volunteer Florida to […]

AT&T ‘STEM@Work’ Connecting Classroom Curriculum to Real World for Florida Students this School Year

To provide a critical link from classroom to careers, AT&T is once again partnering with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) this school year to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in school districts across Florida.   Real-world application of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education concepts, problem-solving and critical thinking skills will all […]

“Florida had 11 [education] foundations in the top 50, with six in the top 25.”

(Jan. 11, 2017) – Dewey & Associates recently announced the results of their annual study where 11 of CFEF’s member organizations held positions in the nation’s top 50 education foundations in 2016. Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations describes their mission as “advocating for the importance of K-12 education foundations while recognizing those that do […]

Outstanding Superintendent & School Board Member Receive Statewide “STAR” Recognition from Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Two Florida school system leaders were recognized for their exemplary leadership by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) December 1st at the 71st Annual Joint Conference of Florida School Boards Association and Florida Association of District School Superintendents in Tampa.   They were chosen from among several local finalists for championing community and business involvement […]

Motorola ‘STEM Solutions’ Grant Winners Announced

Motorola Solutions Foundation Florida 2016-17 ‘STEM Solutions’ Grant Recipients Announced November 1, 2016 Creating aquaponics gardens in an after-school program.  Launching a high-altitude weather balloon.  Earning certification in Solidworks 3D software and getting introduced to related careers. Students throughout Florida will have these hand-on STEM education experiences and more this school year thanks to a […]

Polk County— Polk Reads

Project Highlights The Polk Reads program placed tutors at low-performing elementary schools in Polk County (schools with grade of C, D or F) to provide one-on-one tutoring to K-3 students the school identifies as struggling readers.  The tutors, in collaboration with the teachers, provide one-on-one tutoring to students for 30 minutes, three times a week. […]

Marion County- Kinder Tool Kits

Project Highlights Each year there are many Marion County kindergarten students who come to school lacking readiness skills and are starting school already behind their peers. For example, at seven our local elementary schools, the majority of the kindergarten students scored non- proficient on the statewide September AIMS Web Testing assessment. The goal of this […]

Miami-Dade County— SmartPath to College

Project Highlights The Education Fund’s SmartPath to College program aims to change the environment, curriculum and culture of eight high-need public high schools to feature a consistent emphasis on postsecondary opportunities as a way to ensure students enroll in college and have the requisite skills to persist and eventually earn a post-secondary degree. SmartPath has […]

Lee County— Collegium for the Advancement of Education

Project Highlights   Collegium for the Advancement of Education is a program that shares Best Practices for excellence in teaching based on the integration of the Sterling and Glasser models of Quality Training. Teachers trained in this philosophy develop ways to examine data, set and monitor goals, and utilize quality tools in the classroom. The […]