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 […]

St. Johns County- Carlisle IT and St. Johns Technical High School Manufacturing Internship and Career/Tech Programs

Project Highlights   St. Johns Technical High School (SJTHS) continues to build business partnerships throughout the community to provide underserved and at risk high school students with industry relevant job skills for future employment.  The Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (IT) Manufacturing Internship Program as well as SJTHS’s Career and Technical Ed programs, such as the Academy […]

Seminole County – Girls Discovering STEM Connections

Project Highlights   Seminole County Public Schools, in collaboration with local STEM industries, implemented Girls Discovering STEM Connections, a series of career exploration camps, during the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year. The program responded to a need by school districts across the nation to engage female students in the career fields of Science, […]

EdWorks Virtual Forum: Challenges of Implementing Florida Standards

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT Join the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) for a webinar surrounding the implementation of the Florida Standards and the challenges educators have faced since their adoption in 2014. We’ll hear from leaders in education on: Research investigating the fidelity of Florida Standards implementation […]

Broward Educator Receives CFEF ‘Invested in Excellence’ Award

Brandon Kyle Jeter, the School District of Broward County’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, received statewide recognition and an award of $1,000 from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and Florida Power & Light July 15 for tremendous impact on the lives of his students, school and community. He was chosen from among 67 county-wide teacher of […]

CFEF Names 2016 Outstanding Public and Private-Sector Partners

As the conduit for private-sector investment and involvement in public schools, Florida’s local education foundations foster deep public/private-sector partnerships school districts throughout the state. With 1,100 business and community leaders now raising more than $63 million annually for classroom innovation and targeted student-support initiatives, countless partners are contributing to the success of school district-wide local […]