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The Florida Education Foundation promotes and supports academic excellence for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in Florida. The Foundation recognizes outstanding teachers and education contributors, develops strategic alliances with business organizations and advances statewide education initiatives.


April 23rd, 2014

~ Names finalists for Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 1, 2014 –Commissioner Pam Stewart today announced five finalists for the 2014 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year award. This award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to their schools and communities.

March 28th, 2014


~ State Farm contributes $100,000 to promote Florida Standards ~

February 17th, 2014

~ Program encourages STEM students to pursue in-state postsecondary careers ~

Tallahassee, Fla.,February 14, 2014 – Over the past two days, Florida's highest-achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students joined their peers statewide to be honored during the 2014 Sunshine State Scholars program.

For a list of the scholars, click here.

January 21st, 2014

The Florida Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Sunshine State Scholars.  These students are the top 11th graders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and represent every school district in Florida. On Feb 13 & 14,  they will be recognized in Orlando for their academic achievements and recruited to pursue their postsecondary education and STEM-related careers in Florida.Click on the link above.

September 30th, 2013

Ten Florida teachers are recipients of STEM-related service learning grants funded by State Farm through the Sunshine State Scholars program. These projects will be implemented throughout the 2013-14 school year.  For a list of teachers, schools, and summaries of the projects, CLICK HERE.

November 6th, 2013

Tallahassee, Fla., November 6, 2013– Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart named Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins the 2013 District Data Leader of the Year. Jenkins was honored for making data-driven decisions to motivate students, narrow achievement gaps and boost parental and community involvement. The commissioner presented the award at a ceremony and luncheon in Tallahassee sponsored by Microsoft and the Florida Education Foundation.

May 13th, 2013

The Florida Education Foundation and Commissioner Tony Bennett invite you to join us as we celebrate private sector engagement in public education at the 26th Annual Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards (CBRA) on Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tampa. Over 80 businesses from throughout Florida will be honored for their innovative partnerships with public schools.



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