ESSEI unites professionals from schools districts, agencies and other sectors of the community to build knowledge and enhance skills on educational strategies proven to promote student achievement and college and career readiness. Attendees learn, share, network and identify tools to help counter and prevent academic struggles, school disengagement, and dropout. Attendees at ESSEI represent exceptional student education, career and technical education, juvenile justice, dropout prevention, federal programs for at-risk student populations, attendance and truancy, social work, volunteer programs, higher education, faith and community-based organizations, and family engagement.
As a valued partner in public education and a direct support organization for the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Education Foundation invests in high achievement for every student to contribute to Florida’s globally competitive workforce. The Florida Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.