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Jun 04, 2018
by JENNIFER VIGNE
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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY JUN 2, 2018 Do you remember your summer vacations when you were a child? For many of us GenXers or Baby Boomers, a summer vacation was piling in the family station wagon and driving across the state to visit Grandma or Aunt Sally. Cousins would play

May 05, 2018
by JENNIFER VIGNE
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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018 The Education Foundation of Sarasota County believes that enriching the educational experiences available to Sarasota County students, teachers and schools strengthens all factors of the community and transforms lives. Central to our work

Apr 07, 2018
by JENNIFER VIGNE
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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY APR 7, 2018 When students from Venice Elementary School and adjacent Venice High School returned from spring break this past Monday, they discovered a rock-like object, resembling a meteor, had skidded across the lawn and made landfall on their campus

Mar 03, 2018
by JENNIFER VIGNE
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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY MAR 3, 2018 By Jennifer Vigne, President, Education Foundation of Sarasota County When parents and educators interact with youngsters in our charge, our default instinct is to be the teacher, to instruct them and show them the way. In truth, our

Jan 06, 2018
by JENNIFER VIGNE
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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY JAN 6, 2018 By Jennifer Vigne, President, Education Foundation of Sarasota County Decisions. We are fortunate to live in a community where we have a multitude of choices—where to eat, shop, play or live just to name a few. Sarasota County is lauded

Nov 06, 2017
by JENNIFER VIGNE
Category: Blog Upcoming Events

Less than six weeks from today, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County Schools will host its annual Teacher of the Year recognition event in a newly revamped format titled Ignite Education. On Wednesday, December 13, 40 nominated finalists representing elementary, middle and

Oct 06, 2017
by JENNIFER VIGNE
Category: Blog

How often have you heard your child say, “why do I need to learn this?” or, “I’ll never use it!”? Even adults sometimes question the value of liberal arts courses, particularly when the governor of North Carolina comments, “What are we teaching these courses for if they're not going to help get a

Jul 08, 2017
by JENNIFER VIGNE
Category: Blog

Written by EFSC President Jennifer Vigne for SRQMagazine's SRQ Daily Saturday Perspectives http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-07-08/6572_The-Art-of-Failure It takes courage to fail. Failure is a rite of passage for all of us and it often leads to success. Failure creates innovators and in

Jul 07, 2017
by JENNIFER VIGNE
Category: Blog

Written by EFSC President Jennifer Vigne for SRQMagazine's SRQ Daily Saturday Perspectives http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-06-24/6487_Creating-Innovators "We've created an economy based on people spending money they do not have to buy things they may not need, threatening the planet in the

Jun 17, 2017
by JENNIFER VIGNE
Category: Blog

Written by EFSC President Jennifer Vigne for SRQMagazine's SRQ Daily Saturday Perspectives http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-06-17/6444_Enduring-Strength My husband and I visited The Ringling Museum of Art to preview its newest temporary art exhibit, Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes