Tag: School District of Manatee County

Young boy and his mother reading together on a park bench

The Courage to Share Truths to Earn Trust: Working Together to Make Real and Sustainable Change in Our Region

As early as 18 months of age, children being raised in low-income households can begin to fall behind in vocabulary development and other skills critical for school success when compared to their more affluent peers.  Parents play an enormous role… Read More

Combating Chronic Absenteeism with Creativity

Incredible things happen through art.  Creativity facilitates abstract thought and connects ideas together to formulate innovative change. Our community has taken a step toward creating a culture where not only creativity is welcome, but encouraged and integrated within educational programs. Read More

Combatiendo la ausencia crónica con creatividad

Cosas increíbles ocurren a través del arte. La creatividad facilita el pensamiento abstracto y conecta ideas para desarrollar cambios innovadores. Nuestra comunidad ha dado un paso hacia delante creando una cultura donde no solo la creatividad es bienvenida, sino alentada… Read More

Passionaries and Possibilitarians Gather for the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community Breakfast

When the Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading says, “Come on over for breakfast,” we attract a crowd.  On Thursday morning, more than 200 passionaries, possibilitarians, keepers of the library treasure chest, and other friends gathered at the Hyatt, clickers… Read More

Vision Problems Contribute to Poor Student Attendance

We all agree that daily school attendance is one of the keys to a child’s success in school. But what happens to the 25 percent of children who experience vision problems?  Poor vision can have a… Read More