Focused

We envision a future in which every child graduates ready for postsecondary education and a career.  Focusing on initiatives that bring systemic change, we see three immediate paths to this vision: The continued evolution and strengthening of Florida’s standards and school accountability systems, understanding the foundations – and the potential to close – racial and economic achievement gaps, and a relentless effort to ensure that every child reads on grade level by the end of the 3rd grade.

Connected

When you flip a switch, you count on a connection that makes the lights turn on. The Florida Education Foundation works the same way: We’re the only foundation that’s directly wired to Florida’s Department of Education. That means we are the best-connected foundation to achieve positive, systemic change in our state. But effective systemic change happens best with the buy-in of key constituencies. That’s why we work closely with public school districts, local educational foundations, higher education and other partners and agencies to be an effective change agent on the behalf of Florida’s students.

Effective

We saw the need for direct parent communication as a strategy for strengthening Florida’s system for standards and accountability, and we responded immediately. FloridaStudentsAchieve.org empowers parents with the information they need to lead in the education of their children. Our strategic agility is at the heart of our value proposition. With the support of an independent board of Florida business and philanthropic leaders –  and of Florida’s Commissioner of Education — the Foundation has a thriving culture of accountability and excellence. As a result, investments and outcomes are always connected.

Social Studies: Where We Work & Who You Help

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Strengthening Systems for High Standards and Accountability

Increasingly progressive standards and transparent accountability among schools, educators and students are vital to improved outcomes. READ MORE

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Working to Eliminate all the Gaps

Successful academic outcomes for all student groups are essential for Florida’s future. READ MORE

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Pursuing a future in which every child reads proficiently

The importance of reading as a basis for learning and long-term educational outcomes is evident. READ MORE

Economics: Our Partners in Student Achievement

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  • "AT&T recognizes the importance of education to our future, and we’re proud to be part of the Florida Education Foundation’s important mission."

    Joe York, Florida President, AT&T Joe YorkFlorida President, AT&T
  • "State Farm is proud to invest in the quality of school leadership and the learning experience of students throughout Florida."

    Thomas Loftus, Area Vice President, State Farm
  • “We are grateful for all our partners who support the Foundation’s work enabling all children to achieve even beyond their own expectations.”

    Tracy Pierce, Executive Director, Florida Education Foundation Tracy Pierce, Executive Director, Florida Education Foundation
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