Alachua County Student Earns National Recognition for Business Savvy
Budding businessman Juliun Kinsey has a plan for his
future, and that plan is already earning him national recognition.
Kinsey, a 15-year-old sophomore in Gainesvilles Loften High
School Marketing Education program, is one of just 30 students worldwide
to be named a Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Foundation
for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). He was recognized for the
business plan he developed for Eagle Pro Apparel, a business that
will sell uniforms and other spirit gear to students
at Loften. To view the full story, go to http://fldoe.org/successstories/2007/03-19.asp.
Receives Leavey Award for Excellence In Private Enterprise Education
A William H. Turner Technical Arts High School teacher in Miami
recently received the 2007 Leavey Award for Excellence In Private
Enterprise Education. Cindy Thienard earned recognition by The Thomas
and Dorothy Leavey Foundation for her Ability Counts Project.
For the full story, visit http://fldoe.org/successstories/2007/03-14.asp.
Senior Leaders In Broward County
Broward County high school seniors were recently recognized by the
School Board and the Broward County Association of Student Councils
(BCASC) as Outstanding Senior Leaders with scholarships valued between
$500 and $1,500. Thirty-three high school seniors received the honors.
Top winners Jennifer Schuster, Fort Lauderdale High School, and
Brittany Stevenson, Northeast High School, received $1,500 scholarships.
Read the story at http://fldoe.org/successstories/2007/03-08.asp.
Receives Leadership Scholarship
Immokalee High School senior Pierre Alex Jeanty has
been awarded the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Leadership Scholarship
from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. This is Bowdoins
top scholarship, developed to prepare scholars to take their place
as leaders in their communities and in their careers. Read the full
story at http://fldoe.org/successstories/2007/03-08-2.asp.
Annual AACC Convention
April 14-17, 2007
Tampa Bay, Fla.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 87th
Annual Convention will be held April 14 17 in Tampa Bay.
This years theme A NEW VISION for Community Colleges,
promises to bring exciting discussions about the way community colleges
are perceived and what influences the community colleges can have
on policy makers, the media, and others. J. David Armstrong, Jr,
Chancellor of Floridas Community College System, is a presenter
at the conference. To register, or for more details, go to www2.aacc.nche.edu/annualconvention/index.asp.
Community Learning Centers
April 17-20, 2007
Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Blast from the Past 2007 Spring Conference is a 1950s-themed
conference open to anyone wishing to develop, enhance, or research
outstanding after-school programs for students between kindergarten
and 12th grade. All educators, school administrators, community-based
organizations, faith-based organizations, policy-makers, academicians,
researchers, and other interested individuals from around the world
are welcome to participate. For more details, visit
in Education Conference
April 18-20, 2007
Bayfront Hilton, St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Florida Department of Education and the Florida Association
of Partners in Education are hosting the Florida Partners in Education
Conference April 18-20, 2007, at the Bayfront Hilton in St. Petersburg,
Fla. This years theme, Winds of Change, is reflective
of the associations commitment to present the most current
issues in education and community involvement. All district, school
and community personnel who are interested in enhancing community
involvement in education are encouraged to attend. For more information
or to register, visit the Florida Partners in Education Web site
at www.flpie.net, or call the
Bureau of Family and Community Outreach at (850) 245-0847.
2007 Juvenile Justice Education
Institute and Southern Conference on Corrections
July 11-13, 2007
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa, Fla.
The Juvenile Justice Education Institute and Southern Conference
on Corrections will be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
& Marina in Tampa July 11-13. The Institute will provide important
information concerning transition planning, career education, and
effective instructional strategies in juvenile justice education.
To register, go to http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-4304/jjei-att.pdf
and fax the completed form to (850) 414-8357. You may also mail
the form to Barbara Groves, Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement
Program, 325 John Knox Road, Building L, Suite 102, Tallahassee,
FL 32303, no later than June 20, 2007. The $85 registration fee
should be made payable to the Florida Association of Alternative
School Educators. Registrations received after the deadline, including
onsite registration, will be $100.
For more information, contact the Department of
Education Exceptional Education and Student Services Office at (850)
245-0475 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also
contact Barbara Groves, Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement
Program, at (850) 414-8355 or via e-mail at email@example.com,
or Terri Eggers, Department of Juvenile Justice via e-mail at