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  • August 3, 2021 teacher with kids
    Path to College

    Florida’s top teachers offer tips for new year

    It’s back-to-school time, and parents are once again working to set students up for success. We are rolling back bedtimes, shopping for school supplies and considering breakfasts that will keep them full until lunchtime — all the pieces that feel in our control. But what about one of the biggest variables: their teachers? What can parents […]

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  • July 25, 2021
    Path to College

    Pro back to school tips for 2021

    Last year was a school year like no other. When it was time to measure 2020-21 student enrollment last fall, the Florida Department of Education qualified it like this: 1,503,788 were “traditional brick & mortar.” 1,211,855 were “innovative.” 76,044 were “traditional virtual.” Most of those “innovative” students began the school year learning at home and […]

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  • July 19, 2021 Family reading a book together
    Path to College

    Tips to combat students’ “summer slide”

    For most students, there is nothing so spectacular as that long, lazy stretch of summer. But research shows that this respite from school can come with a price in the form of summer learning loss. On average, students’ achievement scores decline over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning. “Summer slide is definitely […]

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  • July 1, 2021
    Path to College

    Celebrating Florida’s 5 Teacher of the Year Finalists

    So much of a child’s academic success depends on their teachers, a group of professionals who just cannot be celebrated enough! One of our special joys each year at Florida Prepaid is serving as the presenting sponsor of the Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year Program. “I feel like the student needs to […]

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  • June 23, 2021 Family on the beach
    Lifelong Learning

    Tips to make vacations a learning experience

    Summer vacations are a time to relax, explore and make memories as a family, but they are also a time to learn. After all, experience is the best teacher, and new experiences are what vacations are all about! Apply a little bit of creative thinking and intentionality to your vacation, and you can turn your […]

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  • May 25, 2021
    Financial Literacy

    Ready to Use Your Prepaid Plan?

    So you’ve been faithfully making your Prepaid Plan payments — all while not quite believing your child will ever be old enough to graduate high school, of course. But the day inevitably comes. So now what? First, know that Florida Prepaid is going to make this easy on you. You will receive alerts both in […]

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  • April 20, 2021 Schoolhouse Ribbon Cutting
    Saving for College

    Two ways to win with Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND

    There were a lot of hard things about the past year. But perhaps one of the hardest was feeling, more than ever, that we needed an escape from the stress of quarantine life – yet had nowhere to go since most things were closed. (Sigh) And family vacations to fun theme parks? Pfft! Forget about […]

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  • February 3, 2021
    Industry Highlights

    Big FAFSA changes begin in October 2022

    Big changes are coming to the FAFSA starting in October 2022. The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” is a form that students and families must fill out in order to qualify for financial aid in college—and completing it has long been synonymous with “epic ordeal.” That odious reputation is one reason Congress inserted FAFSA […]

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  • January 25, 2021
    Saving for College

    Had a baby in 2020? Enter to win!

    While we all endured a challenging 2020, circumstances were especially unique for parents who had a baby in this tumultuous year. Expecting parents counted up all the unknowns of an emerging disease and tried even harder to safeguard themselves and their little ones. Pregnant moms often had to attend in-person doctor’s visits without the companionship […]

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  • January 22, 2021 teacher with kids
    Saving for College

    Four different parents’ take on Florida Prepaid

    Parents are resilient, adaptable, responsive. We have to be. Nobody can go from sound asleep to soothing, feeding, changing and swaddling a newborn faster than a mom. Nobody can clean a skinned knee, fix the Wi-Fi and tell a terribly punny joke like a dad. And nobody adapted to the ongoing challenges of the global […]

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