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  • December 17, 2020
  • November 24, 2020 Family using piggy bank to save
    Saving for College

    This holiday season, give the legacy gift of education

    Toys, books, clothes and bikes make wonderful gifts, and we hope every kid’s holiday is filled with a few of these cheerful things. But we believe there’s something profound, something permanent, something that feels exponential about the gift of a college education. Your kids and grandkids are too young to really understand this gift now, […]

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  • November 20, 2020
    Path to College

    Is accelerated math right for your middle schooler?

    Parenting a child who struggles with math can be frustrating, but parenting a child who excels in the subject comes with its own complications. One of those challenges arises in middle school, when parents face the occasionally easy, sometimes-difficult decision of whether to place their child on an accelerated math track. Most students wait to […]

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  • October 20, 2020
    Path to College

    Finish the Year Strong: Family Tips from Local Moms

    Today’s blog comes to you from Lindy Mullen of Jacksonville Mom, a locally focused parenting website written by moms, for moms. Lindy is the mom of two Florida Prepaid kids. As we reach the final stretch of this challenging and unprecedented year, we could not think of a better source of perspective and inspiration! The […]

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  • September 25, 2020 Child saving money for college
  • September 1, 2020
    Path to College

    Can’t tour colleges right now? Go virtual!

    Touring prospective colleges and universities is a rite of passage for some families. Prospective students visit campuses to get a sense of the college’s character and facilities, and to picture how well they would fit in. But coronavirus has temporarily changed that. For months, many campuses closed to guests altogether, and those that didn’t were […]

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  • August 18, 2020
    Path to College

    Tips from New Teacher of the Year, a former Florida Prepaid kid

    Florida’s new Teacher of the Year didn’t plan on a career in the classroom. She actually resisted it. Krista Stanley said her parents and older sister are all educators, and everyone told her teaching was her destiny—which is why she majored in business administration at Florida State University. “I just fought it and fought it,” […]

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  • July 23, 2020
    Path to College

    FSU’s Admissions Director explains the college essay

    If your student is a rising high school senior, now is the perfect time to start working on that college essay. Many students find the essay challenging because it’s not the academic exercise they’re accustomed to. To do it well, they must discover an authentic, personal voice—and that can feel quite vulnerable. Hege Ferguson, Director […]

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  • June 16, 2020
    Path to College

    All the quirky reasons we love our dads

      Here are a few things we learned watching this video: When it comes to dads, kids value the little things. Honesty really is the best policy, because these answers are adorable. Time is never wasted if it’s spent together. Florida Prepaid kids really love their dads! In 2017, 2 million American households were led […]

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  • May 11, 2020 Volunteers planting some trees
    Lifelong Learning

    Non-academic activities that grow kids’ minds + hearts

    With many summer camps canceled and back to school up in the air, parents are settling into the new reality of extra learning time at home. The months ahead may be bereft of epic vacations and the usual robust enrichment, but the quieter pacing can allow room for other fulfilling opportunities, if you think creatively […]

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