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  • August 9, 2022
    Path to College

    Big changes coming to Florida testing this year

    If you have had children in Florida schools for a while, you’ve probably heard about the FSA. (If you’ve had them in school for a longer while, you might even remember the FCAT.) Florida is once again changing how it evaluates student learning and this time teachers are feeling encouraged…
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  • August 9, 2022 Student working to pay for school
    Saving for College

    Florida Bright Futures Changes a Win for Working Students

    High school can be a challenging juggle for go-getter students who are trying to balance their academic goals with extracurricular activities, career and work experience, and personal time. But the new school year brings good news for students hoping to qualify for the merit-based Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which…
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  • August 9, 2022 Volunteers planting some trees
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    Which extracurriculars are right for your child?

    Back-to-school season is a natural time to re-evaluate your kids’ extracurricular activities: which ones to add, which ones to continue, and which to drop. With so many options, how should you and your child choose? We decided to tackle this tough question with the tried-and-true “5 Ws and 1 H.”…
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  • July 12, 2022 Tips to prepare your rising college freshman
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    Tips to prepare your rising college freshman

    With college classes beginning in August, Florida’s first-time college parents are wondering what they can do to prepare. Mandy Shields knows a thing or two about that. Shields, the interim director of the Residential Student Experience at Florida State University, has more than two decades of experience talking to college…
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  • June 13, 2022 Family reading a book together
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  • May 3, 2022 teacher with kids
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    Gift Ideas that Teachers Love

    With another school year drawing to a close, it’s time to think about the best way to thank the teachers. These high-impact human beings work tirelessly for our children, inspiring them and awakening curiosity, while sharing their passion for learning. Gift cards take away some of the anxiety of finding…
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  • April 8, 2022 Child saving money for college
    Financial Literacy

    Teach your kids to save at every age

    Every April is Financial Literacy Month, and April 22 is National Teach Children to Save Day. Florida started its celebration in late March when the governor signed legislation to mandate a financial literacy course for high school graduation. (The new law will apply to students entering ninth grade in the…
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  • April 1, 2022 cash 4 college
    Path to College

    ¡Obtenga efectivo para la universidad!

    La Inscripción Abierta del Plan Prepagado 2022 ya está aquí, y nosotros tenemos grandes noticias para los residentes de la Florida. Las familias que adquieran un Plan Prepagado antes del 30 de abril pueden recibir un bono en efectivo de hasta $500 para cubrir los gastos adicionales de la universidad…
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  • March 30, 2022 mom kissing toddler

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