Arts & Culture

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $4.9 Million in Grant Funding

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation continues its focus on mental health, education, and creating intergenerational cycles of opportunity for families. “Margie once told us, ‘We can’t change the world, but we can change little pieces of it and hope for a ripple effect.’ In every way, Chuck

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Students Help Students Get Innovative at Sarasota County Schools

The Venice High School students sitting at their desks during a special presentation on November 7 looked just about how you’d expect a room of teenagers to look at 7:45 a.m. Chins cradled in hands on desktops, faces void of emotion, listening politely but without much engagement. Fast-forward 20 minutes and those same students are electric with excitement, laughing, smiling, engaged. What changed? The students were seeing their newly remodeled Intensive Language Arts (ILA) classrooms for the very first time.

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