Helios Education Foundation Funds Leadership Florida in Support of "Leadership In Education"

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Leadership Florida, with funding from Helios Education Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched “Leadership in Education”. The eight month professional development program will draw from the experiences of cohort participants who include school board members, teachers, state education professionals and district superintendents. Four program sessions will address the most critical issues in education within the state of Florida and challenges each member to not only concept change, but implement it within their educational environments.

Each session of Leadership in Education will provide program participants -- as well as the communities they serve --with a comprehensive look at K-12 education from international, national and statewide perspectives for the purpose of advancing K-12 outcomes in Florida and securing our state’s place as a top tier education leader. The first program session will be held in September in Howey-in-the-Hills, focusing on educational systems, examining best practices from around the globe. The three following sessions will be held in Sarasota, Jacksonville and Ft. Lauderdale and will focus on schools, classrooms and partnerships and innovation, respectively.

“Florida has made tremendous improvement in K-12 education over the last 15 years,” said Paul Luna, Helios Education Foundation President and CEO, “we are confident that Leadership Florida, by bringing Florida’s diverse education leaders together, will continue to propel the state’s public education system forward ensuring more Florida students are prepared to succeed in college and career.”

Category: Foundation Feature

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