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Mount Zion students show they care with supplies sent to hurricane survivors
By ROGER MOONEY St. PETERSBURG, FL – The plastic boxes, originally meant to hold school supplies like pencils and markers[...]
Reading scholarship boosts confidence, scores
By LISA A. DAVIS In third grade, Kiersten Covic’s reading score on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) was high enough[...]
Step Up helps Xioamara grow into a strong and successful high school student
By Catherine Durkin Robinson When her daughter Xioamara Kitchen was born prematurely and with a heart defect, Deaundrice held the[...]
Time to nominate students, teachers, parents for Step Up’s Rising Stars Awards
By ROGER MOONEY It is time to recognize outstanding members of the Step Up For Students family – students, teachers[...]
A different way of learning gives Gardiner scholar the academic LIFT he needs
By ROGER MOONEY MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – Joshua Sandoval sat at a table inside the LIFT Educational Academy and, with[...]
Jailine Garcia has a wish: ‘I kind of want to do something in our world’
By ROGER MOONEY CLEARWATER, Fla. – One day last summer during a school-sponsored trip to Spain and Italy, Jailine Garcia[...]
If you can sing it, you can learn it: How music is helping schoolchildren improve their reading
By ROGER MOONEY    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –During the weeks leading up to the start of fifth grade, when Cee J[...]
With 2 mouse clicks and a login, telepractice brings speech therapy to Gardiner student’s rural home
By ROGER MOONEY Beth Flowers logs onto the computer set up in the dining area of the family’s home, and[...]
Lofty grades, lofty goals lead to QuestBridge Scholarships for Jesuit High graduates
By ROGER MOONEY TAMPA – Trace Nuss was in the library at Jesuit High School a few weeks before Christmas[...]
Young readers learn value of collaboration as friends help a skunk find his stink
By ROGER MOONEY It’s a sad day for a skunk who loses his stink, especially when the skunk is the[...]
A science project and a hit movie has this scholar reaching for the stars
By ROGER MOONEY PENSACOLA, Fla. – Zanaya Chase wants to be a fashion designer. Or a scientist. Or, a fashion[...]
Latin, Julius Cesar and a second chance at senior year
By ROGER MOONEY DAVIE, Fla. – Josh Carlson pulled up a chair inside the office of the school guidance counselor[...]
Patience, understanding bring scholarship student back from brink
Glad Tidings Academy teacher Andrene Donaldson, left, makes it a point to respond with patience and understanding when working with[...]
Recession crushed family business but not the dream of quality education for their boys
With the help of Florida Tax Credit Scholarships from Step Up For Students, Jonas, left, and Jack Figueredo are thriving[...]
Skyler Goeb didn’t let a rough start to life prevent her from soaring
By ROGER MOONEY ZEPHYRHILLS – Sitting opposite where his 8-year-old granddaughter stood near their dining room table, George Hill, nodded[...]
The family no one knew was homeless
Isabella, Ruthanne, and Gabriella Dumas have a home at Saint Ambrose Catholic School in Deerfield Beach, Fla. By JEFF BARLIS[...]
Once bullied, now safe, happy, and thriving
By JEFF BARLIS BELLE GLADE, Fla. – When she’s in class, the look on Armani Powe’s face is solemn, focused.[...]
Choice scholarship provided brothers an extended family
By JEFF BARLIS CLEARWATER, Fla. – Tyler McDonald, 19, and his brother Preston, 18, stand out in a crowd. Tall[...]
Gardiner scholar’s high school experience the stuff of his mom’s dreams
By ROGER MOONEY Nicolas Ratliff-Batista is a senior at Monsignor Pace High School in Miami Gardens with a 4.5 GPA[...]
Adopted siblings thrive in private school after severe neglect in early childhood
Editor’s note: To mark National Adoption Awareness Month, we highlight the tax credit scholarship that serves children who are or[...]

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