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Golden Apple Gala

The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Gala is an annual event held to honor Marion County’s outstanding educators. Each school based Teacher and Rookie Teacher of the Year will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom. Golden Apple finalists will be honored and Marion County’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year will be announced.

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Engage in Education

Connecting Children, Classrooms and Community

Continuous improvement of public education for all students and a stronger, healthier Marion County.

Engage in education is a movement to bring together all stakeholder groups in Marion County to identify solutions for continuous..

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PEF Marion is a not-for-profit corporation organized to enhance education in the Marion County Public School System, from pre-Kindergarten through vocational and adult education programs. Over the past 24 years, The Public Education Foundation of Marion County has proudly raised close to 9.3 million dollars for our teachers and students in Marion County.

Those funds have been placed directly back into the hands of our teachers through programs like Grants for Great Ideas. Tools for Teaching, Take Stock in Children, as well as Golden..

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Kids in Need


MARION COUNTYTools 4 Teaching, a Marion County school supply store founded by and benefitting teachers, is now part of the Kids in Need Foundation, a national network responsible for giving away more than $400 million in school supplies.

The Kids in Need Foundation formally invited Tools 4 Teaching, a program of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, to join its Kids in Need Network, a national team of 29 resource centers.  Marion County joins Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale as the only Florida KINF connections.

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