Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

On February 14, 2019, one year after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill encourages states to allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to … Continue reading Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”

I grew up on Long Island in a community which, until about 1948, was essentially segregated. Most kids of Italian parentage lived at the far end of town, on the “other side of the tracks,” although in this case, the tracks consisted of an imaginary boundary, not actual tracks. The few local black kids were … Continue reading Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”

Collaborative for Student Success Position on Eliminating Common Core in Florida.

The Collaborative for Student Success is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career. Through capacity-building efforts with in-state organizations and collaboration with national partners, we promote fact-based public discourse and fight to advance policies … Continue reading Collaborative for Student Success Position on Eliminating Common Core in Florida.

How Pollution Effects Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon, FL.

Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of FL / WIRED By: Carley, Fifth Grade, Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL. Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon are dying off slowly because of the pollution. Pollution can cause harm to most animals because it makes algae and algae can kill almost all sea animals. Algae will … Continue reading How Pollution Effects Manatees in the Indian River Lagoon, FL.

United Against Poverty, Indian River County, FL is Not a Food Pantry.

The reason United Against Poverty (UP) is not a food pantry is because it challenges the system that creates hunger in the first place.  It serves those in poverty by providing an array of interconnected services in crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and … Continue reading United Against Poverty, Indian River County, FL is Not a Food Pantry.

Glendale Elementary “Young Authors” Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists. Vero Beach, FL.

    "The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi, is the oldest organization representing journalists in the United States. SPJ has nearly 300 chapters across the United States that bring educational programming to local areas and offer regular contact with other media professionals. Its membership base is more than 9,000 members of the media." SPJ discovered … Continue reading Glendale Elementary “Young Authors” Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists. Vero Beach, FL.

Claudia Wahl: What is the Policy Regarding Preparation of the Indian River County, FL School Board Agenda?

From: Claudia Wahl Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:01 PM To: Laura.Zorc@indianriverschools.org; Tiffany.Justice@indianriverschools.org; Schiff, Mara; Barenborg, Teri; jacqueline.rosario@indianriverschools.org Subject: School Board Policy Dear Chair Laura Zorc, I am asking for confirmation if the following is policy regarding the preparation of the Agenda. 1)      Is it the responsibility of the superintendent AND the School Board chair … Continue reading Claudia Wahl: What is the Policy Regarding Preparation of the Indian River County, FL School Board Agenda?