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.
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.
"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.
Reported by Marine Glisovic / KATV / Tuesday, January 22nd 2019 Last year Arkansas lawmakers voted to remove a requirement that Arkansas public schools were required to offer journalism classes as an elective, calling it a mandate. Arkansas State Rep. Julie Mayberry, R-Hensley has filed legislation requiring all Arkansas public schools to offer journalism as an elective. It's … Continue reading Arkansas Lawmaker Wants to Bring Back Journalism Class Requirement in Public Schools.
Gina Vivinetto wrote in TODAY Style on 1/25/19, that “A Memphis, Tennessee, lawmaker is gaining attention across the country for proposing a new school dress code — but this time, it's for the parents. State representative Antonio Parkinson said that after talking with school leaders, educators and other constituents, he'd heard enough ‘horror stories’ about the way … Continue reading Should We Have a School Dress Code For Parents?
The Indian River County (IRC) Cal Ripken – Baseball program, a non-profit organization in Indian River County, provides an excellent, fun and educational baseball experience for the youth of Indian River County and the surrounding areas. They teach solid fundamentals of baseball and valuable life lessons that teaches our youth positive values that will help … Continue reading School District of Indian River County, FL Reneges on its Commitment to Cal Ripken – Babe Ruth Baseball.
Contributed by Phyllis Frey, Vero Beach, FL* Before you answer, bear in mind that smart meters do not actually raise your I.Q. However, if you are willing to relinquish your privacy in order to "feel" smarter, then the smart meter is for you. At a time when cyber security is of utmost importance, this surveillance device … Continue reading ARE YOU SMARTER THAN AN FP&L SMART METER?