Kids Tag Art Recognized the Artistic Talent of 43 Indian River County, FL Student Artists.

Kids Tag Art Special Awards - Indian River County, FL Kids Tag Art is getting more attention than ever as 22 Florida Tax Collectors, including Indian River County, are now participating in the popular Kids Tag Art program. According to floridataxcollectors.com, “The Kids Tag Art program inspires young artists to create their own unique design, … Continue reading Kids Tag Art Recognized the Artistic Talent of 43 Indian River County, FL Student Artists.

Six Glendale Elementary Students Publish First Edition of Their “Young Authors Magazine.” Vero Beach, FL.

GLENDALE ELEMENTARY "YOUNG AUTHORS CLUB," VERO BEACH, FL. PUBLISHES FIRST MAGAZINE. First Edition is Available for Free at Glendale Elementary and the Vero Beach Book Center. Our magazine at the Vero Beach Book Center above 32963 and below The New York Times. The United States is one of the few countries that does not require teachers to offer … Continue reading Six Glendale Elementary Students Publish First Edition of Their “Young Authors Magazine.” Vero Beach, FL.

Stacey Klim: Indian River School District, FL, Needs a $ 10 Million Bond for Short-Term Payroll and Operating expenses.

At the October 23, 2018 School District of Indian River County Board Business Meeting, the Board voted to approve a $10 million Tax Anticipation Note (TAN). A TAN is essentially a bond that is issued to finance a short-term need before receiving tax revenues. In this case, the school district needs the money for payroll … Continue reading Stacey Klim: Indian River School District, FL, Needs a $ 10 Million Bond for Short-Term Payroll and Operating expenses.

Two Poems by Areana, a Fifth Grader at Glendale Elementary School, Vero Beach, FL.

I went to the store to buy a lime. I knew each lime would cost a dime. The limes I saw looked very new. And when I saw them I knew what to do. I went home to put them on my bed,  while I let my silly thoughts go to my head. I had … Continue reading Two Poems by Areana, a Fifth Grader at Glendale Elementary School, Vero Beach, FL.

“Politics Do Not Belong in our Schools Especially in the Current Divisive Climate.”

"Nonpartisan elections by definition preclude the recruitment of candidates for school board by their political parties." (The Politics of School Board Elections by Joseph H. Cronin; The Phi Delta Kappan.) "Politics do not belong in our schools especially in the current divisive climate. The school board's main concerns should be our children's education not a political … Continue reading “Politics Do Not Belong in our Schools Especially in the Current Divisive Climate.”

Charter Schools: “I Think it’s a Very Stable Business, Very Recession-Resistant…It’s a Very High-Demand Product.”

Charter schools provide wealthy investors with a 39 percent tax credit that more than doubles the return on these investments within just seven years. As NY Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez reported for Democracy Now!, “this is a tax credit on money that they’re lending, so they’re collecting interest on the loans, as well as getting … Continue reading Charter Schools: “I Think it’s a Very Stable Business, Very Recession-Resistant…It’s a Very High-Demand Product.”

Florida’s 8isGreat.org., Howard Rich and the Koch Brothers.

Howard Rich contributed $ 100,000 to 8isGreat.org (Florida Constitutional Amendment 8 promotional effort) on 8/17/2018.  Three days later on 8/20/2018  "Leon county judge ordered...that Amendment 8, the measure that seeks to create a pathway for the state to oversee charter schools and bypass local school boards, be removed from the ballot. Circuit Judge John Cooper … Continue reading Florida’s 8isGreat.org., Howard Rich and the Koch Brothers.