Do You Know What’s Happening With Mathematics in Florida and Indian River County?

You would think your child is able to do college work having followed the grade school and high school curricula and taken state exams designed to prepare them for college and earned a diploma.   Do you know what’s happening with mathematics? Tens of thousands of students in Florida who graduate from high school aren’t ready … Continue reading Do You Know What’s Happening With Mathematics in Florida and Indian River County?

An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

“It’s real scary for school administrators to say, ‘we’re going to talk about suicide,’” said Peggy Kubert, Director of Education for Erika’s Lighthouse. “We have to begin to de-stigmatize and make it less stressful.” There is no easy answer to the question of what causes young people to take their lives, Kubert noted. A May … Continue reading An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

STEAM is Based on the Concept of Educating Students in Five Basic Disciplines.

STEM was formerly a curriculum based on the concept of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, championed the STEM to STEAM movement, campaigning to add “arts” to STEM, bringing the initiative to the forefront. His argument was that … Continue reading STEAM is Based on the Concept of Educating Students in Five Basic Disciplines.

Mental Health Association Releases New #ILoveYou2020 Video. [Indian River County, FL]

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FMsV6mMF59g   #ILoveYou2020 is a movement, not a fad. Give Hope. Save a Life. Do you or someone you know struggle with mental health issues, loss or grief, situational anxiety, and/or life's everyday trials and tribulations? Chances are, you do. According to Mental Health America, 44 million adults in the U.S. (18%) have been diagnosed … Continue reading Mental Health Association Releases New #ILoveYou2020 Video. [Indian River County, FL]

Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Publishes 40 Page Digest of Summer Camp Student’s Creative Writings.

  During the summer of 2019, the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation expanded its outreach in Indian River County, FL. by sponsoring four week long “Creative Writing” camps, which were held from 9 am – 12 pm at their site on 14th Avenue in Vero Beach, FL. The student's writings create a marvelous Digest of each … Continue reading Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Publishes 40 Page Digest of Summer Camp Student’s Creative Writings.

Florida School Vouchers Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities.

  “No publicly funded school should be allowed to discriminate,” said Representative Eskamani. (FL House-Dem). “I hope my legislative colleagues would agree that this country has moved beyond the notion of ‘separate but equal’ and that we can — at the very least — hold private voucher schools accountable to…offensive and discriminatory practices.” The Florida … Continue reading Florida School Vouchers Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities.

Hospital District Wants to Help Fund Student Depression and Suicide Prevention Programs. [Indian River County, FL]

On July 2, 2019, Nicholas Coppola, MD, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County, FL (MHA) compassionately addressed the Indian River County (IRC), FL County Commissioners questioning why his organization, advocating for a school violence and suicide prevention program for ten Indian River County schools, received no funding from the Children’s Services … Continue reading Hospital District Wants to Help Fund Student Depression and Suicide Prevention Programs. [Indian River County, FL]