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.

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?

Arkansas Lawmaker Wants to Bring Back Journalism Class Requirement in Public Schools.

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.

Should We Have a School Dress Code For Parents?

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?