Vero Communiqué Receives “Unrestricted” Contribution from Joy Street Foundation to Recognize its’ Young Authors Program.

Warren S. Kimber Jr. Warren “Kim” Kimber, Jr. and his wife Bobbie established the Joy Street Foundation to support education at all levels. Of the Young Authors Program, Bobbie Kimber, Foundation Trustee,  said "we’ve never seen one like this. It is so new.” “The Foundation wants to recognize what you’ve done and become the first, … Continue reading Vero Communiqué Receives “Unrestricted” Contribution from Joy Street Foundation to Recognize its’ Young Authors Program.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell Retains Legal/Mediation Counsel. [School District of Indian River County, FL]

In a March 20, 2019 letter to Laura Zork, Chairman, Indian River School Board, Attorney H. B. Stivers of the firm Levine & Stivers, LLC wrote that his firm "has been retained to represent Dr. Mark Rendell...to advise and and assist Dr. Rendell concerning the terms and conditions of his employment with the District." At … Continue reading Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell Retains Legal/Mediation Counsel. [School District of Indian River County, FL]

I am a Fifth Grader and Here Are My Concerns About School Safety.

By: Areana M. Neil [This article was submitted several months to Mr. Adam Neil, Editor, TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers.  With no response at all, even though Areana sent it herself in a hand written envelope with a cover letter, we are publishing it here.] It was after many school shootings, schools have decided to improve their … Continue reading I am a Fifth Grader and Here Are My Concerns About School Safety.

Emma Cahill: Poems! Words and Rhythm!

Carly and Emma Emma Cahill is in Fifth grade at Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.  She is a Gold Gymnast, speed skater and a Glendale Elementary "Young Author." Did you know poetry and journalism can work together? Here is a quote that told me about it: According to Herbert Marshall McLuhan, below, a Canadian philosopher, … Continue reading Emma Cahill: Poems! Words and Rhythm!

Society of Professional Journalists Sends Representative to Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.

  Wesley Wright, Center On March 14, 2019 Mr. Wesley Write travelled from Tallahassee to applaud and better understand the Glendale Young Authors, a group comprising six fourth an fifth graders. The group has been meeting every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon since October 2 [except holiday time] and has published three magazines; the third just … Continue reading Society of Professional Journalists Sends Representative to Glendale Elementary, Vero Beach, FL.

No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

A July 31, 2018 letter hand delivered to Carter Morrison, then School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), FL Assistant Superintendent of Finance/CFO, from SDIRC Superintendent Mark J. Rendell, Ed.D. advised him that he was “relieved of your [his] duties.” The letter from Dr. Rendell said SDIRC would be conducting “an investigation involving allegations of wrongdoing.” The … Continue reading No Invoices/Payments for $ 100,000 School District of Indian River County, FL 2018 Legal Investigations.

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.