Ariana: “People’s Perspective’s on Thanksgiving.”

 To get into the holiday spirit, I decided to interview teachers and staff at my school about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  What I found was surprising! For starters, Ms. Davis, a fifth- grade teacher, likes to go deer hunting. I knew she loved Math…but hunting? Funny enough, most of the teachers and staff that I interviewed … Continue reading Ariana: “People’s Perspective’s on Thanksgiving.”

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.

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.

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.

School District of Indian River County FL School Board Chairman Shawn Frost Operates Under His Own Civility Policy.

Nicholas D. Caruso, Jr. wrote on the the AASA School Superintendents Website that: "Board members are role models and their behavior reflects on the entire school district. Most board members take that responsibility seriously and their behavior is exemplary. However, a few believe they can get their way by publicly challenging their board colleagues...They ensure … Continue reading School District of Indian River County FL School Board Chairman Shawn Frost Operates Under His Own Civility Policy.