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.
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.
“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.
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]
Reba K. Williams, a parakeet from Beverly Hills, California, is admired and respected by all who know her. Married to a movie star and then to a roly-poly plastic man she calls "Happy," Reba is sophisticated with expensive jewelry and famous friends. But when she moves to a farm in New England, she finds herself … Continue reading Thomas Hardy, Vero Beach, FL Publishes Children’s Book. The Exclusive Life of a Parakeet.
Two teachers from the Sebastian River Middle School, Sebastian Florida recently said that in last two years things have changed dramatically. “I sometimes can’t tell a boy from a girl and sometimes when I address a boy or girl he/she says his/her name is now a different boy or girl’s name.” LGBTQ+ depression is a … Continue reading We are Advocating for an LGBTQ+ “Safe Space” on the Treasure Coast, FL and in Schools of the District of Indian River County, FL.
Fuamoa By Susannah Vendryes Up in a tall pine tree on top of a grassy hill lies a big, glorious egg. The tree has been bending and twisting in the wind for quite some time now; but the egg is safe. The wind stops abruptly. The tree is no longer dancing with the wind. No … Continue reading Laura (Riding) Jackson Creative Writer, Susannah Vendryes: A Glowing Yellow Egg Rolls Down the Hill.