Did a School Board Member Disregard Mental Health as a Priority, Indian River County, FL.?

School Board Member Jackie Rosario On May 9, 2022, the Superintendent of the School District of Indian River County District (SDIRC), Dr. David Moore, held a workshop where a C.L.I.M.A.T.E. Task Force (Convening Leaders in Maximizing Access to Education) presented recommendations to the staff of SDIRC to ensure equity and excellence in each of its … Continue reading Did a School Board Member Disregard Mental Health as a Priority, Indian River County, FL.?

To Read to or Be Read to?

The prevailing thought among early childhood educators is that reading aloud to children is considered the best way to help a child to learn to read.  The International Literacy Foundation wrote in 2019: “Read aloud to students regularly, even in secondary classrooms…Invite other adults to be read-aloud guests in your classrooms.” The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF®), … Continue reading To Read to or Be Read to?

Supporting LGBTQ Students in Elementary Schools

Teaching tolerance and respect for difference. Here is a first grader, reported by Paul Emerich France* “Paul, do you have a girlfriend?” Parker asked me. “I don’t,” I replied succinctly, hoping to avoid the topic altogether. “Why?” she queried. “Because I don’t want one,” I said. “Why?” she asked again, smiling up at me. It … Continue reading Supporting LGBTQ Students in Elementary Schools

Alert: “Children’s Mental Health May Suffer if They Spend Too Much Time on Electronic Devices, Study Suggests.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Pediatric Society recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours of screen use per day By Shiv Sudhakar| Fox News. 12/31/2021 Increased electronic screen time was associated with worse mental health issues in children compared to those with lower levels of screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent JAMA … Continue reading Alert: “Children’s Mental Health May Suffer if They Spend Too Much Time on Electronic Devices, Study Suggests.

The Pulitzer Center Has Shared the Top Ten Lesson Plans of 2021! 

As they start the new year, the Pulitzer Center has shared the top ten lesson plans of 2021!  The Pulitzer Center, based in Washington, DC raises awareness of underreported global issues to cultivate a more curious, informed, empathetic, and engaged public. Every year the Pulitzer Center education team and their community of educators create standards-aligned lesson plans for … Continue reading The Pulitzer Center Has Shared the Top Ten Lesson Plans of 2021! 

Sheana Firth Elected to Local Nonprofit Board of Directors. Indian River County, FL

Sheana Firth - Copyright True Marmalade © 2018 November 15, 2021. Sheana Firth has been Elected elected to the Board of Directors of Vero Communiqué, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring fourth and fifth graders to become journalists. Indian River County, Florida. Since its inception in 2018, with six students at one … Continue reading Sheana Firth Elected to Local Nonprofit Board of Directors. Indian River County, FL

Organizations Worldwide Sign Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

ORGANIZATIONS FROM 34 STATES AND 29 COUNTRIES JOIN AMICUS BRIEF TO U.S. SUPREME COURT  On November 23, 2021, 289 organizations and 34 individuals filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of our petition to the United States Supreme Court. We are asking the Court to strike down, as unconstitutional, a clause in the Telecommunications … Continue reading Organizations Worldwide Sign Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

The Young Journalist Program Expands from Four, to Ten Elementary Schools. Indian River County, Florida.

http://www.theyoungjournalist.com The Young Journalist organization, an initiative of a Vero Beach, FL. 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, mentors fourth and fifth graders on how to become journalists.  From one elementary school with six students in 2018, for the 2021 - 2022 academic year, the Program has expanded to over 60 students in ten elementary schools. The … Continue reading The Young Journalist Program Expands from Four, to Ten Elementary Schools. Indian River County, Florida.

Op-Ed: School District of Indian River County, FL.

By Claudia Wahl FOCUS: Student Academic Performance We all have questions about how the interruption in student learning during these unprecedented times has impacted every student and school in Indian River County, and we will continue to do so. We don't yet know what the impact of this crisis will be on SDIRC students, but … Continue reading Op-Ed: School District of Indian River County, FL.

The 1619 Project’ for After School Programs: Pulitzer Center Partners with Mizzen by Mott

The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce a content partnership with Mizzen by Mott, a free app to help after school professionals deliver exciting learning opportunities that inspire, engage, and empower young learners. Mizzen is a project launched by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which has supported efforts to create high-quality educational opportunities for young people, … Continue reading The 1619 Project’ for After School Programs: Pulitzer Center Partners with Mizzen by Mott