Do You Know “Millie” Rutherford? Part One

Part Two: Opinion. Is DeSantis the new Millie Rutherford? "Millie" Rutherford On October 7, 1919, in Atlanta, Georgia, a committee led by an invited speaker, Miss Mildred “Millie” L. Rutherford, met to discuss how Southern history should be, “correctly taught in our school.”  Born into a wealthy slave-owning family in 1851, a devout Christian and a … Continue reading Do You Know “Millie” Rutherford? Part One

Tiffany Justice Retweets @Cernovich.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "Cernovich is one of America’s most visible right-wing provocateurs, known for boosting or generating massively successful conspiracy theories like #Pizzagate. He made his career on trolling the liberal establishment by accusing people of pedophilia or child sex trafficking.  Armed with a law degree, Cernovich claims to defend 'free speech,' … Continue reading Tiffany Justice Retweets @Cernovich.

NESHA STANTON JOINS theyoungjournalist.com

The Young Journalist, an initiative of this 501 (C) (3) publication, Vero Communique, welcomes Nesha Stanton as a mentor, for third, fourth and fifth graders, teaching students how to become journalists. For the past 2021-2022 school year, The Young Journalist mentored 58 students at nine Indian River County elementary schools, not including over sixty students … Continue reading NESHA STANTON JOINS theyoungjournalist.com

Vero Communiqué Announces Renewal of its Platinum Seal of Transparancy.

Vero Communiqué is proud to announce the renewal of its Platinum Seal of Transparency, for 2022, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. The Platinum Seal of Transparency indicates that Vero Communiqué shares clear and important information with the public about its goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and progress indicators that showcase the progress … Continue reading Vero Communiqué Announces Renewal of its Platinum Seal of Transparancy.

Jennifer Pippin: “She Spews Hate.”

Vero Communiqué reported on May 25, 2022 about the lack of verbal civility during public comments at Indian River County school board meeting. Comments cited in our report and written in comments received from the article included: "What a bunch of cowards." “You’re all racists…each and every one of you are racists. ““We’re sick and tired of … Continue reading Jennifer Pippin: “She Spews Hate.”

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

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