From Wheelchairs To Marching Band, To NASCAR

by Elena Tayem, communications coordinator at the George Snow Scholarship Fund (GSSF). This nationally recognized Palm Beach County public charity is dedicated to providing scholarships and support services to young men and women with financial need so they can build a better life through the pursuit of higher education.  Since its inception, the Fund has giving out over […]

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Choice Goes Virtual And May Never Go Back

17 year old Micah is a transplant from Trinidad. She’s in the 11th grade, a member of the National Honors Society and the President of Key Club. And, she attends Broward Virtual Schools (BVS) full time. Virtual school is just as it sounds; classrooms are transported virtually through the power of software and the internet […]

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Using Twitter To Connect Students- Ty Thompson, Principal of Broward’s 2nd Largest High School

Stoneman Douglas High has over 3500 students, yet Principal Ty Thompson has managed to create a community where students feel connected to him AND their school.  His use of Twitter has transformed the way he communicates with students, staff and parents alike.   Up for 2017 Principal of the Year, Thompson shares his hopes for changes in testing, and the future of Stoneman […]

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Faces of Education

  College degrees and spelling bees, Drop-outs and valedictorians, Black lives matter and my life matters, Belly-full and staving, Street smart and book smart. Students   Natives and immigrants, Renters and owners, Nannies and bus-takers, Single shift and double, White-collar, blue-collar…brown-collar. Parents   Rigorous and rote, Choreographed and cerebral, Classrooms and districts, Rule-makers and rule-breakers, Home school, public […]

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