Tag: education

School board candidate Debbi Hixon; her son, Corey Hixon; and Broward Teachers Union’s Director of Political Organizing Jennifer Gottlieb gather with BTU members to begin a Saturday canvassing event. Participants went door-to-door, leaving campaign door hangers at each residence. Photos by Destiny Cazeau

Debbi Hixon campaigns for at-large school board seat in runoff election

As the calendar nears Nov. 3, Broward County residents will choose between two candidates–Debbi Hixon and Jeff Holness–in a runoff election for School Board of Broward County District 9 seat. The winner will replace Robin Bartleman in an at-large seat that represents the entire county. […]

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Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Reporting by Leni Steinhardt, Dara Rosen, Brianna Fisher, Ava Steil, Zoe Gordon, Fallon Trachtman, Darian Williams, Brianna Jesionowski, Kacie Shatzkamer, Ashley Ferrer, Nadia Murillo, Anisah Steele, Ivy Lam, Lily Singer, Bryan Ngyuen, Matthew Rosenthal and Fenthon Aristhomene.

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Back in Session. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida on March 5. Photo courtesy of  Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times

End of Florida legislative session brings educational changes

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session began on March 5, 2019. These sessions occur annually on the first Tuesday of March and last for 60 days consecutively.  Both the upper chamber, the Senate, and lower chamber, the House of Representatives, of the Florida legislature convened to […]

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Diane Wolk- Rogers attends Solidarity Council on Racial Equity meeting

Diane Wolk-Rogers, AP world history teacher and leader for the new Mind, Body, Medicine club and the Gay Straight Alliance club at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is also a member of the Solidarity Council on Racial Equity, also known as SCoRE. Wolk-Rogers stepped out […]

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the […]

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Junior Kosha Patel has taken the initiative to create and publicize her own charity.

MSD junior gives back through Jumpstart India

While most juniors are overwhelmed with standardized testing and challenging coursework, Marjory Stoneman Douglas junior Kosha Patel has found the time to establish her own charity, which aims to give back to  disadvantaged communities in the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in India. With […]

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Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

In the Broward school district, teachers make a yearly salary of $55,982- the third-highest in the state of Florida and almost $8,000 above the state average. This may seem like a good thing, but it’s not: almost all of the nearly 180,000 teachers in Florida sit at […]

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Samantha’s Library promotes literacy among children

Samantha’s Library, a sanctioned non-profit organization created by junior Samantha Schneid, works to increase literacy rates among children by raising money in order to buy and collect books. “Right now we’re in our initial stages of the organization” Schneid said.  “Our immediate goal right now […]

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