Disciplining with Empathy

By: Dr. Elisa Yoho, School Psychology and Educational Solutions, Inc.

When children display aggressive behavior, whether that be lashing out at classmates and caregivers or throwing tantrums in store aisles, it can be difficult to determine how to go about correcting these tendencies. Frustrated caregivers or educators may be tempted to use traditional punishment tactics, often […]

School Readiness Program | Early Learning Coalition of Brevard

By: Steven Hicks 
The Early Learning Coalition of Brevard is well-known in the community. There are quite a few little ones in our area, who, along with their families, are receiving services through the ELC, and that is through two primary programs they administer. One is the School Readiness Program which assists low- to moderate-income working […]

Eastern Florida State College | Providing Student Scholarships

Foundation for Success
EFSC Foundation is providing more student scholarships
The future of our community looks like Rachel Williams. A mother of four, she and her husband struggled to get by on one income as she stayed home with the children and put in more hard work pursing a dream: studying at Eastern Florida State College […]

Eastern Florida to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2018

Brevard County, FL (July 20, 2017) – Eastern Florida State College will offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2018 to help meet a critical need for more Registered Nurses along the Space Coast and in Florida.

The program was approved earlier this week by the State Board of Education in Tallahassee, paving the way for the College […]

Justice Teaching | Teacher of The Year

Technological Approach To Children With Disabilities

No Limits Academy:
Takes Technology Approach To Educating Students With Disabilities
Some businesses are created out of opportunity. Others are created out of desire or mission. No Limits Academy in Melbourne was created out of sheer will and an unrelenting belief that things needed to be done a different way.

Laura Joslin is the source of that […]

From Hobby to Non-Profit Organization

Slayde Kerner and the Growth of CraftingEducation Academy
While many people have hobbies they enjoy, there are some who feel so passionate about what they do that their hobby becomes their business. In Slayde Kerner’s case, his love for Minecraft drove him to create a non-profit organization.

Kerner, a high school sophomore, is the founder/CEO of CraftingEducation […]

Force of Sheer Will Drives No Limits

Academy Takes Technology Approach to Educating Students With Handicaps
Some businesses are created out of opportunity. Others are created out of desire or mission. Some institutions are created out of need or an overarching vision that won’t fade from the mind of the founder.

No Limits Academy in Melbourne was created out of sheer will and an […]

New Hope for Familes of Children with Autism

by Josh Field
Puzzle Box Academy Provides Answers, Options and Choices

The signs may be there but oftentimes go undetected or undiagnosed before a parent, relative or friend notices something “different” with the child. It may start as a lack of smiling or making eye contact and later manifest itself in no verbal communication or interest in […]

Alumni Profile: Zac Wallingford

Name: Zac Wallingford
Title: Network Advisor
Company: Atlantic Business Systems
Location: Melbourne
Website: AtlanticBusinessSystems.com

“I credit Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy with teaching me important life lessons in persistence, hard work and dedication that carry over to my career today.”

For Zac Wallingford, being able to live and work in Melbourne is a true blessing. A 2005 graduate of Holy Trinity […]

Springboard to the Future

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Propels the Class of 2016 Toward a World of Options

As Mason Sands counts down the days until his high school graduation on May 14, he faces a tough choice: Harvard or Yale? The salutatorian for Holy Trinity’s Class of 2016, Mason plans to study international relations and global affairs, with a […]

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Table

Local musician Jay DiBella has taken his love for carpentry and refurbishing and started creating unique repurposed products.

FCAT’s Replacement is the FSA

FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) used to be a term that fired up Floridian students and teachers to hit the books hard. The 2014-2015 school year bids farewell to the FCAT and welcomes a new assessment that challenges students with a higher level of rigor in a markedly different format.

Eastern Florida State College Launching Health Careers

Health care is among the fastest growing job fields in the nation, including Brevard County where excellent careers await those with the right education and training.

Breaking the Ice

By Cindi Courbat
Design Students See Hidden Potential in Melbourne’s Historic Ice Plant
A little imagination can go a long way when it comes to breathing new life into an old building — at least that’s what local historian Lesa Larusso believes.

To prove her point, Lesa, who heads up Eastern Florida State College’s (EFSC) Interior Design program, […]

The ABC’s of Pre-kindergarten

It is difficult to believe that the school year is more than half over and summer is just around the corner.  If you have a 4-year-old, you may already be wondering what services exist next school year to prepare him or her for kindergarten.  The time is just right to learn more about Florida’s Voluntary […]

Head of the Class

The New Head of School at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Christopher Hayes admits he became an educator almost by accident. But this “accident” just happened to lead him to a lifelong passion for a career in education. As the new Head of School for Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy (after Catherine Ford’s retirement) Mr. Hayes brings 25 […]

2013 Brevard County High School Seniors on the Road to Success


As the class of 2013 prepares to enter the college world, we would like to take a moment to celebrate some of the local remarkable seniors. This year, the students told us about their favorite memories and what their plans are as they prepare for the next step in their journey. Their many accomplishments include […]

Viera Charter School Public Lottery

Brevard County Sherriff Wayne Ivey to Assist in First Ever Public Lottery for Viera Charter School on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Tremendous demand for new charter school results in more student applications than available student space.

Over 1,200 student applications have been submitted to Viera Charter School in anticipation of the new school’s opening at 6206 Breslay […]

Think Big: Tony Catanese Doesn’t Believe in Small Ideas

Tony Catanese doesn’t believe in small ideas. In fact, a favorite quote, from famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, best captures Catanese’s philosophy: “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work…remember that our sons and grandsons […]