'Stop the Violence' event readies kids for school

Miami-Dade Public Schools District 2 Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall recently partnered with United Teachers of Dade and The Circle of Brotherhood to host a “Stop the Violence” back to school event.

Florida International University unveils a new $3M Tech Station

Facility prepares students for careers in technology, computer engineering

M-DCPS, UTD reach historic agreement

The district and the union also came to an agreement regarding the teacher evaluation process.

Welcome back to school

The Miami Children’s Initiative and partners gave a red carpet welcome to Brownsville Middle School students on the first day of school Monday.

Little Haiti hosts program to empower youth

The Miami Digital Media Incubator (DMI), in partnership with the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and Microsoft Corp., facilitated a four-week summer job training program for young people in Miami-Dade County interested in photography, film, coding and web design.

Commissioner sponsors youth internship program

While most high school and college students file paperwork during their summer internships, 34 aspiring professionals got real-life experience thanks to Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII). For eight to 10 weeks, students were paid to gain valuable ...

Miramar at-risk youth celebrate summer

Visits to the beach, field trips and an animal show were just a few of the activities enjoyed by more than 80 at-risk youth in Miramar who attended the “Hangin’ with 5-0” summer camp. The program was sponsored by the ...

Ready for Back to School

Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, School Board member for District 1, pictured center, joined Miami-Dade County

Monestime gives out book bags at events

Hundreds of District 2 students received new book bags filled with school supplies at two events presented by Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department over the weekend.

Free Back to School events this weekend

Back to School season is officially underway with some cities and organizations doing giveaways for children and their parents. Below is a list of giveaways to take advantage of. Overtown: City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commission Vice-Chair Keon ...

Students enroll in Police Explorers Academy

The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department held its Summer Police Explorers Academy for high school students at Miami Dade College North Campus.

FAMU makes historic appearance before House Committee

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum testified on July 15 before the House Committee on Agriculture. Mangum was one of six 1890 land-grant university (LGU) presidents selected to testify before the committee. The five other participating universities ...

Liberty City kids receive free school supplies

More than 250 children from Liberty City received free school supplies, uniforms and shoes at an event in Key Biscayne on July 11. In an effort to support its sister city, the Village of Key Biscayne brought the children to ...

Education reformers must unite around 3 goals

It’s fair to say the ultimate goal of the education reform movement, and the education community in general, is to ensure that all students — no matter where they live or what their background is — have access to a ...

Miami Gardens Council honors Girl Scouts

Miami Gardens public officials honored the Girl Scouts Troop 347 at the July 8 city council meeting. Amari Thompson, a junior to be at William Turner Technical School and recently the winner of the Girl Scouts Gold Award, was presented ...