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SEED School of Miami accepting applications

The SEED School of Miami, South Florida's only college-preparatory public boarding school, is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year, beginning in the fall. The boarding school, located on the campus grounds of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, prepares ...

Dolphins support nutrition, healthy eating at Parkview Elementary event

Parkview Elementary School and the Miami Dolphins are working together to encourage families to eat healthier. The school, at 17631 NW 20th Ave. in Miami Gardens, plans to hold a community event at 9 a.m. Saturday, at which current and ...

FMU HOMECOMING

There was love in the air at Florida Memorial University, Feb 13. It was a fitting prelude to Valentine's Day. Students and alumni patiently waited and watched performances during Greek Day of Homecoming, though the weather was a lot colder ...

Barry University's Bride Walk addresses domestic violence

Dozens of local high school and college students donned white wedding dresses and walked six miles from Barry University’s campus to Johnson & Wales University and back to help raise awareness about domestic and dating violence among teens and young ...

Growth through arts

When Dalia St. Louis was 8 years old, she and her three other siblings entered foster care due to child abuse and molestation. Despite these challenges early in life, St. Louis, now a 21-year-old student at the Miami Dade College ...

Coconut Grove youth honored at Miami commission meeting

It may have seemed like politics as usual at the Miami City Commission meeting on Feb. 12 but for nearly 30 Coconut Grove area youth, it was an event like no other. At the start of the meeting, the Close ...

Getting things done

The positive changes at Poinciana Park Elementary School ever since Dr. Amrita Prakash took over as the new head principal nearly six months ago can't be missed. She's implemented many new programs and hosted several events in an effort to ...

Every day is Ferguson in classrooms across America

We are all justifiably outraged at the events occurring in Ferguson, Missouri. Headlines scream almost daily about a new incident of racial violence boiling over in a town that is struggling to overcome its troubled history. While prominent African American ...

Scholars urged to share King’s dream

Judge Glenda A. Hatchett had a message to deliver to the 84 young men of color who sat before her, all sporting bright white shirts and red ties. Yet Hatchett’s message at the 22nd Annual Unity Scholarship Breakfast was far ...

Memorial for the first Black Kennel owner in Miami-Dade

Family and friends this weekend will celebrate the life of Benjamin F. Gardner, the first Black kennel owner in Miami-Dade who died Dec. 7. He was 69. A memorial service will be held for Gardner at 11 a.m. on Saturday, ...

M-DCPS Magnet schools application deadline Jan. 15  

To have your child considered for a Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Magnet Programs you need to complete and submit an application by Jan. 15. Here are the 12 most important things you need to know about the application process: ...

“Parent Choice” in education can help many families today

When I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 90’s, I moved to New York City. And I did what most young folks did them: found the cheapest apartment I could afford in the nicest neighborhood possible. That ...

Natural Bridge teacher becomes author of book

Robbin Times-Dudley recently fulfilled her long-time goal of becoming a children’s book author. “Jasper, the Fetching Cat,” her first book written under the pen name Candace Lynn, was featured during the recent 2014 Miami Book Fair. Jasper has the “purrfect” ...

Veteran recovers from PTSD, graduates from FIU

U.S. Army veteran and Miami native Rodney Demerritte earned a national defense service medal and an army service ribbon. He was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. In the years that followed he found himself without ...

Black historical high school classes share reunion kick-off

Members of the 1965 graduating classes of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Miami Northwestern and North Dade Senior high schools are all anxiously awaiting their 50th class reunions in 2015. Representatives from historically Black high schools collaborated to plan ...

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