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The issue of school of choice is about our children

I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place. For me, my Passion and Calling comes through acting, but it ...

Scholarships awarded to Miami High School students

The Miami Bayside Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to 25 students from City of Miami high schools. The students were residents graduating from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and attending college in the fall. They were honored at a ceremony at Miami ...

'Get Caught Reading Month' at Broadmoor

Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall welcomed the Tooth Fairy, Mr. Tooth and employees of MCNA Dental Insurance Company to Broadmoor Elementary School on May 14. In honor of “Get Caught Reading Month,” MCNA Dental donated 100 books to ...

A letter to M-DCPS Superintendent Carvalho

The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board is very interested in discussing the development and implementation of a bilingual educational curriculum for all students. By way of background, on Saturday, January 31, 2015, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board sponsored ...

The Missing Link in Baltimore: Education and learning

On a recent episode of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg asked 16-year-old Michael Singleton why he was throwing rocks and rioting in the streets of Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray before being famously slapped and pulled from the rioters ...

Don't drink and drive

Daniella Joseph said the image of her classmates laying unconscious from a car accident was too much for her to take. She watched friends bloodied behind the wheel of a crushed car. Others were laying on the floor, with torn ...

Brownsville Middle School adopted by local law firm

The Brownsville Middle School auditorium stage transformed into an American courtroom, where students could witness the case of the State of Florida v. Corey Falcons, a mock trial created by Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel (HM&B). It was American Bar Association's ...

Claudia Jones Lewis to retire after 50 years

Claudia Lewis arrived to work at Silver Bluff Elementary unaware that her colleagues and students were planning a surprise for her. The second-grade teacher is set to retire after 50 years at the end of the school year. Last Friday, ...

FAMU grads receive grant from Microsoft

Some people might say Jacky Sam Succes, 22, was destined for success with what he calls “an awesome last name.” Still, it is his hard work that was recognized on May 2 when he and 16 other graduating seniors at ...

Elementary school unveils edible garden

Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) participated in the Edible Gardens Unveiling Ceremony held on Wednesday, April 29 at Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary School. The Education Fund's edible gardens will provide learning opportunities and enough fresh produce to ...

Students learn Miami history at City Year function

The History of Overtown event held recently at Booker T. Washington High School was one of many conducted at 19 Miami-Dade Public Schools serviced by City Year. For students, it was a unique twist of history combined with motivations to ...

Johnson FMU commencement speaker

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be the commencement speaker at Florida Memorial University's spring graduation ceremony 8:30 a.m. Saturday May 2. Secretary Johnson was sworn in on December 23, 2013 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Prior ...

Students to learn workplace safety in county public schools

Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho announced a partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide students with essential workplace safety and health skills training.

School board member Holloway honored

School Board Member Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway of District 1 was recently honored as one of South Florida’s most influential people by The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation during its Annual Legacy Gala. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that unites ...

Commissioner Edmonson reads to children for Library Week

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson celebrates National Library Week, which runs through April 18, by reading to children at the Lemon City Library, located at 430 NE 61st St. in

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