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All we ever do is talk about embracing educational reform

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about our public school systems. A recent report revealed that 49 schools within Tulsa Public Schools received an F grade by the state of Oklahoma. Most of those schools are in my legislative ...

Microsoft chairman gifts FAMU $5 million

Florida A & M University received the largest single donation in its 127-year history from alumnus Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson and his wife Sandi. The $5 million will provide scholarships to high performing students from low wealth families. Thompson ...

Northwestern principal nominated for award

Miami Northwestern principal Wallace Aristide is a candidate for the prestigious Leonard Miller Principal Award for turning around the Liberty City high school that was for years on the brink of being closed by the state because of its poor ...

How to pick the best school for your child

Parents truly do know best. When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style – a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful. That’s why school choice matters ...

County college fair opens door to education and jobs

Universities will accept high school students on the spot at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Center tomorrow, Oct. 30 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Applications fees will be waived and scholarships given to accepted students at the fair, ...

Mr. and Miss FMU and the royal court

Congratulations to Mr. and Miss Florida Memorial University 2014 – Moses A. Bain and Aurelia A. Matthews and the entire royal court.

Bright Futures scholarship program under scrutiny

Florida’s Board of Governors, the group that oversees all of the state’s universities, is set to review concerns created by tougher new academic requirements that left hundreds of Black high school students in Miami-Dade and other counties without Bright Futures ...

Former foster care kids thrive at FIU

By the time she was 18 years old, Kenya Adeola had lived in nine different foster homes and attended five high schools. At 15, Kevin Love watched as every member of his immediate family – his mother, sister and two ...

Career fair held at Miami Northwestern

Miami Northwestern Senior High School last Tuesday hosted a unique career fair where students learned about jobs and careers with the National AFL-CIO union, which sponsored the event. The fair educated students on how to negotiate a contract with an ...

Making the cut

One month after it faced being shut down because of budget cuts, Miami-Dade’s Boot Camp program held its graduation ceremonies Oct. 1. In a packed courtroom at the Richard E. Gersten Justice building, 34 cadets assembled in the same place ...

NEA tour takes local flight

The new president of the nation’s largest labor union took to the skies in Miami today as the second major stop on her back-to-school tour. Lily Eskelsen Garcia began her role at the National Education Association (NEA) several days ago, ...

Florida Memorial University receives a $1.25 million grant

Currently 2.4 million students are diagnosed with learning disabilities that affects their ability to speak, listen, think, read, write spell or compute. The number of school-age students identified with learning disabilities has seen a steady decline in the past 10 ...

Missing school matters

As Miami-Dade County Public Schools are well into their second month of the school year, it is time to address the elephant in the room — attendance. Have any of your children missed a day yet? Is your child on ...

Businesses to address underage drinking

Alcohol use is one of the most serious public health issues for young people in the U.S., according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. In order to reduce underage drinking it will require a community-based effort. The ...

Booker T. Washington Senior High introduces Education Effect

Black students remain an underrepresented group in the astronomy profession. In an effort to increase interest among youth, Booker T. Washington Senior High’s 25-year-old planetarium received a major makeover thanks to the launch of the Education Effect, a university community ...

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