FAMU addresses Black and Blue Lives Matter

A discussion centered on unity and understanding took place at Florida A&M University on July 13 at the Charles Winter Wood Theatre. The conversation entitled, “Healing Voices: Black and Blue Lives Matter,” included a variety of professional panelists such as ...

Florida Memorial students selected to attend an innovation conference

Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program held its inaugural three-day entrepreneurial training and development conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

Chapman Partnership's back to school campaign

There are currently 6,100 homeless students within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. These children, even those living in emergency housing, start the school year without basic “back-to-school” supplies. Essential supplies are simple things

Local educator a finalist for the state Teacher of the Year

Precious Symonette, a creative writing teacher at Miami Norland Senior High School, was one of five finalists for the 2017 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. Symonette was first named the 2017 Francisco R. Walker Miami-Dade County Teacher ...

Black education group launches big challenge

For 17 years, the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) has been the leading voice for increased parental choice and high quality education options that support low-income and working-class Black families and their children.

Black Girls CODE workshop a big success

The newly relaunched Miami chapter of Black Girls CODE hosted its first all-girls workshop on Saturday, June 25. The game development workshop was held at Florida Vocational Institute and was supported by AT&T as part of their AT&T Aspire initiative, ...

MDC hosts Future Bankers’ Camp

Miami Dade College once again hosted the popular Future Bankers’ Camp, which provides hands-on experience for high school students interested in careers within the financial services industry. The educational component, coordinated by MDC’s School of Business, the Center for Financial ...

A bridge to Harvard

When Noe Miniel got to college, he was looking for something more, something that would take his educational experience to the next level. He found it at The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, where he enrolled in the CS50x ...

BTW Foundation awards scholarships

John D. Glover, president and CEO of the BTW High School Foundation Inc., announced the award of 20 scholarships and grants, valued at $34,000, during Booker T. Washington High School’s recent annual awards ceremony.

Gulliver and Breakthrough Miami launch summer session

Gulliver Schools, in partnership with Breakthrough Miami, kicked-off its summer session with 60 motivated students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. For the next six weeks, Gulliver will provide classrooms and educational facilities at its Preparatory Campus to help underserved ...

FMU accepts its highest amount of students ever

Florida Memorial University (FMU) has accepted its largest class in the university’s history, accepting 3,780 students of the 7,000 applicants that applied. The university’s fall academic profile for accepted students has increased to a 3.0 GPA and raised the required ...

Children’s learning center plans expansion

What began as a vehicle to provide an alternative to public education for Liberty City children has become a three-decade labor of love for Juanita Walker, owner and CEO of Sheyes of Miami Learning Centers. When Walker established Sheyes in ...

Workshop teaches girls to code, develop games

Lead sponsor AT&T, national nonprofit BlackGirlsCODE and Miami-based coding school Florida Vocational Institute (FVI) are holding a special one-day workshop to teach girls to code games.

Day care providers graduate from training program

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz presided over the fourth graduating class of the Small Business Workshop for Broward and Miami-Dade Early Learning Child Care Providers held last Saturday at the Broward County Convention Center. Now graduates of the program, 75 day ...

Beautiful Dreamers

At first glance, it looked much like any other high school graduation. Packed with proud students and even prouder parents and caregivers, the conference space at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus buzzed with laughter and excitement as red, white and ...