Urban schools advocates call for an investigation

ICARE, the local group that advocates for improvements in urban core schools, has issued another scathing report against the Miami-Dade County Public School System, asking for the state and federal education departments to invest how the district allocates key funds ...

The rebuilt Miami Norland Senior High opens

Schools across Miami-Dade County opened their doors Monday to welcome students back after summer break. At one school, in particular, the excitement and the growing anticipation for the start of the 2016-2017 school year has been palatable.

Students, beware of Zika

The Zika virus is a disease that has South Floridians taking caution when they step out of their homes. As the latest information reveals Zika activity in sections of Wynwood and Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade County Public School Board decided ...

From education advocacy to career preparedness

Mack Samuel, a technologist, entrepreneur, and an avid advocate for children’s education, brings STEM For Kids to Miami to help them get better prepared for the future.

Internship program provides college students opportunities

Cle-Andra Rolle, a senior at Florida Memorial University majoring in biology, says her dream of becoming a doctor is a reality because of Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII).

Bookmania! promotes youth literacy

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan and Miami Gardens Councilman David Williams Jr. co-sponsored Bookmania! to promote youth literacy on July 30 at the City of Miami Gardens Botanical Garden.

Fundraising at all-time high at FAMU institution

Florida A&M University’s revitalized and strategic focus on increasing alumni engagement, external outreach, and creating new partnerships is paying great dividends.

A recipe for success in educating STEM leaders

Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to attend a local science conference. Because it was free, I took my upper level chemistry class. There were only three so there was not an issue of space, reservations, or anything.

STEM career panel inspires local Black female students

Close to 100 female students, ages 7-17, and their parents, attended a recent Black Girls CODE Women of Color STEM Career Panel in Miami

FSU track star headed to Rio

When Meme Jean began running track as a child with the Pompano Xpress in South Florida, little did she know it would put her on a path to the Olympics. Jean is a current member of the Florida State University ...

FMU student-athlete honored

Florida Memorial University President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis and the Board of Trustees presented Corion Knight with a plaque and two certificates for his major accomplishments during the 2015-2016 track and field season.

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 ...