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FIU top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-2016

The U.S. State Department has recognized Florida International University as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-2016. FIU is one of 16 research universities with the most faculty and administrators who are Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Program, administered ...

Liberty City computers grads

Residents from Liberty Square Public Housing recently graduated from a computer training program at Victory Tech Inc. The program, headed by director Van Williams, focuses on training citizens from Liberty City on how to access and use the computer. Williams ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s mission is to create a pathway to educational and professional opportunities for the youth of Miami-Dade County through the study and performance of dance.” -- Ruth Wiesen, director. Thomas Armour Youth Ballet provides ballet training to ...

FMU Lion Legacy: Bridging the past with the future

On March 5th through 7th, Florida Memorial University (FMU) Executive Vice President, Cynthia Curry, University Historian Archivist Dr. Tameka Hobbs, and Director FMU/Lou Rawls Theatre of Performing Arts, Keith Allen, led FMU students on a Lion Legacy Spring Break Service ...

Retirement celebration set for Miami-Dade educator Sophia Hall

A Miami-Dade County Public Schools educator is retiring after more than 35 years and the community is invited to attend a celebration in her honor. Sophia J. Hall, who has taught at Miami Edison, Miami Central, Miami Northwestern, Coral Park ...

UTD names new president to succeed Fedrick C. Ingram

Karla Hernández-Mats, a special education teacher, has been elected the president of United Teachers of Dade (UTD), the largest local union of educators in Florida. She will succeed outgoing UTD President Fedrick C. Ingram, who was recently elected Executive Vice ...

Martin wins gold

Martin Allen Seals, was awarded a Gold medal at the recent Miami-Dade County Science Fair. The son of Sandra and Norbert Seals, Martin is a fourth

Lessons from a dance master

Northwestern High School students scurried down hallways and up the stairs as the bell rings to signal the next class period. In a second floor studio, a group of dance students were in place, awaiting a lesson from a master. ...

Connecting students to colleges

In 2012, Mario Lopez was in the spring semester of his junior year at Plantation High School. At a time when he should have been thinking about who to bring to junior prom, his entire family was left homeless after ...

FMU homecoming 2016

Homecoming is a time during the academic school year where students and alumni celebrate their school. Florida Memorial University recently concluded its homecoming last week with a Greek Step Show & Concert on Friday, Feb.12. The artist who headlined this ...

Miami Gardens presents third annual Heritage Bowl

More than 200 students participated in the third annual Miami Gardens Heritage Bowl, and they all came to seriously compete to win the coveted trophy, cash prizes and, of course, bragging rights for the next year. The competition, started and ...

Circle of Brotherhood honors Dr. Bendross-Mindingall

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (District 2) received an honor from the Circle of Brotherhood at their monthly breakfast on Jan. 30. Bendross-Mindingall was honored for her passion for educating children and for becoming the first Black female ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“This is truly a non-profit organization that prides itself on doing the grunt work and getting results that matter. Independent and funding source evaluations conducted on CAW programs document a 93 percent success rate among its intervention and diversion clients ...

Taking their daughter and granddaughter to work Feb. 5

Ebony Dunn, principal, Brownsville Middle School, left, Bianca Casher, and Commissioner Audrey Edmonson participate in "Take Your Daughters To Work

Precious Symonette is Teacher of the Year

Precious Symonette exhaled and exhaled again Thursday as she let the idea sink in that she was just named the 2017 Francisco R. Walker Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year. The creative writing teacher from Miami Norland Senior High School ...