School district launches iAttend

On any given day, nearly 20,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students are absent from school. Going to school every day is one of the simplest and most important contributing factors to a child’s academic success. This is why Superintendent Alberto ...

UNCF and FMU to host first Miami Masked Ball

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will host its first Miami Masked Ball to honor local supporters who enable UNCF to get deserving Miami students to and through college. Civic, business and educational leaders across South Florida will gather at ...

UTD vote ratifies contract

United Teachers of Dade recently staged their contract ratification vote certification at the Firefighters Memorial Hall. The much anticipated results impacted more than 21,000 teachers and some 4,600 clerical and support staff employed by the Miami-Dade Public Schools District. A ...

FMU students named ambassadors

Two Florida Memorial University (FMU) students, Marquise McGriff and AcNeal Williams, are among 83 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) “All-Stars” recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement by the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

Bendross-Mindingall honors youth mentors

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, School Board Member for District 2, recognized the 100 Black Men of South Florida and the Miami Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. at a recent School Board meeting. The 100 Black Men of South ...

Barry celebrates 75th anniversary

Seventy-five years ago on Sept. 13, 1940, an open house invited the public to the campus of the first all-women's Catholic college in Florida. Focusing on the daughters of middle and working class parents, Barry University, then named Barry College, ...

Graduate scholarships available to teachers

SR Education Group, an education research publisher, announced a new Graduate School Scholarship for Teachers. The scholarship is open to all U.S. teachers currently attending or accepted into graduate school. All SR Education Group scholarships are need-based and will be ...

Dolphins, Norland team for magnet program

Miami Norland Senior High School and the Miami Dolphins Foundation have teamed up to develop a sports medicine magnet program, which is the first of its kind in Miami-Dade County. The pilot program will prepare students for future education and ...

'Stop the Violence' event readies kids for school

Miami-Dade Public Schools District 2 Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall recently partnered with United Teachers of Dade and The Circle of Brotherhood to host a “Stop the Violence” back to school event.

Florida International University unveils a new $3M Tech Station

Facility prepares students for careers in technology, computer engineering

M-DCPS, UTD reach historic agreement

The district and the union also came to an agreement regarding the teacher evaluation process.

Welcome back to school

The Miami Children’s Initiative and partners gave a red carpet welcome to Brownsville Middle School students on the first day of school Monday.

Little Haiti hosts program to empower youth

The Miami Digital Media Incubator (DMI), in partnership with the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and Microsoft Corp., facilitated a four-week summer job training program for young people in Miami-Dade County interested in photography, film, coding and web design.

Commissioner sponsors youth internship program

While most high school and college students file paperwork during their summer internships, 34 aspiring professionals got real-life experience thanks to Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII). For eight to 10 weeks, students were paid to gain valuable ...

Miramar at-risk youth celebrate summer

Visits to the beach, field trips and an animal show were just a few of the activities enjoyed by more than 80 at-risk youth in Miramar who attended the “Hangin’ with 5-0” summer camp. The program was sponsored by the ...