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Students learn STEM at the robotics competition

Today, kids are surrounded by technology. Public schools want to take advantage of this by adding tech-related programs to extracurricular activities. Robotics is a growing program where kids build mobile robots with their classmates to do certain tasks. Recently, 32 ...

AMIkids helps rehabilitate troubled youth

Seventeen-year-old Nathaniel admits he has a short fuse that has gotten him in trouble with the law before. But he's learning to control his temper, thanks to anger management courses he's taking at AMIkids Miami-Dade North. "In the past, I've ...

FMU president on Homeland Security council

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson recently announced the appointment of Florida Memorial University’s President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). Dr. Artis is one of six new members to the Council that consists ...

Children learn how to be health professionals

Last week, 500 children of all ages not only found out what it’s like to do some cool things that health professionals get to do, they also learned the fancy names for those jobs: listening to heart and lung sounds ...

King’s Kids Academy holds first pumpkin patch fundraiser

Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III surprised the students of King’s Kids Academy with a donation of two computers to support their first pumpkin patch fundraiser. The patch welcomed 85 visitors and raised $300 for the school’s first computer lab. ...

Dr. Holloway visits North Miami

School Board Member Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway (District 1) recently visited the NAF Academy of Health Sciences at North Miami Senior High School to meet with students and learn more about the nationally-recognized Model Academy.

Carvalho sworn in to National Assessment Governing Board

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho was sworn in to serve a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board. The ceremony took place Oct. 29 at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington, D.C.

‘Think Pink’ donation drive at Dorsey Technical College

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Month, D.A. Dorsey Technical College brought about awareness to the disease, in collaboration with the United Way and Susan G. Komen for The Cure, with their “Think Pink” donation drive on Oct. 26. D.A. ...

Schools celebrate bond project ribbon-cutting

Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board members, staff and community leaders recently gathered at two elementary schools for a bond project ribbon-cutting event resulting from the voter approval of the $1.2 billion General Obligation Bond. School Board members ...

Chelsea Clinton visits Miami Dade College

Chelsea Clinton visited the School of Education at Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus on Oct. 22 to discuss her book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” Clinton, pictured with MDC Honors College Dean Dr. Pascale Charlot, ...

Program provides students new laptops

Miami-Dade County Public Schools recently distributed new laptop computers at Golden Glades Elementary School in Miami Gardens as part of the CONNECT@HOME program. More than 2,000 select students at 18 targeted elementary schools throughout the district will receive computer devices ...

Tree planting in Liberty City

Students from Liberty City Elementary School and nearly 50 volunteers from Miami-Dade County, American Forests and Bank of America joined together on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to plant 100 trees in Liberty City as part of the Million Trees Miami initiative.

‘Storytelling to Change the World’

Stories of violence and tragedy frequently dominate daily headlines and newscasts. A relatively new movement in the media world seeks to tell a different narrative – through stories of strength, hope and resilience. To engage the community in a dialogue ...

Dr. Bendross-Mindingall honors organizations

As proposed by Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, School Board member for District 2, the Miami-Dade School Board recognized the Jessie Trice Community Health Center and the Metropolitan Dade County Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. (NCNW) for serving ...

SFBJA, Miami Times launch student essay contest

The South Florida Black Journalists Association has partnered with The Miami Times to offer a new scholarship for journalism students in South Florida. The Miami Times Scholarship Essay Contest was developed to encourage and support college students as they pursue ...