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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 ...

New park named after late school principal

A county lakefront park being developed in Twin Lakes will bear the name of the beloved late educator who long maintained the once-private land for local families to enjoy. The Miami-Dade County Commission on Oct. 6 approved a resolution, sponsored ...

Town hall to support teachers

An education Town Hall meeting is being held in Miami that will bring together community stakeholders and educators with the goal of increasing graduation rates among socially and economically disadvantaged urban youth. The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), Delta ...

School magnet programs grow

Miami Central High School freshman Brad Hawkins has an idea for a barbecue sauce. He would create the liquid, design the bottles, labels and packaging. Then he would find a distributor that will put his product on store shelves in ...

Miami Dade College hosted Inaugural Heart Fair Sept. 29

Miami Dade College School of Science in collaboration with the Healthy Hearts Initiative hosted the Inaugural Heart Fair during World Heart Day Sept. 29 at the North Campus. The first-ever fair dedicated principally to cardiovascular health provided important information from

Booker T. Washington High School hosts ‘Rosenwald’ film director

Film director Aviva Kempner visited Booker T. Washington Senior High School on Thursday, Oct. 1, to talk with students about her film, “Rosenwald.” The movie is about Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and president of the Sears department store, who ...

Life Gets Better scholarships aid students

The Life Gets Better Scholarship has been a life changer for many hundreds of students attending Florida A&M University. Considered one of the nation’s unique scholarships, it rewards high school graduates for their exceptional and consistent academic performance rather than ...

Contest teaches high school students financial literacy

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry and BankUnited, a proud corporate partner of the Miami Dolphins, are teaming up to promote the “4 Downs for Finance” financial literacy contest for high school students. The contest is designed to foster financial ...

Miami-Dade Schools Police swear in new officers

Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho, Chief of Police Ian A. Moffett, School Board members, administrators, new police officers and their families gathered Oct. 2 at the School Board Administration Building Auditorium for the swearing-in ceremony of new officers and ...

FAMU officials release statements on the passing of former Trustee C. William "Bill" Jennings

"I join Board of Trustees Chair Rufus Montgomery in expressing my deep condolences to the loved ones of former Trustee William “Bill” Jennings. In the short time that I was able to get to know Mr. Jennings, he quickly became ...

Students learn the importance of voting

On National Voter Registration Day, Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (District 2) toured four of the 15 high schools in her district to educate students on the importance of voting. Bendross-Mindingall began her tour at Miami Edison, then ...

FAMU to host weekend of family, food, fun, and appreciation

This weekend, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has a lot to celebrate.

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 ...