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Treating Stress and Trauma With Mindfulness

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.16.2016 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Mindfulness is a committed, concerted, targeted practice -- a life skill. While pausing for a few deep breaths may make you feel better in the moment, practicing and training regularly will allow you to achieve long lasting results, brain health, and that calmer, less reactive place of being.

A Chef's Guide To Cooking At Home

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 07.24.2016 | Taste
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There is something so satisfying about cooking and baking for the people I love, passing on good vibes and creating a treasure chest of food memories to have forever.

Nutrition Matters: How Miami-Dade Schools Are Leading the Way in Food and Nutrition Literacy

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.21.2016 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Currently, one in three kids are obese or overweight. If kiddos are obese and overweight at age 10-17 years old, they have an 80% chance of being an overweight or obese adult. Sadly, if current trends continue, by 2030, 86.3 % of adults will be overweight or obese.

De Blasio Sets the Pace for Political Leadership on Education

Marcus Bright | Posted 09.17.2014 | New York
Marcus Bright

De Blasio's political leadership on the issue of education reminds us that elections do have consequences and that public policy and political leverage can be used to make a very significant impact in the lives of many people.

Miami Community Leaders to Gather to Formulate a Strategic Plan to Address Gun Violence

Marcus Bright | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

The life of Aaron Willis was forever changed on the night of December 19, 2012. The ninth grader at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida was shot while riding his bike in the Wynwood section of the city when shots rang out.

Big Win For Carvalho

WSVN | Posted 05.14.2013 | Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade school's superintendent received a major vote of confidence from his school board members....

Major Leaders and Students to Converge at FIU for Education for a Better America Initiative

Marcus Bright | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

EBA and NAN have partnered with Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to host a Higher Education Awareness, Dropout Prevention, and Health Initiative aimed at addressing these needs in South Florida on May 10, 2013 from 7:30am to 1:30pm.

Partnership Between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and FIU Sparks Educational Innovation and Improvement

Marcus Bright | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Marcus Bright

A partnership between FIU and Miami Northwestern called "The Education Effect" was funded by a 1 million dollar seed investment from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and began in the 2011-2012 school year.

WATCH: A Moment Of Silence In South Florida Schools

Posted 12.17.2012 | Miami

Flags at South Florida public schools flew at half-mast Monday as the state's two largest school districts remembered the victims of the school shooti...

Resounding 'Yes' On $1.2 Billion Bond Issue For Schools

Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho earned another win for the Miami-Dade school district as county voters approved a $1.2 billion bond issue for school i...

Q&A: Alberto Carvalho On Public Schools, Immigration, And The FCAT

Posted 09.12.2012 | Miami

It's hard to imagine more than a handful of jobs more difficult than that of Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The nation's 4th-larg...

WATCH: Are Anti-Gay Sermons OK In Public Schools?

Posted 07.24.2012 | Miami

A South Florida pastor, whose sermons include "Bible Says Gays and Sex Addicts Can Change and Should Change," is under review by the Miami-Dade school...

Police Chief Reassigned Pending Investigation Into Misconduct Allegations

Posted 07.21.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley has been reassigned pending investigations into allegations of misconduct. Complaints filed with th...

Schools Chief Accused Of Baker Acting Kids To Pad Stats

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.17.2012 | Miami

Miami Dade Public Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley is accused of directing officers to Baker Act rather than arrest students to make it appear that...

PHOTOS: Classmates Hold Candlelight Vigil For Trayvon Martin

Posted 05.27.2012 | Miami

Hours after hundreds of Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High students wore black clothing to school, hundreds still gathered for a candlelight vigil to hon...

PHOTOS: School Protests Valedictorian's Deportation

Posted 03.02.2012 | Miami

Daniela Pelaez is valedictorian of her class at North Miami Senior High, in the international baccalaureate program with a 6.7 GPA, applying to Ivy Le...

WATCH: Goldie Hawn 'Falls In Love' At School Board Meeting

Posted 04.25.2012 | Miami

Hollywood star Goldie Hawn popped into a meeting of the Miami-Dade School Board Wednesday, surprising onlookers, prompting a standing ovation, and ann...

Pass Or Fail? Miami-Dade Gets Its Report Card

Posted 12.07.2011 | Miami

Miami-Dade received its report card today and according to the Miami Herald, the district's math and reading scores place it at the top of the ranking...