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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.

Miami Schools Short 123 Staffers Because Of Shutdown

Miami Herald | David Smiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

In the month since her school's only fourth grade writing teacher suddenly resigned, Lenora B Smith Elementary Principal Contessa Bryant has hustled t...

Is This A Good Idea?

Miami Herald | David Smiley | Posted 12.10.2013 | Miami

The Miami-Dade school district may look to privatize its vast fleet of school buses and transportation employees....

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...

Teacher Looking A First Raises In Three Years

Miami Herald | LAURA ISENSEE | Posted 01.09.2013 | Miami

Miami-Dade teachers could see their first salary increase in three years, union leaders and district administrators announced Thursday. The United ...

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...

Pure Food, Pure Love

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Happy Food Day! Today we might take a wakeful moment to give thanks to Mother Earth for nourishing us and our families over the centuries. It is a great day to consider what we put into our bodies and to take particular notice of the beautiful domino effect of supporting local food systems.

Huge Number Of Students Baker Acted This Year

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.19.2012 | Miami

A 14-year-old student was caught with a knife in his backpack at a local public school. He never took the weapon out of his bag, never threatened anyo...

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...

Goleman High Student Stabbed In On-Campus Fight

Posted 04.08.2012 | Miami

A Miami Lakes high school student was airlifted to hospital Tuesday after being stabbed in a fight on campus. Miami-Dade School Board officials sai...

Miami-Dade High Schools: 8 More 'A' Schools, Zero 'F's

Posted 03.05.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade County has more high-rating high schools and no failing ones, according to 2010-2011 FCAT scores released Wednesday by the state Department...