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Miami Wants More Money To School Unaccompanied Migrant Kids

Miami Herald | David Smiley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Miami

With scores of unaccompanied children landing in South Florida after streaming this year in unprecedented numbers across the U.S.-Mexican border, the ...

Miami Lawmakers Want 'Gender-Seperate' Schools In Florida

Posted 11.19.2013 | Miami

Two Miami-Dade legislators are hoping to split some Florida elementary schools into boys-only and girls-only classes. HB313, filed by Florida Rep...

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....

Which Florida University Has The Most Successful Grads?

Posted 10.11.2013 | Miami

There are myriad ways Florida could judge the performance of its 11 state universities. This year, the Board of Governors focused on how each of t...

How University of Miami Students Are Combatting the Florida Education System One Project at a Time

Layla Haidrani | Posted 12.07.2013 | Miami
Layla Haidrani

As Senator Dwight Bullard effectively highlighted in a visit to University of Monday this week: 'we are putting a band aid to a larger problem; why are we applying that principle to education?'


Sun Sentinel | Scott Travis | Posted 11.09.2013 | Miami

Florida International, the largest university in South Florida, is now one of the nation's largest after adding a whopping 12,000 students in the past...

25 GIFs That Perfectly Describe Attending FIU | Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami

Florida International University, more commonly referred to as FIU, is located in Miami, Florida. This college is classified as a research institution...

LOOK: Florida College Sign Misspells State's Name -- TWICE

Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

We now know where to get off I-95 for a first-class education: "Flordia." As first reported by WOKV, a large green interstate sign intended for in...

Awful News For FIU Students

Miami Herald | MICHAEL VASQUEZ | Posted 08.28.2013 | Miami

Under continued gridlock in Congress, student loan interest rates are expected to double July 1 -- potentially adding thousands of dollars in interest...

Bus Stop to Nowhere

Raquel Regalado | Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami
Raquel Regalado

In the following months we will discuss school security at the national, state and school board levels and work to safeguard the physical safety and mental health of our students. At Miami-Dade County Public Schools we have taken a first step.

Florida Education and the "Full Fathom Five"

Raquel Regalado | Posted 01.09.2013 | Miami
Raquel Regalado

I wished that just like a postcard of "Full Fathom Five," I could take back to Florida the concept that education is no longer defined by one measure, that pockets of success aren't sufficient, and that as a state, our desire for excellence can't end with our neighborhood.

LOOK: Students Walk On Water

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 11.09.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Students from Florida International University in Miami walked on water Thursday for a class assignment. To do it, they wore aquatic shoes t...

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...

Miami Schools Get Top Award

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 10.23.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- One of the country's most prestigious education prizes was awarded Tuesday to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for improving student achi...

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...

Horrible Stat For Florida Schools

Miami Herald | Laura Isensee | Posted 10.20.2012 | Miami

From designing motivational posters to high-fiving students at the door, South Florida schools spend a lot of effort to get kids to do the obvious: Sh...

Great News For Uncle Luke!

Posted 08.04.2012 | Miami

It is definitely Luther Campbell's birthday. So to speak. The former 2 Live Crew hype man has won the right to coach football in Florida public h...

School Board Needs $1.2 BILLION

Miami Herald | Laura Isensee | Posted 09.29.2012 | Miami

Leaky roofs, old air-conditioning units and peeling paint plague many Miami-Dade schools. Some newer buildings have state-of-the-art technology; ot...

School Board Votes To Expand MAST

Miami Herald | Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami

MAST Academy, the prestigious, waterfront magnet on Virginia Key, will chart a new course next year, but the school district, parents and village resi...

MAST Academy: How the Miami Dade County Public School Board Is Selling Its Soul

Suzan McDowell | Posted 06.13.2012 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

MAST Academy is the living proof that public education can work.

Is School Board Selling Magnet School's Soul?

| Miami New Times | Posted 06.13.2012 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Michael Miller Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy is one of Miami's best public schools...

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...