There was a lot of noise at a usually quiet place. Students, teachers, parents and staff at Coral Park Elementary in Southwest Miami-Dade were ecstatic over the newly renovated library.
A program that centers on getting more public high school students to continue to college was well received at a local high school Monday.
After delays caused by the partial government shutdown in 2013, the grandson of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau is about to spend 31 days at an underwater research laboratory in the Florida Keys.
The results are in for Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test also known as the FCAT.
A South Florida mother is speaking out after she says her son was assaulted by a custodian at Sabel Palm Elementary School.
It’s one of the highest awards in the country given to high school students.
Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 1642) overhauling the state’s A-to-F grading system on Monday along with more than 50 other bills.
Three measures responding to complaints about Florida’s move to Common Core standards were implemented.
The nation’s sixth-largest school district, Broward County, wants to drastically improve its schools and took the first step toward achieving that goal Tuesday night.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s that time of year when students all across the country will be celebrating high school and college graduations. One South Florida girl will get a diploma from both in the same week and she is only 16-years old.
Grace Bush already has her bachelor’s degree from college but she doesn’t have a high school diploma yet.
“It’s kind of weird that I graduated college before high school,” said Grace Bush.
The teen from Hollywood earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice Friday morning from Florida Atlantic University.
She did it with a 3.8 grade point average and completed the four year degree in just three years.
“I started when I was 13 at Broward College and I also took my classes throughout the summer, so I was able to finish it before four years,” said Grace Bush.
Grace will get her high school diploma on May 9th from Florida Atlantic University high school.
The institution’s dual enrollment program allows high performing high school students to earn credit for the same courses towards their college degree and save thousands of dollars in tuition at the same time.
Grace’s parents wanted their nine children to earn college credit in high school because they can’t afford to send all of their kids to college. Their mother, who home schooled all the kids knew early on, Grace had a knack for learning.
“At two years old, she was already reading and I was totally shocked,” said Grace’s mother, Gisla Bush.
Grace is the third oldest in the Bush family.
“My two older sisters are doing it and I’m the third to do it. My oldest sister already graduated and my second oldest sister is graduating in the summer,” said Grace Bush.
The new college graduate said she’ll be pursuing a master’s degree this fall, and then going to law school.
“I would eventually like to become chief justice of the United States,” said Grace Bush.
During her spare time she plays the flute in two orchestras and that keeps her busy but she says she will finally take a little break during the summer.
“To study for the LSAT, so I can get as high a score as possible, so hopefully I can get a full ride into a good school, law school,” said Grace Bush.