Students at St. Timothy Catholic School follow the pope's trip to Cuba with interest. (Source: CBS4)

State Figures Show School Absences Still An Epidemic

Almost 1 in 10 students (hundreds of thousands) miss a month or more of the school year, according to state figures. South Florida schools are fighting to get every student in the door.

CBS Miami–08/18/2012

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Delaying Kindergarten Gains Momentum Among Parents

Some parents will do whatever they can to give their children an edge.


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Report: Dade Lags In Kindergarten Immunizations

More than 20 percent of kindergarten students in Miami-Dade County lacked complete immunizations in the previous school year, the highest percentage of Florida’s 67 counties, according to a new report.