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Wellness Policy In Effect At Miami-Dade Schools Come Sept.

It’s the last day of school and students are walking out ready to enjoy their summer vacation.

CBS4–06/07/2012

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Study: Good Handwriting Skills Linked To Good Grades

With the added use of computers, iPads and even spell check one may think that handwriting is a thing of the past, but new research points out a correlation between good handwriting and good grades.

CBS4–01/18/2012

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Viral Bullying Video Stirs Emotions For S. Fla Outreach Group

What was once considered by some to be a “rite of passage”, bullying has now been thrust into the national spotlight.

CBS4–12/19/2011

Laura Chiarello of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Focus on South Florida — Our Homeless Children

A look at the youngest victims of the economic downturn and what South Florida is doing to help them.  

My TV 33–12/06/2011

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CBS4 Investigates: Criminal Probe Into After School Tutoring Program

What happens when tons of Federal money is handed out without any required accountability? CBS4 Investigator Jim Defede examines a tutoring program in Miami-Dade County under a criminal probe for allegedly bilking taxpayers for “ghost” students.

CBS4–11/08/2011

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Schools Putting Creative Twist On Phys. Ed.

When it comes to physical education, most of us think of running laps, playing kickball, or other mundane activities. But, a new program in Miami-Dade County Public Schools is putting a creative touch on physical education.

CBS4–10/28/2011

(Photo Source: Miami Dade Public Schools)  Star Food Healthy Express vending machines at Miami-Dade high schools will offer choices like yogurt parfaits and wraps this year.

Miami-Dade School Cafeterias Get High-Tech, Healthy Makeovers

When Miami-Dade students go back to school on Monday, some of them will notice their cafeterias have undergone high-tech, healthy makeovers and it’s all about battling childhood obesity in South Florida.

CBS4–08/19/2011

Miami-Dade and Broward County rank among the state's healthiest counties, according to a new study. (Source: CBS)

Dade School Cafeteria Workers Hit The Books For Healthier Food

Hundreds of part-time Miami-Dade County Public Schools food service employees have gotten a crash course on healthier food.

CBS4–07/04/2011

(Photo Credit: CBS4) Yasiel Reyes-Gonzalez

Bond Set For Clinic Owner In School District Fraud Case

Bond was lowered Friday to $100,000 for a Miami-Dade health clinic owner who was arrested, along with two Miami-Dade public school employees after allegedly defrauding the county’s medical insurance plan.

CBS4–06/17/2011

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle

Dade School Employees Accused Of Defrauding District

Two Miami-Dade public school employees were arrested for allegedly defrauding the county’s medical insurance plan.

06/16/2011

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