Miami-Dade County Schools
The bands, the face paint, the Friday night lights are back in South Florida as the high school football season kicks off.
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho wants his schools to have wireless Internet and announced a plan Wednesday that could secure the funding needed to make his wish a reality.
It was Student Awareness Day for some 600 Miami-Dade and Monroe High School students Monday, but what many of them became aware of is something that everyone can never forget.
Thursday, Spoelstra and other members of the Miami Heat organization went back to school at W.R. Thomas Middle School to teach kids that there’s more going on in an NBA franchise than just the action on the court.
Some Miami-Dade teachers saw a little bit extra in their paychecks as the school district became the first in the state to jump into merit or performance pay.
Miami-Dade and Broward County schools gave South Florida a 50 percent chance of winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education Tuesday. But, both school districts went home empty-handed.
South Florida kids put their minds to it and produced. FCAT scores for elementary and middle schools are out, and they are up, outpacing the rest of the state.
The Miami Heat was in the house at Biscayne Gardens Elementary School on Thursday morning. That’s because it’s White Hot Heat Day at all Miami-Dade County Schools and the kids are pumped.