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US President Barack Obama jokingly shakes hands with First Lady Michelle Obama as he arrives to speaks after visiting a classroom at Coral Reef High School in Miami, Florida on March 7, 2014. (Source: ANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Teacher Says Anti-Obama Views Got Him Banned From Attending Speech

When President Barack Obama appeared at Coral Reef High School, he was met with applause and cheers. But at least one Coral Reef Senior High teacher said his dislike of Obama kept him from attending the president’s speech.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

January 17, 2014: An event called “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” kicked off the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend with teachers and community members  wanting to show support for less of a focus on testing and more focus on teaching.  (Source: CBS4)

March Down Biscayne Blvd. Promotes Teaching In South Florida

Teachers, students, parents, community organizations and elected officials marched down Biscayne Boulevard Friday to show support for better public schools.

CBS Miami–01/17/2014

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Idea Floated To Randomly Drug Test High School Athletes

The bands, the face paint, the Friday night lights are back in South Florida as the high school football season kicks off.

CBS Miami–08/30/2013

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Carvalho Plan Could Make All Schools Wireless

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.

CBS4–11/23/2011

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Survivors Give Hope To Students

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.

CBS4–11/15/2011

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Spoelstra & Heat Head Back to School

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.

CBS4–11/03/2011

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Report: M-D Schools Begin Merit Pay System

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.

CBS4–09/30/2011

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S. Florida Misses Out On Education Prize

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.

CBS4–09/20/2011

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Apples For The Teachers, Red Letter Day For Students

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.

CBS4–06/30/2011

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Miami-Dade Public Schools Celebrate White Hot Heat Day

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.

CBS4–06/02/2011