Miami-Dade Schools

(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: The Education Fund

Back to school. It’s just about that time again. Since 1985,The Education Fund has worked side-by-side with the private sector to direct resources where they are needed most in Miami-Dade schools.
And the Ed Fund, as it’s called is in full back-to-school mode. Right now they are collecting back-to-school supplies for its Ocean Bank Center for Education Materials, a warehouse where public school teachers in Miami-Dade can pick up free school supplies. This benefits students, obviously. But it helps out the teachers too, some of whom are spending close to one-thousand dollars of their own money for supplies and materials in a single school year. We focus on the work the Education Fund does, and how you can help them achieve their goal.

My TV 33–08/12/2014

(Source: CBS4)

MD Schools Police Hold Drill Ahead Of New School Year

MDSPD teamed up with agencies from across the county Wednesday for an active shooter exercise at the South Dade Skill Center.

08/06/2014

May 22, 2014: A 5th grade student was allegedly choked by a janitor at Sabel Palm Elementary.  (Source: CBS4)

School Janitor Accused Of Attacking 5th Grader

A South Florida mother is speaking out after she says her son was assaulted by a custodian at Sabel Palm Elementary School.

CBS Miami–05/22/2014

Carrie Leah Weingarth  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Mother Accused Of Parental Abduction, To Be Released

A mother accused of parental abduction will be released Friday from house arrest.

04/11/2014

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

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Corrections Department)

Police: Region Superintendent Of Schools Arrested Over Incident With Gun

A police investigation revealed the Region Superintendent for the South Region office for public schools, Dr. Alexis Martinez, got involved in an incident with a gun and ended up under arrest.

02/24/2014

Derrick Pena (top left), Steven Pena (top right), Erin Pena (bottom left), Carrie Weingarth, (bottom right). Source: Weingarth's photo is from FDLE and the  children's photos are from Miami-Dade Schools Police Department.

Father Given Sole Custody Of Formerly Missing Children

The father of three children who went missing on February 14 after their mother took them out of the state, was granted sole custody Friday morning.

02/21/2014

Derrick Pena (top left), Steven Pena (top right), Erin Pena (bottom left), Carrie Weingarth, (bottom right). Source: Weingarth's photo is from FDLE and the  children's photos are from Miami-Dade Schools Police Department.

Police Still Searching For Missing Miami-Dade Children

Miami-Dade School Police, along with other law enforcement agencies, are searching for three children believed to be with their mother, who doesn’t have custody of them.

CBS Miami–02/17/2014

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Miami-Dade Gets Special Recognition In New Education Report

Miami-Dade has received special recognition in the 10th Annual Advanced Placement Report to the nation. The county’s school district, along with Manatee County’s school district, were named Advanced Placement (AP) Districts of the Year.

02/11/2014

Jim DeFede & Alberto Carvalho (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Miami-Dade Schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho

Jim sts down for a special half-hour with the superintendent of Miami-Dade schools to discuss a wide range of topics, everything from how schools are graded to common core. And you’ll see a side of the superientendent he does not often show.

CBS4–01/27/2014

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