Miami-Dade Schools

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.


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.


Police said 16-year-old Zamari Pierre Louis was shot multiple times just before 8:00 p.m. January 15, 2014 on NW 18th Avenue and 160th Street.  (Courtesy: Miami Gardens Police Department)

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School Student Killed

Police were investigating, Thursday, after a teenager was gunned down in Miami Gardens the day before.

CBS Miami–01/16/2014

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School Officials: Miami-Dade School Buses Should Run Smoothly Monday

Miami-Dade School district officials said Sunday they don’t expect a repeat of Friday’s bus fiasco which left plenty of South Florida parents up in arms after learning their children had not been picked up by their school buses due to the bus driver sickout.



Miami-Dade’s Carvalho Sends Tweet Regarding Bus Delays

Saturday, the Superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools tweeted out his concern over what happened.

CBS Miami–01/11/2014

Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho was named Florida’s Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS). Pictured above (left –right) are FADSS President Wally Cox, Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho, and FADSS Chief Executive Officer and Florida Senator Bill Montford.  (Source: Twitter/Alberto Carvalho)

Alberto Carvalho Named State’s “Superintendent Of The Year”

Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho has been named the state’s Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made during the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) during their 68th annual joint conference in Tampa.


Jim Defede & Raquel Regalado (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: HS Athletes & Steroids

Should high school athletes be tested for steroid use? Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado joins Jim to talk about the town hall meetings she has been conducting trying to generate support for her proposal that would allow for steroid testing of local high school athletes.



Labor Day: What’s Open & Closed

Monday is Labor Day. Here’s what’s open and closed throughout South Florida.

CBS Miami–09/02/2013


Labor Day Closures

Monday, September 2 is Labor Day and that means government offices and schools will be closed.





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