After a calamitous day one, followed by two days of throwing up their hands, South Florida school districts – Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach – will hold their breaths and try again tomorrow to boot up a standardized testing system that bombed out of the gates.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez gave his annual address this week. We hear what he has to say and Jim sits down with Miami-Dade School Board member Raquel Regalado for her take on the state of Miami-Dade County.
We take you on a tour of the Miami-Dade Courthouse with the chief administrative judge showing the state of disrepair, water damage and busted concrete. Then Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado and attorney Joe Serota face off in a debate on the $393 million bond issue to build a new civil courthouse.
Miami Dade County School Board members pushed for an upgrade in schools’ learning activities during Hispanic Heritage month.
Miami-Dade’s Schools Superintendent has weighed in on the debate of state standardized testing. In an op-ed piece in CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald, Alberto Carvalho urged common sense when it comes to testing.
Florida’s Lee County school board has done an about face when it comes to state standardized testing. Last week, the county voted not to administer tests tied to the Common Core academic standards or any end-of-course exams.
The crisis of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the Mexican border is being felt across the United States and in South Florida as well.
The Miami-Dade School district announced Tuesday a plan for a pilot program for the random drug testing of students participating in sports and other extracurricular activities. Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be implementing the program for the 2014-2015 school year.
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.
The bands, the face paint, the Friday night lights are back in South Florida as the high school football season kicks off.