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    Foster care survivor starts effort to help prepare children in need to go back to school

    MIAMI – Takira Brown’s childhood was traumatic. Her father wasn’t there. Her mother struggled as an addict. Her grandmother was the victim of abuse. The Florida Department of Children and Families separated her from her siblings. She was 16 years old when she ran away with her two little brothers and two little sisters. She […] More

  • Miami-Dade releases tentative plan to reopen schools during coronavirus pandemic
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    Miami-Dade releases tentative plan to reopen schools during coronavirus pandemic

    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Under Miami-Dade Public Schools’ new plan to reopen schools during the pandemic, parents will have three options: The traditional in-school model, the distance-online learning model and a hybrid model.  Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the plan’s options reflect the flexibility that parents in the community are asking for. “I believe the […] More

  • Parents, teachers in Broward County say students should go back to class full-time
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    Parents, teachers in Broward County say students should go back to class full-time

    BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Broward County School District has sent out a questionnaire to parents asking what they think school should look like in the fall. The district presented four options: 1) Distance or electronic learning, which is what students have been doing since the pandemic started. 2) Full-time, in class instruction. 3) A […] More

  • US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak
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    US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools and colleges are wrestling with how to safely reopen. With about 40,000 new cases being reported a day, Fauci, […] More

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    Broward County School Board discusses changing the name of 5 schools due to racial connotation

    PLANTATION, Fla. – The Broward County School Board is discussing the possible changing of five Plantation schools’ names, not due to a racist history, but rather due to racial connotation associated with the word “plantation” and its connection to slavery. “It continues to hurt people that look like me, people that are immigrants to this […] More

  • Monroe County school officials release school reopening plan
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    Monroe County school officials release school reopening plan

    MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Monroe County School District officials released their school reopening plan on Monday as concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue. “None of us can accurately predict what will happen with the COVID-19 virus between now and the opening of school in August,” incoming Superintendent Theresa Axford said in a news release. “But […] More

  • This virtual camp includes 1,200 videos and experiences -- and they’re all free
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    This virtual camp includes 1,200 videos and experiences — and they’re all free

    Summer is in full swing, and we understand, with the coronavirus pandemic having thrown everyone’s school year off, it probably already feels like your kids have been on summer break for six months. Summer camp might not be an option this year, but YouTube has created a free #CampYouTube, so as to re-create common camp […] More

  • DeVos issues rule steering more virus aid to private schools
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    DeVos issues rule steering more virus aid to private schools

    The Trump administration on Thursday moved forward with a policy ordering public schools across the U.S. to share coronavirus relief funding with private schools at a higher rate than federal law typically requires. Under a new rule issued by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, school districts are ordered to set aside a portion of their aid […] More

  • Actor teams up with DC for science book
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    Actor teams up with DC for science book

    NEW YORK – “The Big Bang Theory” actor Mayim Bialik is teaming with DC Entertainment on a project that joins superhero power to the power of science. DC Entertainment announced Thursday that Bialik will collaborate with popular comic writers and illustrators on a story collection that features Batman, Superman, the Flash and others in search […] More

  • South Florida principal tests positive for coronavirus days after attending graduation ceremony
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    South Florida principal tests positive for coronavirus days after attending graduation ceremony

    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The principal of a private Catholic high school in Miami-Dade County has tested positive for COVID-19, days after he took part in a graduation ceremony at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Cristina Cruz, a spokeswoman for Christopher Columbus High School, confirmed that Principal David Pugh tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. According to […] More

  • DeSantis signs bill to raise Florida teachers’ base salary at Hialeah Gardens charter school
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    DeSantis signs bill to raise Florida teachers’ base salary at Hialeah Gardens charter school

    HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday in Miami-Dade County that he is increasing the base salary of Florida’s K-12 classroom teachers to $47,500. During his visit to the Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens, DeSantis signed HB 641 Funds for the Operation of Schools bill, which includes the new $500 […] More

  • California voters to decide fate of affirmative action ban
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    California voters to decide fate of affirmative action ban

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s 1996 ban on affirmative action policies will be tested at ballot box in November as voters will decide whether governments and public colleges and universities can consider race in their hiring and admissions decisions — all against the backdrop of a presidential election and cultural upheaval over racial injustice. California has […] More

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