BGEC’s Bobcat Dancers win awards at state contest

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 15, 2024

     Bob Graham Education Center’s Bobcat Dancers won awards at The American Dance Alliance State Dance Competition.       On Jan. 27 at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, the team of 27 dancers performed 17 routines, a release from the school said.       Girls from middle and elementary grades received accolades for their performances. Lauren Cancela and...

Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy is known for academic progress, rankings

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 1, 2024

    On a recent Wednesday morning, students walked with friends across the atrium of Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy, heading to their next block of classes. There is room to move, and it’s an orderly group of engaged kids.      More than a decade ago, the school at 5701 W. 24th Ave. in Hialeah left its rough reputation behind. Focused on teaching math, science and technology, it’s earned high national...

Miami Lakes AutoMall donates $1,500 to local educators

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, February 1, 2024

     Miami Lakes AutoMall donated $1,500 to three local educators who serve in Miami Lakes and the surrounding communities.      Fred Senra, a partner in the auto dealer, said the purpose of the donations was to “kick off the 2024 school year.”      Senra met with retired U.S. Marine Col. William G. Perez, shown in the first photo, to present a $500 check on Jan. 18. Perez...

Bob Graham Education Center students ace state tests

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, January 31, 2024

      Bob Graham Education Center recognized students with perfect scores on the FAST Mathematics and English Language Arts exams taken in 2023. FAST, or the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking test, is an annual exam that measures students’ skills at the end of each year. FAST exams also test writing and are administered until 10th grade. The Bobcats’ school is at 15901 NW 79th Ave. in Miami...

FBI warns of predators who seek photos, cash from kids

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, January 31, 2024

     They can appear to be peers: teenagers who want to meet other kids on online gaming platforms or social media pages.      But in reality, they’re adults who prey upon children, typically boys ages 14 to 17, the FBI says.       The criminal will ask a child to send compromising photos or videos and then threaten to release the images unless the victim sends money or produces more...
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