MDC Hosts International Students Program

Education Friday, September 6, 2013

A group of international students hailing from various parts of the world has just arrived in South Florida for a year they will never forget. As part of Miami-Dade College's (MDC) International Education Exchange Program, these pupils will learn all about U.S. democracy, customs, culture, and develop leadership skills they will take back to their home countries.  The program, part of the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)...

Recess goes Hi-Tech

Education Friday, September 6, 2013

Recess, as we commonly know it, is getting a makeover this fall for the digital age. The innovative program with its varied exercise stations will motivate students and teachers to embrace physical activity as a lifelong habit. As part of a grant-funded project, the Miami-Dade County Public School District's Office of Physical Education and Health Literacy developed a technology-based, indoor fitness trail for elementary school recess. ...

Echoes of the Heart: Bi-lingual education

Religious By Dr. Jeffrey Frantz, Special to The Miami Laker Thursday, September 5, 2013

  The new excitement for bi-lingual education. Increasingly, in recent years, school districts around the country are tapping into the benefits to the brain of bi-lingual education. In our greater Miami context, of course, bilingualism is everywhere. In the idiom of us locals, it is called Spanglish. In the years ahead, it will be interesting to see how South Florida plugs in to what may soon be a national trend in advocacy for...

Head Start program accepting applications

Education By The Miami Laker staff Friday, August 2, 2013

The Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department’s (CAHSD) Head Start/Early Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 program year which begins on August 19. Parents with children three years old (by September 1) to five  years old (after September 1) may qualify for the program.  Children with disabilities who have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family...

Lawton Chiles launches Cambridge Magnet Program

Education By The Miami Laker staff Friday, August 2, 2013

Lawton Chiles Middle School is launching the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program for the new school year. The program was brought to Lawton Chiles through the vision, support and involvement of Miami-Dade County Public School Board Chair Perla Hantman-Tabares, superintendent Alberto Carvalho, assistant superintendent Jose Dotres, North Region superintendent Vivian Santiesteban-Pardo and Lawton Chiles...
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