The local community team “Hope for Autism" has expressed its appreciation to new Bob Graham Education Center principal Yecenia Martinez for the invaluable support and commitment she is showing for all student populations, including students with autism.  The beautification of the school is remarkable as well as the step forward to the integration of this special community of children on the autism spectrum. The group is...
New this school year, Miami-Dade County Public School's (M-DCPS) Department of Food and Nutrition is providing an expanded after-school snack service, the Snack Plus program, at selected schools. This program is available through the Department of Health Child Care Food Program. Students participating in schools with the Snack Plus program will receive a nutritious, well-balanced snack with components from all major food groups including...

School Board chair, Perla Hantman, on National Panel

Education Friday, September 6, 2013

Miami-Dade County School Board chair Perla Tabares Hantman served as a panelist on transportation safety at the Safe Routes to Schools National Conference in Sacramento, California, in mid-August. The conference was sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and attracted 600 participants from around the nation. Hantman was featured on a panel titled “Maximizing...

Mater Gardens Unveils Stingray Way

Education Friday, September 6, 2013

On Tuesday August 20, all of the students of Mater Gardens Academy gathered together to celebrate the unveiling of a new street sign in honor of the school's mascot. Principal Lourdes Isla along with Carlos Fleites representing the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners unveiled the change from N.W. 178 Lane to Stingray Way. The proposal for the street name change came last school year and was announced to students for their vote on a...

Common Core Standards Adopted for Miami-Dade County

Education Friday, September 6, 2013

Florida is one of the 45 states adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and assessing these standards over the next two years. The standards were put together using public input from the parents, teachers, students and education professionals, business leaders and lawmakers. The new standards will require students to master fewer education standards at a higher cognitive level. They will emphasize critical thinking and problem...
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