A new school year begins at Bob Graham Education Center

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Yecenia Martinez, principal at Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes, greets student Kioja Turner on Aug. 17, the first day of school.

Photo courtesy of the school. 

Roberto Alonso wins District 4 school board seat

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 31, 2022

     Voters chose Realtor Roberto Alonso to represent District 4 on the Miami-Dade County School Board.       “It’s truly an honor,” Alonso, 42, said on Aug. 26. “It’s really exciting and I’m excited. I think there really is a lot of great things that will come from this.”      Alonso, of Miami Lakes, has not been a teacher or worked in public school...

The Dream Factory awaits ambitious students

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 31, 2022

    The School for Advanced Studies is a top destination for ambitious students who want to earn both a diploma and an associate degree during their final two years of high school, without leaving a campus.      The school, known as SAS, is a collegiate high school -- created through a partnership between a college or university and a school district -- that holds classes at five campuses of Miami Dade...

School board candidates’ forum draws a crowd

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    A forum with the three school board candidates who seek to represent District 4 drew supporters who filled the council chamber at Miami Lakes Town Hall on Aug. 3.       Shown in the photo from left are candidates Roberto Alonso, Maribel Balbin and Kevin Menendez Macki.         The candidates took questions submitted by the public.  The winner will represent northwest Miami-Dade...

Miami Lakes Library Programs through August 30, 2022

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, August 17, 2022

 The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering the following online and in-person classes.  Space is limited. In some cases, you must register in advance for online events.  Free 2022 Hurricane preparation guides are available at all branches. 101 Tadpoles  Tues., Aug. 16 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Follow the adventures of a curious tadpole and his family in this cautionary tale....
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