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Miami Dade College Hall of Fame Raises $1.2 Million for Scholarships

Lasts night, Miami Dade College (MDC) honored ten alumni on the frontlines of the pandemic response and recovery during a special Heroes Edition of the MDC Alumni Hall of Fame. The annual event generated more than $1.2 million to support scholarships for current and future MDC students. The socially distanced awards ceremony was held at MDC Wolfson Campus and livestreamed. A recording of the event can be viewed at mdc.edu/livestream. View photos on the MDC Alumni Facebook page.

M-DCPS Holds Topping-Out Ceremony for New K-8 Center Conversion in North Miami

Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board member Dr. Steve Gallon III, North Region Superintendent Dr. Verena Cabrera, District administrators, Principal Rhonda L. Gaines-Miller of Thomas Jefferson Middle, Principal Marie R. Dugas of Biscayne Gardens Elementary, and students from both schools gathered this morning for a topping-out ceremony for the Biscayne Gardens Elementary/Thomas Jefferson Middle K-8 Center Conversion in northern Miami.

Billboard shows artist sketch of new K-8 Center conversion being constructed in background.

Our Unsung Heroes at Miami-Dade Public Schools Adult Education

This pandemic has forced many of us to deal with situations which have become life or death due to the health risks brought by COVID-19. Professionals in the health field have been frontline warriors in supporting our sick and ill area residents. Many of those workers have encountered situations that they thought they would never be faced with. Other service areas have also been affected by this unprecedented event.

Jamaica and Cuba Extend Education Agreement

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican schools will continue to benefit from professional and academic support provided by Cuban teachers, following the signing of an agreement between the countries on Wednesday to extend the bilateral cooperation in education.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams (left) and Cuba’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Ineìs Fors Fernaìndez, sign the agreement extending the bilateral cooperation in education between the countries.

UNICEF Wants CXC to Postpone CSEC and CAPE Exams

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The United Nations Children’s agency  (UNICEF)  is urging the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) not to proceed with this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations in their current form given the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic..

School Board Vice Chair DR. Steve Gallon III Was Honored to Receive the “GLO” Award at the 5TH Annual Generational Cure Black & White Gala

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 School Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III was humbled and honored to receive the “GLO” Award, in honor of Gloria Ford at the 5th Annual Generational Cure Black & White Gala for his unselfish contribution to the learning and lives of our youth over the past three decades. Their mission is to “Uproot the inherited issues of our older generations to cure the prolonged problems in today's youth.” They seek to provide “a beacon for those concealed within a repetitive cycle of dead ends.”

At Congressional Briefing, Dr. Calvin Mackie Details Platform for Increasing STEM Comprehension in Urban and Minority Communities

WASHINGTON - Outlining a platform to increase STEM careers in urban and minority communities, Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder and president of STEM NOLA, told a congressional briefing that children must be exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education at an early age and K-12 teachers need better preparation to be more effective.

Dr. Calvin Mackie
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