Miami-Dade County Public Schools http://wlrn.org en Miami-Dade Students Aren't Eating Their Free Breakfasts http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-students-arent-eating-their-free-breakfasts <p>For years, public schools have offered free breakfast and lunch to kids from low-income families. But a <a href="http://www.flimpact.org/fsbp/resources/2014-SchoolBreakfastParticipation-SY1213.pdf"><strong>new study</strong></a> says only a fraction of those who get their free lunch are eating their free breakfast. In Miami-Dade County, for every 100 students who get free lunch, only 41 are taking advantage of the morning meal.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:11:56 +0000 Wilson Sayre 28726 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Students Aren't Eating Their Free Breakfasts Test Results Compare Hillsborough, Miami-Dade To Other Large Districts http://wlrn.org/post/test-results-compare-hillsborough-miami-dade-other-large-districts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_tuda_2013/#/">New testing data</a> shows Hillsborough County schools beat the performance of other large urban school districts in math and reading. Miami-Dade fourth grade readers outscored other large urban districts, but were on par in eighth grade reading and fourth and eighth grade math.<br /> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:17:39 +0000 John O'Connor 25556 at http://wlrn.org Test Results Compare Hillsborough, Miami-Dade To Other Large Districts Miami-Dade Wins Top College Board Award For AP Classes http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-wins-top-college-board-award-ap-classes <p>Miami-Dade schools has earned top honors for successfully expanding access to tough, college-level courses while improving passing scores, the College Board announced Monday.<br /> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:24:13 +0000 David Smiley 23202 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Wins Top College Board Award For AP Classes Miami-Dade Teachers To Vote On Contract, Raises http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-teachers-vote-contract-raises <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Thousands of Miami-Dade teachers will cast ballots Oct. 30 in a ratification vote on a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utd.org/pdf/Tentative_Agreement_2013-2014_Addendum.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 122, 202);" target="_blank">tentative contract agreement</a>&nbsp;hashed out this month between district negotiators and the United Teachers of Dade.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:10:39 +0000 David Smiley 22919 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Teachers To Vote On Contract, Raises Why Convergence Is Important To Improving Public Education http://wlrn.org/post/why-convergence-important-improving-public-education <p>For decades now, public education has been in “crisis.”&nbsp; And since the founding of the U.S. Department of Education, we’ve searched for ways to promote student achievement and prepare for global competitiveness.</p><p>There is little question as to why. As the workforce becomes more educated, and increasingly globalized, an educated workforce becomes increasingly important. And study after study proves that educational attainment leads to economic mobility.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Neyda Borges 19337 at http://wlrn.org Why Convergence Is Important To Improving Public Education What's Behind The Turnaround At Miami Public Schools? http://wlrn.org/post/whats-behind-turnaround-miami-public-schools Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>For years, Miami-Dade County Public Schools faced problems common to many urban schools: low attendance, high dropout rates, poor grades. But since 2008, Alberto Carvalho has been in charge of the nation's fourth largest school district, and there've been some noticeable improvements in Miami schools. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:35:38 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 19334 at http://wlrn.org