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In 1988, at Myrtle Grove Elementary School, teachers did away with assigning busywork -- writing a sentence 50 times -- and instead assigned homework dealing with that day's class. "We don't want to give a student 50 problems when 10 problems can do the job, " principal Cecil Daniels said.
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Identical twins are stand-out graduates at FIU
Identical twins Shonda and Shalisha Witherspoon are academically stand-out graduates at Florida Interrnational University, becoming the first in their family of six children to graduate from college.
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Rallying for the homeless
South Miami Senior High students mobilized to raise awareness of homeless issues during the school's Homecoming Pep Rally in 2015. The students collected 100 pairs of socks, 200 pounds of clothes and 250 cans of food for the homeless.
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Elementary school students build an edible forest
Students enjoyed a food forest building workshop at Royal Palm Elementary School on Feb. 19, 2016. The edible forest aims to supply the cafeteria with produce and provide students fresh vegetables to take home regularly.
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PREPWORKS, a high-tech tutor
Tracy LaFlamme Ortega runs a global education-technology company that provides test preparation and supplemental lessons to students anywhere, on any device.
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Barry University in 1981: Six women for every man
Barry University was like any other college in 1981, except for the ratio of men to women. It had been coed for five years by then, and the change had gone smoothly.
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CODeLLA prepares girls for futures in technology
Latina girls, ages 9 through 12, learn about technology, entrepreneurship and computer coding from CODeLLA Summer Immersion , a Miami-based science program. It partners with the Centro Mater Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on childcare and education for underprivileged youth.
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When kids need stuff teachers turn to crowd funding
This holiday season, hundreds of Miami-Dade County teachers from public, private and charter schools are turning to crowd-funding websites. They're hoping to buy everything from age-appropriate books and copying paper to a solar car kit or frogs to dissect in biology class.
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FIU students come visiting to aid neighborhood residents
FIU students perform home visits as part of the university’s NeighborhoodHELP program, which provides medical care and assistance with legal issues and other matters to low-income residents of several communities, including Opa-locka, Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Little Haiti and North Miami. The program targets neighborhoods where surveys have shown a high incidence of infant mortality, cardiovascular problems, cancer and other afflictions. The students’ visits, supervised by FIU faculty members, are free.
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UM program encourages healthy bodies, healthy minds
Healthy bodies, higher grades? Miami-Dade public schools and the University of Miami get kids active to improve academic performance.