Education
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Being a father to just his own children wasn't enough

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  • Playing basketball for his high school team and then for the University of San Diego, Ray Witt felt the absence of his father, murdered when he was just 3 years old. Growing up, he vowed "to be the father my father couldn't be." As soon as his children were born, Witt began practicing what he had learned from his uncles and coaches. Yet, being a father to the children in his household wasn't enough. He remembered the child he once was, the boy who yearned for a father he didn't have.
  • 5/11/2017
  • Album ID: 2134703

Frost Museum of Science opens

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  • Five years and $305 million after the groundbreaking, Miami's Frost Museum of Science opened Sunday, May 7, 2017.
  • 5/8/2017
  • Album ID: 2133898

At Good Hope something good happens on a horse

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  • Good Hope Equestrian Training Center is a nonprofit organization in the rural Redland area of South Miami-Dade that uses horses to help children and adults with special needs.
  • 10/26/2016
  • Album ID: 2091191

Dade school takes the busywork out of homework

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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.
  • 6/14/2016
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Identical twins are stand-out graduates at FIU

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  • 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.
  • 5/30/2016
  • Album ID: 2051772

Rallying for the homeless

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  • 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.
  • 2/26/2016
  • Album ID: 2024537

Elementary school students build an edible forest

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  • 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.
  • 2/24/2016
  • Album ID: 2023957

PREPWORKS, a high-tech tutor

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  • Tracy LaFlamme Ortega runs a global education-technology company that provides test preparation and supplemental lessons to students anywhere, on any device.
  • 9/28/2015
  • Album ID: 1979141

Barry University in 1981: Six women for every man

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  • 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.
  • 8/21/2015
  • Album ID: 1966791

CODeLLA prepares girls for futures in technology

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  • 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.
  • 8/20/2015
  • Album ID: 1966522
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