The first day of school has arrived in South Florida, and students at Miami Norland Senior High are going back to a new $42 million building, complete with an auditorium, classrooms equipped with technology and facilities for music, dance and arts programs at the Miami Gardens high school.
In a stark contrast to downtown Miami’s bustling government and business epicenter — now sprouting mega-luxury developments — the new Miami Science Barge is working to promote a less-is-more approach to life with a 120-by-30-foot floating environmental education center. It’s probably the only venture of its kind in Florida.
Elizabeth Alvarez and Albert Amaya of Florida International University were chosen to represent Future Business Leaders of America’s collegiate division, Phi Beta Lambda, during national officer training July 26 to 29 in Virginia.
When classes start Aug. 22, representatives from the Florida Department of Health will be stationed at each of the six schools in and around Wynwood where locally spread Zika cases have been reported. Miami-Dade County Public Schools will relax its uniform policy at those schools, allowing for long pants and long-sleeved shirts. The district wants to hear from pregnant employees.
Breakthrough Miami, part of a national eight-year program for youth from under-served communities, has transformed the lives of its students — making college more accessible and helping more young people graduate.