From left, Miami-Dade County school board member Mari Tere Rojas, United Teachers of Dade president Karla Hernandez-Mats and board member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall offer their support for a referendum to raise property taxes.
From left, Miami-Dade County school board member Mari Tere Rojas, United Teachers of Dade president Karla Hernandez-Mats and board member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall offer their support for a referendum to raise property taxes. Jessica Bakeman WLRN-Miami Herald News
From left, Miami-Dade County school board member Mari Tere Rojas, United Teachers of Dade president Karla Hernandez-Mats and board member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall offer their support for a referendum to raise property taxes. Jessica Bakeman WLRN-Miami Herald News

Colleen Wright returned to the Miami Herald in May 2018 to cover all things education, including Miami-Dade and Broward schools, colleges and universities. The Herald was her first internship before she left her hometown of South Miami to earn a journalism degree from the University of Florida.