Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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The Miami-Dade County School Board’s plan to hire a manager for WLRN radio and television stations is on hold for now.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools is opening a new front in the war against opioids, with a board member actively recruiting other urban school systems to join the district's pending lawsuit over the effects of addictive pain medications on students and staff.

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The board of an A-rated charter high school in Hialeah Gardens voted unanimously Tuesday to shut down by the end of the month.

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On a school night, Nicolas Ayala's curfew is usually 9:30 or 10 p.m.

"But on Halloween, it's different," he said.

Ayala, 17, is a junior at Ronald Reagan Senior High School in Doral. On Oct. 31, he usually stays out until 1 or 2 a.m., trick-or-treating and hanging out with his friends.

When Halloween falls during the week, that means a tough next day at school.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools students performed at the same level or better than their peers statewide on federal standardized math and English tests, according to results released Wednesday.

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Wall Street came to Magic City on Thursday as more than 250 Miami-Dade high school students from 14 high schools worked as day traders in a simulated stock market challenge in downtown Miami. 

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In February, groups of educators from five school districts throughout the state will be visiting classrooms in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, in hopes of learning how to improve teaching throughout Florida.

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The Miami-Dade County Public Schools police force has investigated two dozen threats against schools and arrested six people in connection with those events since the academic year began in August, with nearly all of the incidents explained as “nothing more than a joke,” according to the superintendent.

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A national education reform advocacy group that released a report last week arguing Florida’s urban school districts spend less on schools with a majority of nonwhite students has acknowledged the analysis was flawed and issued a new study with an apology.

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UPDATED: Education Reform Now has acknowledged its report was inaccurate and has reissued the report with an apology. Read more here.

South Florida schools with mostly white students are better funded than those with mostly black and Latino students, according to a new report from a national education reform advocacy organization.

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The Miami-Dade County School Board has filed a federal lawsuit against more than a dozen corporations that manufacture or distribute opioids, claiming that the nation’s fourth largest school district should be compensated for the money it has spent battling the “worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history.”

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Students across South Florida and the state will be skipping school Friday to join a nationwide youth climate strike

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After a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, Florida public school children are being watched more closely.

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