Miami Dade County Public Schools

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The taking of black-owned land is a common story throughout the history of the United States. In Miami, one community that was displaced with little notice was made up of black workers who built and serviced the local railroads and trains.

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On this Tuesday, March 3, episode of Sundial:

Guatemalan migrant camp in South Miami-Dade

Deep in South Miami-Dade, tucked between nurseries, vegetable fields and fruit crops there are migrant camps of mostly Guatemalan children. 

“They live like a family, a little village, but in horrible conditions,” says Miami Herald immigration reporter Monique O. Madan.

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Public high schools in South Florida start before 8 a.m. — they have for years. But research finds a later beginning is better for teenagers and their sleep cycle.

Miami-Dade schools are considering changing school start times and having the first bell ring later at high schools.


David Moore Twitter page

A top Miami-Dade County Public Schools administrator is departing the district after two dozen years to lead another one.


At least two students at Howard D. McMillan Middle School in West Kendall have been arrested, accused of threatening the school on social media.

“We are working multiple social media threats against this school,” a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools said in a statement to the Miami Herald. “Two students have already been arrested.”

One of the students — a 13-year-old boy — was not arrested on school grounds. The second student arrested was a 14-year-old boy, school officials said.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial measure requiring school districts to share a cut of local money with charter schools on Wednesday.

The bill, which largely addresses tax relief following hurricanes and tax cuts for business leases, drew opposition from school districts that object to sharing tax dollars with charters run by for-profit companies. The change in law means that districts will have to share money collected through special voter referendums.

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At least 9,000 students in Miami-Dade County are homeless or considered "unstably housed" — a number that has increased by 50 percent in two years, according to the school district.