November 3, 2017

Was there a plan to feed the children pre- and post-Irma?

Was there a plan to feed the children pre- and post-Irma? Miami-Dade County said school system wasn’t responsible for feeding children Miami-Dade County School Board Member Steve Gallon III and Opa-locka city officials hand out sandwiches, fruit and water to children and parents at different apartment complexes on Sept. 13 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. School board member Steve …

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November 3, 2017

County schools to feed thousands of children

County schools to feed thousands of children ho are fed through theEffort underway to provide meals for out-of-school students w free and reduced lunch program Miami-Dade County Public Schools will undertake feeding thousands of students countywide who are out of school but eligible for free and reduced lunch, The Miami Times has learned Wednesday. The district plans to reveal on …

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November 3, 2017

Some residents feel they were forgotten

Some residents feel they were forgotten Opa-locka apartment deals with lack of food, downed wires Miami-Dade County School Board Member Steve Gallon III and Opa-locka city officials hand out sandwiches, fruit and water to children and parents at different apartment complexes on Sept. 13 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The residents did not have power in their units and …

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November 3, 2017

Un-successful centers lead to policy conflict

Un-successful centers lead to policy conflict County board leaders review the out-of-school suspension program For more than three years, Miami-Dade Public Schools has worked to reduce out-of-school student suspensions with a program that places discipline-prone students in offsite classrooms so they can chill out and learn to act right. Now a county school board member wants to examine the program, …

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November 3, 2017

NAACP: Show me the bond money

NAACP: Show me the bond money Gallon to question board about spending The Miami-Dade NAACP is demanding to know what the School Board has done with the modernization bond money. The group wants Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to show at the upcoming meeting how the $1.2 billion approved by voters has been spent. The branch executive committee discussed …

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November 3, 2017

Renovations at Black schools, but no Black workers present

Renovations at Black schools, but no Black workers present Two board members raise concerns about bond policy A random visit to Norland Elementary School by a school board member on Monday has renewed criticisms about disparity in hiring Black people on construction projects and among vendors of Miami-Dade County Public Schools District. School Board Member Steve Gallon III stopped by …

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November 3, 2017

Miami Kappas celebrate 70 years of service to community residents

Miami Kappas celebrate 70 years of service to community residents Banquet closes out the anniversary festivities of chapter’s frat house The Miami Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, founded on Nov. 23, 1946, celebrated 70 years of service and brotherhood at the chapter’s fraternity house located in Miami’s West Little River area. Fraternity and sorority alumni chapters, in contrast …

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November 3, 2017

No light shining in our Black community

No light shining in our Black community Darkness has seemed to outshine light in Miami’s urban core over the past 12 months with the increasing incidents of senseless gun violence among our children and youth, incidents that involve mainly black males who are either victims or suspects in the murder and mayhem that has gripped an entire community. And it …

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November 3, 2017

Miami-Dade County Public Schools system to track contracts behind schedule

Miami-Dade County Public Schools system to track contracts behind schedule’ Personnel issues are part of delay, according to software company When Superintendent Alberto Carvalho courted Black Miami to support the $1.2 billion general obligation bond, he promised that the Miami-Dade County Public Schools District would track Black business participation. In an ideal world, Carvalho wanted to monitor who got major …

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November 3, 2017

Black contractors shortchanged out of $1.2B pot

Black contractors shortchanged out of $1.2B pot $21 million of $536 million spent goes to urban communities, latest data shows The 2012 public school General Obligation Bond that was pushed heavily in Black Miami-Dade neighborhoods has yielded three new campuses, and dozens of overhauled campuses. But of roughly $536 million spent or otherwise allocated to companies, only $21 million has …

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