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Education Nation

A solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 02:45 PM EST

Skydiving Principal Motivates

Skydiving Principal Motivates

What would motivate a high school principal to jump out of an airplane? For Guillermo Munoz, it was the opportunity to motivate his students. Munoz, who is in his first year as principal at Homestead...

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 09:11 PM EST

Mom Crusades vs. Standardized Testing for Kids With Disabilities

Mom Crusades vs. Standardized Testing for Kids With Disabilities

Zach Hoaglund has autism. The 19-year-old from Cooper City could not pass the FCAT in high school, but he is making it through his freshman year at Broward College.

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 08:24 AM EST

George Washington Carver Makes Finals in Tech Contest

George Washington Carver Makes Finals in Tech Contest

South Florida’s George Washington Carver Middle School will be receiving a $35,000 grant in technology and is a national finalist to win a $140,000 technology prize package

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 08:25 AM EST

North Miami Middle School Awarded $14K Music Grant

North Miami Middle School Awarded $14K Music Grant

They’ve got a lot to blow their horns about at North Miami Middle School, after the music program just got an infusion of $14,000 from the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 03:14 AM EST

Carvalho National Superintendent of the Year

Carvalho National Superintendent of the Year

Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho was named National Superintendent of the Year Thursday at a conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 08:05 AM EST

School Start Time Tied to Performance: School Boarder

School Start Time Tied to Performance: School Boarder

In South Florida, public high school start times range from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. That's too early, Miami-Dade School Board member Martin Karp says.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 02:57 AM EST

Coconut Grove Art Students Display Work at Ritz-Carlton

Coconut Grove Art Students Display Work at Ritz-Carlton

The students at Coconut Grove’s Academy of Arts and Minds high school learn all about the art world, from creating art to finding their own visions.

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 10:43 PM EST

Class Size Law Has Ripple Effects in Broward's Schools

Class Size Law Has Ripple Effects in Broward's Schools

The public school districts have to pay penalties to the state for every class period that violates the class-size law. Broward paid $1.3 million last year.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 04:27 PM EST

Driver Cell Phone Ban Proposed in Broward: Report

Driver Cell Phone Ban Proposed in Broward: Report

The Broward County Public Schools may ban drivers on school property from using cell phones or any other electronic devices when their cars are in motion, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 01:30 AM EST

Portfolio Day at Miami School Draws Top Recruiters

Portfolio Day at Miami School Draws Top Recruiters

Portfolio Day at Miami’s Design and Architecture Senior High is sort of like a science fair for art and design students.