Education/Youth

Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (third from left) with honorees ILA Local #1416 President Ellis Canty, Sr., ILA members, Nu Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc. President Faye Booker and nurses, at yesterday’s Board Meeting.  As proposed by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, the Miami-Dade School Board honored exemplary community organizations: International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local #1416 and Nu Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc.
MIAMI (Aug. 30, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Education announced a five-year, $1,179,815 grant to St. Thomas University (STU) to start a TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The EOC grant will help young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds – low-income individuals, first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans – pursue a higher education.
The award-winning pieces of the 2016 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition are being showcased in the competition’s annual island-wide tour from August 9, 2016 to April 12, 2017. The winning pieces will be hosted in libraries across all 14 parishes to give members of the public the opportunity to appreciate and recognize the award-winning works.
Families spent less out-of-pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to last year, as they took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to “How America Pays for College 2016”. Approximately, half of families used a scholarship or grant to help pay for college. Making college more affordable - Nearly all families took at least one cost-saving measure, while most took five or more. These measures include cutting personal spending, working while in school, living at home, and taking accelerated coursework to graduate faster.
For many students, mathematics is one of the most challenging school subjects to conquer. However, it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways parents can take an active role in their children’s math success. “Often students experience a crisis of confidence when it comes to math,” says Dr. Shawn Mahoney, chief academic officer of McGraw-Hill Education. “If this persists, they may struggle with mastery of the core principles required to progress and grow,”
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