School bus safety is important for everyone to be aware of – whether you’re a child, parent or driver. The start of the school year means children will be waiting curbside to be picked up, either by the traditional yellow bus or a private van. They will undoubtedly run across streets to make sure they are not left behind, and they will almost certainly be distracted by cell phones or conversations with friends. While protecting the child’s physical safety is foremost, parents who are considering using a private school bus service to transport their young ones should become familiar with the rules and regulations governing private vans. The Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department enforces laws that require chauffeurs to be licensed, trained and insured, and their vehicles registered, insured and inspected.
Leaders from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Florida International University have formed a taskforce to identify and leverage each organization's strengths for the benefit of students and families throughout Miami-Dade County."An M-DCPS - FIU partnership can be a national model that demonstrates the power and benefits of two large educational institutions working collaboratively for the community's well being," said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.
Miami-Dade Community Action Agency (CAA) and The Greater Miami Service Corps (GMSC), in partnership with the School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech) will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House to launch their new on-site Charter School on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Greater Miami Service Corps facility located at 810 N.W. 28th Street, Miami, Florida 33127. The public is invited to join us as we celebrate this unique partnership designed to provide young people a second chance towards realizing their academic goals; ultimately laying a foundation towards economic success and self-sufficiency.
More than 200 children are now ready to start the school year with help from Vice-Chairman Jose “Pepe Diaz. On Tuesday, August 17, students and their parents visited the District 12 office in Doral to receive a free book bag and school supplies, donated in part by Walmart.
Monday, August 23rd is the first day of classes for students in South Florida, and also the day of the annual Million Father March, when fathers are urged to be the ones to take their kids to school. According to the Chicago-based Black Star Project, which started the Million Father March in that city several years ago, increased involvement by fathers can help children do better in school, and can even reduce youth violence: Instead of relying on police and further criminalizing American children, The Black Star Project’s solution to youth violence in America is the Million Father March, which means involving a multitude of fathers and other connected and interested men in the continuing educational and social development of their children. American youth need male role-models and fathers to provide guidance and supportive discipline, and the marching fathers and other men of the Million Father March can provide this and do what the police have not done and cannot do — bring peace to schools and communities across America.