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UNICEF Wants CXC to Postpone CSEC and CAPE Exams

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The United Nations Children’s agency  (UNICEF)  is urging the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) not to proceed with this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations in their current form given the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic..

At Congressional Briefing, Dr. Calvin Mackie Details Platform for Increasing STEM Comprehension in Urban and Minority Communities

WASHINGTON - Outlining a platform to increase STEM careers in urban and minority communities, Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder and president of STEM NOLA, told a congressional briefing that children must be exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education at an early age and K-12 teachers need better preparation to be more effective.

Dr. Calvin Mackie

M-DCPS Holds Topping-Out Ceremony for New K-8 Center Conversion in North Miami

Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board member Dr. Steve Gallon III, North Region Superintendent Dr. Verena Cabrera, District administrators, Principal Rhonda L. Gaines-Miller of Thomas Jefferson Middle, Principal Marie R. Dugas of Biscayne Gardens Elementary, and students from both schools gathered this morning for a topping-out ceremony for the Biscayne Gardens Elementary/Thomas Jefferson Middle K-8 Center Conversion in northern Miami.

Billboard shows artist sketch of new K-8 Center conversion being constructed in background.

Bahamas Shows Appreciation to Somerset Academy Miramar Teachers

PLANTATION, Florida –  Representatives from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s (BMOTA) sales and marketing team took time out earlier this week to present gift beach bags loaded with Bahamas branded items to the teachers of Somerset Academy Miramar Charter School, in Miramar, Florida.

BMOTA Reps built a relationship with teachers at Somerset Academy Miramar Charter School, and during Teachers Appreciation Week last week, recognized teachers for their commitment to students by providing them with Bahamas branded gifts and inviting them to travel to The Bahamas. Pictured receiving Bahamas branded gifts are, from left to right: Phylia Shivers, BMOTA; Melissa Predero, Rookie of the Year and Alexandra Prieto, Principal, Somerset Academy Miramar Charter School.

United Homecare and Florida Memorial University Announce Partnership for an Inclusive And Equitable Miami

Miami Gardens, Florida, -- United HomeCare® (UHC), a 501 (C)(3) non-profit Home and Community-Based Home Health Agency, is proud to announce its partnership with Florida Memorial University (FMU), Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, a historically Black university (HBCU) located in Miami Gardens. The UHC-FMU partnership aims to advance adult learners in the home care industry with employment opportunities and address health disparities in Miami-Dade County through United HomeCare’s Learn & Work Program at FMU. The Learn and Work Program is funded in part through the generous support of TD Charitable Foundation. A joint press conference announcing the UHC-FMU Partnership will be held on April 27, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Florida Memorial University Campus located at 15400 NW 42 Avenue, Wellness Center, Miami Gardens, FL 33054.

STEM NOLA Teams with Obatala Science & CellSpring to Expose Students to Careers and Medical Research at Biotech Startups

NEW ORLEANS, LA – STEM NOLA is proud to partner with Obatala Sciences and CellSpring to engage at least a dozen high school students from the greater New Orleans area in a series of courses that will expose teens to careers in biotechnology startup companies. This extraordinary program focuses on providing high school students with exposure-rich, hands-on opportunities to engage deeply in work in the realm of STEM.

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