(24 posts)

MDCPS’s Rookie Teacher Of The Year on Anti-Racism Education

Kalyn Lee is the Rookie Teacher of The Year for MDCPS–and she has thoughts. Meet Kalyn Lee. 2020’s Rookie Teacher of the Year, out of Miami Carol City High School. And she is putting that honor into action, with important ideas on how Miami schools can be on the forefront of anti-racism, starting in schools. […]

Changemakers / June 19, 2020

Meet The Sunny Project, selling art for good

Maggie Steber via the Sunny Project During these unprecedented times, community matters more than ever.  With major societal upheaval for the good and scary realities coming to light, there’s a desire to find beauty and “silver linings” wherever we can. Enter The Sunny Project, one woman’s quest to bring art to the community while giving […]

Changemakers / June 18, 2020

Your View: Local Book Love for Black Lives Matter

By: Daniel Palugyai Black lives matter.  And Miami’s Book Fair and Books & Books are amped up in full support. “It’s not going to stop.  What we do is not going to stop.  It’s going to continue and we’re going to double down on everything that we do,” Mitchell Kaplan says. Kaplan’s always kept conversations […]

Your View / June 15, 2020

How To Help The Black Collective

As we were compiling places and causes to help you immerse yourself in fighting racial justice, we realized–there are SO many incredible organizations that have been doing just that and more for so long. So we asked them about it.  Name of the Organization: The Black Collective   IG Handle / Website: @theblkcollective  www.theblkcollective.org In a […]

Advocacy / June 11, 2020

✊🏾A Crowdsourced Guide to Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

“He asked for a minute of silence for George Floyd, which the crowd welcomed.” – Stefano Bortoletto (📸: @revelry_photography) Looking for people to follow, resources to read or watch or ways to contribute? Below you’ll find reader and team-submitted links that we hope are useful in the fight for justice. This list is by no […]

Things to do / June 3, 2020

Teaching in times of COVID

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the 4th largest school district in the country serving over 350,000 students. In order to  finish out the school year during the COVID crisis, the district–and teachers–had to adapt practically in real time to finish the school year while bridging the digital divide. Not to mention, making sure students there […]

COVID19 / May 31, 2020

Senior Send-Off: Anais Humes, Senior Class President at Miami Northwestern

Dear Class of 2020, This year has been anything but easy for us. Although our Senior year didn’t go as planned, I truly believe that there is greatness in store for us. After graduating, we will start our lives as young adults. Some of us will be attending college, trade school, the military, or joining […]

COVID19 / May 28, 2020

Senior Send-Off: Daniela writes to Felix Varela Senior High

To all the Varela class of 2020 seniors: I know this is not how any of us thought our senior year would go. It’s difficult to look at the brightside right now, when it seems as though all the good things have been taken from us; but at this time, more than ever, we must […]

COVID19 / May 28, 2020

Senior Send-Off: Kristina writes to Cutler Bay Senior High School

As I stare into my computer screen looking at a blank white page waiting to be typed on, my current thoughts disappear, and I’m left with a blank mind. “A Letter to the Class of 2020.” Suddenly, the bright and vivid memories of my times in high school come flooding in and I am consumed […]

COVID19 / May 28, 2020

Senior Send-Off: Jessica, John A. Ferguson Senior Class President

Dear Class of 2020, First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you on all the achievements you have worked so hard to attain. I feel so honored to be able to call myself John A. Ferguson’s Class of 2020 President. Not only have I had the pleasure of collaborating with individuals whom are sure […]

COVID19 / May 28, 2020