With parents and students no longer tied to neighborhood schools, the Miami-Dade County public school district offers more options to keep kids in the public system. Members said they were looking for academic rigor, smaller classes or programs tailored to their children’s interests. We featured Luisa.
Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.
As the cleanup continues in riot-weary Ferguson, Mo., PIN sources share their observations the shooting death of of Michael Brown and the aftermath.
Two days after a young man was killed in a confrontation with police, a small group gathered for a prayer service at Wellspring Church in Ferguson. Pastor F. Willis Johnson, a PIN source, opened his doors for the gathering
By itself, rice is a pretty simple grain. But in South Florida, rice takes on several roles. For some cultures, it’s a side dish, for others it’s a main dish or even a delicacy. Below, South Floridians from different countries talk about what rice mean…
Just weeks before school starts in Miami-Dade County, administrators at an Opa-locka charter school are calling parents with the news: Florida International Academy may be forced to close. We asked parents what they will do if the school closed down.
The source in the Program was brought to TOL by an OPB PIN source.
With shuffleboard games and midnight buffets in the past, cruise lines are updating their offerings for the millennial generation. We featured Jessica and Danny, one who goes on cruises and another who decides not to take a cruise.
New school, new teachers, new friends — no wonder many kids are nervous about the very real challenges of moving up to middle and high school.
Miami-Dade leads the way in adding a vital but overlooked subject — personal finance — to the high school curriculum. We featured Petra, a parent who gave her daughter a bank account that she spent quickly. The experience taught her daughter about managing her money better.
Miami-Dade high schools are studying whether to join others across the country in pushing back high school hours to address teen sleep deprivation. We featured Tom’s son, Stephan, about his sleep schedule and the early start in school time.