The Fight to Keep English Learners From Falling Through the Cracks
COVID-19 has taken an unprecedented toll on English learners. Families, educators, and school leaders are giving their all to keep English learners on track through this unpredictable and challenging school year.
One Man’s Mission To Recruit 100 Board Members
Miami-Dade Alum Justin Pinn knows the impact of having diverse voices on boards in his community, so he’s recruiting area alums to join in this important work.
Voting For School Board Members Matters, Too
It may sit at the bottom of the ballot, but this role has the power to change local education systems.
Love Story: Going the Distance in Sickness and in Health
Though they lived apart through a cancer siege, this couple pushed through the lows and cemented their partnership. Now an ex-jock and ex-yearbook editor are right where they’re supposed to be.
Miami Turns Up the Sound
A childhood without music? No one wants that. But in a city overflowing with creative talent, it’s harder than it looks to bring music education to every student.
The Power of Early Arts Exposure
Seven years after writing a note to a student, Teach For America Miami-Dade alum Wendy Castillo reconnected with her former student in New York City as they both shared their passion for dance.
Transgender Rights in Schools: My Vision for One Day
Learn how Alyxandra Ramsay a first-grade transgender teacher in South Florida, is speaking out for transgender student and employee rights in her school district and beyond.
She Teaches, She Tweets, and She Wants Her Students to Follow it All
Being tracked down on social media by students is some teachers’ worst nightmare. But Mrs. Boyd, an IB mathematics teacher, encourages it.
Students Benefit From Having Teachers Who Look Like Them. Here’s How.
When students of color have teachers to look up to who look like them, the bonds of shared identity can influence a child’s academic and emotional growth in profound ways.
Achieve Miami Engages TFA Alumni, Macy's, and the Community to Help Students Put Their 'Best Look Forward'
On Sunday, December 9th, Achieve Miami teamed up with Macy's to provide College Readiness Program participants from five M-DCPS high schools an unforgettable day of styling and shopping. TFA teachers who serve as Achieve Miami mentors supported the event, including Johnny Andrade, Henry Bareiss, Alethia Hinds, Devon Grussmark, McKenzi Payne, and Eric Steen.