Twerk game so strong it set off fire alarms? That booty friction making smoke? Nah, twerk game so weak, kid slipped and accidentally hit the fire alarm. SMH.
Last week, St. Theresa Catholic School crushed cross-town rivals Coral Gables Prep to win the Miami-Dade Geography Bee. Yes, we know, this news does not make up for the Pacers edging out the Heat last night. But before you go back to sticking pins in your Roy Hibbert voodoo doll, ask yourself this: ... More >>
For two years now, William Britt has been subbing in classrooms around the Florida Keys, including inside a handful of local elementary schools. At home, Britt was stockpiling hundreds of images of child pornography.After a landlord spotted the illegal porn and called the police, Britt admitted he w ... More >>
There are only a few jobs we recommend doing while high on marijuana: Reggae singer, surrealist artist, and Lil Wayne's personal assistant are among them. Third-grade teacher is not.Elizabeth Edmonds, a third-grade teacher in Leesburg, Florida, was recently suspended after she went to school high as ... More >>
Controversy seems to follow North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre wherever he goes. So, naturally, now he's managed to get himself in a public feud with his kid's science teacher.Laurie Futterman, a science teacher at the David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, showed up last week at a city council meeting to speak ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke addresses Gov. Rick Scott's alienation from African Americans.Last week, Good Ole Gov. Ricky tried to explain to a group ... More >>
The good news: Florida's children aren't the dumbest. The bad news: they're no where near the smartest, either. According to a new statistical analysis by the listacle-happy Daily Beast, Florida's children are only the 30th smartest kids in America. Our children are painfully average. Like, they' ... More >>
The only things little goys really know about Jewish culture they learned from A Rugrats Chanukah and kindergarten multicultural holiday celebrations. Basically this amounts to knowing there are eight days of presents and candle lighting, latkes taste great, and the lyrics to the dreide ... More >>
Photo by Ron MagillNot the kind of clown you find at Cirque du Soleil.Finding a place to take the peewees for a wholesome Halloween scare can be a daunting chore in this town. But the folks over at Miami's Metrozoo neatly fit the bill with Dr. Wilde's Screamatorium, the zoo's first full-scale fam ... More >>
Sometimes it seems like Miami really is tainting the rest of the state. Take this disturbing news from Palm Bay, a city up along Florida's northern Atlantic coast. Police are investigating claims that a 12-year-old girl visited Miami during her holiday break and traded sex for four bags of pot. A 12 ... More >>
Big girls, little guys, lots of fun.
After a decade on the gridiron, the city's only women's pro squad tries to tackle a losing record.
Miami spends $50K to find out the obvious.
Matthew Sabatella connects with just plain folk
Limber never looked so good
Vamos a Cuba has become an unlikely political lightning rod
School incident reports create a journal crammed with violence, drama, rivalry, and intrigue
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Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?
Blue-eyed hip-hop gives back
Quaint little school meets hulking high-rise behemoth
Miami-Dade County has a hands-off policy toward its schoolchildren, but that doesn't mean corporal punishment has gone away
Although the Liberty City Charter School helped make Jeb Bush governor, four years on it's barely passing
Threats and Violence Lead to Tragedy
Hey all you Miami-Dade teachers, are you tired of your ethnicity? Change it! Any switch is possible -- it could even help you get a better job.
Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him
What happens when four women accuse a high school principal of sexual harassment? So far, not much.
If county bureaucrats have their way, the venerable South Dade farmer's market will be forced to change its evil ways: No more milk shakes!
Key Biscayners were able to incorporate without a hitch. Now they want to annex a state park, and maybe get some more money out of the Dade school system.
Students who can't overcome the alienation of inner-city public schools are finding their thrill on Beacon Hill
Thanks to the lobbying of one schoolteacher, Dade's most ambitious garden grows in Liberty City