Politics helped propel college dropout Carlos Manrique to the top of the educational ladder.
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
No, Rosa Kasse isn't crazy to do battle with state Rep. Ralph Arza -- it just looks that way
Filmmaking in Miami: There is a time to just say no
After Channel 10's reporter angered UTD's Pat Tornillo, her education stories stopped appearing
Q: Why would an intelligent man voluntarily leap into a toxic snakepit? A: Because his name is Merrett Stierheim and he just can't help himself.
Read all about it: Republicans conspire to ruin public education!
"Business whiz" Joe Arriola turns and bites the education hand that appointed him
Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?
The school board hired cop's cop Pete Cuccaro to straighten out the nutty mess that the school police had become -- and let him do his job!
Merrett Stierheim and Alex Penelas square off during Hurricane Michelle
Plus: Ros-Lehtinen's strange name game
The school board wades through a smear campaign
Trainloads of food go to waste while thousands of kids go unfed, courtesy of the school lunch program
Teachers union to school district: We demand higher health insurance costs. School district: Okay, boss. HMO to lobbyist: Thanks a million.
From the issue of July 26, 2001
In which a top-ranking officer confirms some of your worst fears
Voters will choose between Jacqueline Pepper and Frank Cobo, but the real candidates are the superintendent and the school board
The Super's Greatest hits
Who is the superintendent of schools, and why will he keep his job?
Imagine what would happen if Hispanic mommies and daddies united with black mommies and daddies in petitioning the school district
As Marta Perez has discovered, the school board can be a very lonely place when you're trying to be a reformer
School board warmly embraces ethics commission
What happens when a high-ranking school official gets caught in a hooker sting? Nothing to shout about.
Although the Liberty City Charter School helped make Jeb Bush governor, four years on it's barely passing
Firpo Garcia has one big advantage in his school board campaign. His name is Sol Stinson.
"If you do me right, I'll give you $20"
Miami-Dade's public schools have a nasty habit of charging reporters to view public records -- which probably is illegal
You shelled out a lot of money to women who complained about principal Michael Exelbert. And you didn't even know it.
Words that harm, words that, um, harm some more
Sidebar to "Cop Out"
Outgoing school police chief Vivian Monroe has misused and abused her power for years. So why will she remain on the force?
Miami-Dade school chief Roger Cuevas is cracking down on sports abuses. Again.
The high and mighty rushed to the aid of dubiously degreed schools superintendent Roger Cuevas
In Miami there's one sure way to build a championship high school sports team: Throw out the rule book and cheat like hell
Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him
True or False: The county's newest addition to public education was christened Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School because that's what taxpayers wanted
As the state slams Miami High for poor sportsmanship, principal Victor Lopez dodges blame
Meet Dr. Henry Fraind, the Dade public school system's second-in-command -- and one heck of a looker
When Mateline Bruneau complained about her son's treatment at school, she wound up handcuffed and jailed
Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.