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Rudy Crew

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: Here Are Some of The Best People In This Year's Issue

    The wait is over. Today, the latest edition of our Best of Miami issue goes live, packed with hundreds of our choices for everything from the finest smokey dive bars to the greatest elegant craft cocktails, from the greatest spots to kayak to the coolest thrift stores -- and, of course, all your rea ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014
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    March 5, 2014

    Black Alumni Say Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Ignores Their Schools

    The confetti wafted onto his impossibly square shoulders. The Nashville audience stood and roared. Then a medal on a royal-blue ribbon was draped around Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho's neck. Last month, after more than five years of agonizingly hard work, the self-proclaimed son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Miami-Dade Schools: More Than $2 Billion in Repairs Needed

    Alex Izaguirre​Way too much attention these days is heaped upon paying teachers. Look deeply into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools budget and you'll see that a potentially more disastrous problem lies in the condition of the buildings where our kids study.Later today, on our website and in thi ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 22, 2009

    Solomon Stinson and Miami-Dade Public Schools Top Brass Back Ronda Vangates

    Ronda Vangates was once caught up in one of the worst scandals of Rudy Crew's tenure as Ronda Vangates is Ready to Take Over For Solomon Stinson​Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent. Today, the 38-year-old school district bureaucrat is the anointed successor to board member Solomon Stin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Where's Rudy Headed Now? Maybe Austin

    Riptide doesn't understand why school boards always seem to be so scandalous (the one I graduated from has dealt with the suicide of a former pedophile board member, the forced ousting of a popular superintendent, a principal who used to his school email account to send dirt fantasies about motorcyc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Top Ten Miami News Stories of the Year

    Murder trials, drug busts, hurricane warnings and robberies may continue to grab the "If It Bleeds, It Leads"-headlines but 2008 was a year of events that will continue to affect us well past the changing of the calendar year. Riptide counts down the biggest new stories of 2008. 10. Murder Free ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    September 16, 2008
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    September 11, 2008

    News Roundup

    During last night's School Board meeting a man asked the board members to put as much effort into trying to save jobs as they did into getting rid of Rudy Crew. Whoops. They cut 370 positions throughout the district. [Herald] Tougher voter ID laws are going into effect a month before the election. [ ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of September 11, 2008

    "Does it intimidate you that a black man from Queens could be compared to musicians such as Bob Dylan?"

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    News Roundup

    Here're today's headlines... without headlines: Rudy Crew walks away with $300-400,000. That's about half of the $700k the rest of his contract was worth, but who's going to complain when they get any money for quitting a job they increasingly sucked at? [CBS 4] A judge in Monroe county has dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Rudy's Out

    CBS4's Jim Defede reports that attorneys representing the Miami-Dade School Board and Superintendent Rudy Crew have struck a deal that ends the nationally lauded, but locally villified, educator's tenure in our fabled Banana Republic. The School Board is to vote on the buy-out at today's meeting. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    School Board Wants Carvahlo to Replace Crew

    The Miami-Dade School Board didn't waste much time today. After sending Rudy Crew on his way with $368k they offered the warm seat behind the superintendent's desk to Alberto Carvahlo. Opps. Pinellas County totally had their eyes on him first. In fact they made their offer to Carvahlo only hours bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    News Roundup

    What's in the papers and on the news today -- and why you care: A former Miami-Dade Police officer was sentenced to eight years in prison after fleeing the scene of a fatal accident. Aren't cops supposed to know how the law works? [Local 10] Names are already being mentioned as to who will replac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    News Roundup

    What follows is a new, regular feature on Riptide 2.0., a look at the day's most important, bizarre and wacko news. So forget about that damn Herald.com. Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro's attempt to abolish the chairman's (a.k.a. his) term limits failed. This is not surprisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Rudy's Escape

    Today the Miami-Dade County School Board voted to negotiate a buy-out of Rudy Crew's contract, but the embattled superintendent had already been planning his exit from our sunny shores for quite some time. It was only last year that Crew had put his name in for other top schools jobs, including the ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008
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    August 29, 2008

    Rudy Crew's Bark is Bigger Than His Bite

    Rudy Crew Last time on Miami's favorite soap opera, As The School Board Turns, Superintendent Rudy Crew, the diva villain of the show, snubbed a budget meeting. Then he saw his narrow base of support from the board eroded when Larry Feldman shockingly beat incumbent Evelyn Greer in this week's el ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Grow up, Rudy Crew!

    Embattled Miami-Dade County Public Schools Rudy Crew is in hot water with the School Board again. Not over his shoddy handling of the budget. Not over the the failing results of his improvement plans. Not over his questionable hiring and firing tactics, but over snubbing a school board meeting. Tens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Must See (Public Access) TV – Will Rudy Crew Survive?

    Like an island full of desperate strangers or a house full of women throwing themselves at Flava Flav, the Miami Dade School Board’s public meetings apparently have become the stuff of great reality television. In fact -- fueled by the divisive drama of a recent campaign to oust Superintendent Rud ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    Shack Attack

    Grovites decry kiosks as empty vessels.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    In Our Opinion

    You can always count on Miami Today Publisher Michael Lewis to do what the Miami Herald editorial board won't do. This week, Lewis takes Miami-Dade County Schools Superintendent Rudolph "Rudy" Crew and School Board Chairman Agustin Barrera to the wood shed and whups them real good. Here's an excerpt ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Marketing Mayhem

    Da Hood Gone Wild creator takes cues from Joe Francis.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Coral Gables Snake-like Mayor

    The City Beautiful pisses me off. Zoning laws are enforced in Coral Gables by nasty code enforcement guys who seem to have it out for anyone without a boatload of money or power. If you doubt it, witness this post on Coral Gables Confidential – a website populated by city critics – which shows ... More >>

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    December 31, 2007
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    November 12, 2007
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    October 18, 2007

    Another No-Confidence Vote for Timoney

    Even little old ladies dont trust him

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Rudy Crew Speaks, if the Price is Right

    Rudy Crew is in elite company these days. Miami-Dade Public Schools’ superintendent is being represented by the Creative Artists Agency, one of Hollywood’s talent firms, to find him speaking engagements. Crew is listed on the agency’s online speaker roster. CAA represents some of the world ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of September 13, 2007

    "Crew is definitely half asleep"

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Rudy Crew and the Latin Builders

    Here's Miami Schools Superintendent Rudy Crew on Monday's News and Notes, a nationally syndicated radio show broadcast on National Public Radio and locally on WLRN-FM (91.3): "In Miami for example, we have the Latin Builders Association, (which) provides everything from bicycles for youngsters at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2007

    The Heralds Are Schizoid on Rudy Crew

    From El Nuevo Herald. The chasm between the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald couldn’t be more evident than in the way the two publications cover Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Rudolph “Rudy” Crew. In the Issues & Ideas section of August 26’s Sunday Herald, reporter Tania deLuzur ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of August 30, 2007

    "The ethics commission is a waste"

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    August 23, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of August 23, 2007

    "You publish this garbage here because you can"

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    August 16, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of August 16, 2007

    "He was a hero, and I was let down when he was arrested"

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    "Happy" Mother's Day, for $2.99

    Erik Goldman runs a one-man porn operation out of his Miami Beach apartment

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of August 9, 2007

    "I know the politicians don't particularly care that we're all leaving"

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Rudy Crew as Michael Jordan? We Think Not

    In explaining his reason for giving Rudolph "Rudy" Crew a $41,000 bonus, Miami-Dade School Board Member Robert Ingram compared Superintendent Rudolph Crew to Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest professional basketball player in modern history. I beg to differ. Producing 26 F schools doesn't come c ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Bad Apple

    Miami-Dade schools superintendent Rudy Crew has made many mistakes. Maybe too many.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Rudy Crew's Bonus Question

    The data’s in: In Miami-Dade, 26 schools received an F rating on the FCAT. Six schools are looking at a federal intervention, in which they’ll be forced to go private. All in all, it’s a dismal time for Miami-Dade public schools. But hey – that doesn’t mean things have to go badly for Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    Crew to Exit "God’s Waiting Room" Before Massive Coronary Event

    Crew: He's just about had it Miami-Dade school superintendent Rudy Crew was on National Public Radio’s News and Notes last Friday, a show that explores current affairs from an African-American perspective. Referring to recent disputes between Crew and the school board, NPR’s Tony Cox asked h ... More >>

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    April 17, 2007
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    November 16, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of November 16, 2006

    "As long as Jimbo lives, his lease on that diamond sliver of Miamis posh waterfront will live on too"

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of March 17, 2005

    Glitz and glam, rude boys, lost kids, and raging restaurateurs

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Orca Frustration

    "As soon as I crossed the Mason-Dixon Line, I knew it was different here"

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Crew's Control

    The new school super deep-sixes Miami's provincialism in a New York minute

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    April 29, 2004

    Density Turns on the Radio

    WLRN grovels; school board makes vote count

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