Category Archives: Miami Dade College MDC

S. Florida’s Schools of Education Thriving Despite the Market

Although there is a lack of teaching jobs in S. Florida at this time, schools of education indicate that their student population continues to grow. This growth is recognized in spite of the fact that 1,400 teachers were laid of by Broward County Public Schools last summer.  While there is difficulty in obtaining a teaching position in S. Florida at this time, potential teachers are optimistic that there will be a turn around in the hiring policies in the future.

For more information see http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/30/2338182/schools-of-education-thriving.html

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Miami Dade College Plannning A Casino and Gaming Institute

Miami Dade College’s School of Continuing Education displays the announcement “Coming Soon” Casino & Gaming Institute. Two months after the announcement that the Miami Herald Building was sold and will be reconstructed to house a Las Vegas style casino, President Eduardo Padron has met executives of the Genting Group to discuss the creation of training programs.

Colin Au of  the Genting Group; Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron; and KT Lim, chairman of the Genting Group, have met to discuss the creation of training programs.

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Miami Book Fair International – November 13 – 20

Are you attending the Book Fair this week? Let’s hear about your experiences at the events?

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MDC President Awarded Receives Carnegie Award

Dr. Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College, has been awarded the prestigious Centennial Academic Leadership Award by New York’s Carnegie Corporation. The award honors university leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of excellence in all aspects of education. Furthermore, Miami Dade College’s students are expected to benefit from this award since it includes a $500,000 prize which Dr. Padron may spend on academic ventures during the past year.

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Lawsuit: Some Legal Florida Residents Pay Out-of-State Fees

Some Florida residents and citizens are being denied in state fees because of questions about their parents’ immigration status. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama civil rights organization, has filed a law suit against state colleges and universities on behalf of five students who applied to state universities. The law suit alleges that the practice of asking questions about the legal status of parents is unconstitutional.

For more information see http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/highered/fl-college-discrimination-lawsuit-20111019,0,2937463.story

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The Miami International Book Fair is Here Again!

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Every year I watch the tents go up all around the Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. This brings excitement in anticipation of the Miami International Book Fair. The Fair, in its 28th year, will open Sunday, November 13.  As usual, thousands of South Florida residents and people all over the country and world are expected to attend.

For more information see http://www.miamibookfair.com/about/

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U.S. Citizen Children of Immigrants Protest Higher Tuition Rates



Miami Dade College student Wendy Ruiz appears last week at the annoucement of a lawsuit challenging Florida's tuition rules for citizen children of undocumented families.

.S. born children of undocumented immigrants are required to pay out-of-state tuition in Florida. This new law was recently challenged with the filing of a law suit.  In the meantime,  many students are unable to afford the high costs, so they are are unable to pursue an education.

For more information see http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/23/2468655/us-citizen-children-of-immigrants.html

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