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’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.
FIU will respond to the students’ need to accommodate their family and friends by holding two evening commencement ceremonies on December 12 and 13. Students will now be able to obtain more guest tickets.
For information on the cermony schedule, see http://news.fiu.edu/2011/11/fiu-adds-two-commencement-ceremonies-to-accommodate-students-guests/33151
Are you attending the Book Fair this week? Let’s hear about your experiences at the events?
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.
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/