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Want to attend law school in Florida? These have the highest Bar passage rates

If you want to become a lawyer in Florida, the best place to do so might be Miami-Dade County. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results Monday for the most recent Bar exam administered in late July among Florida’s law schools. The results show the law schools of Miami-based Florida International University and Coral Gables-based University of Miami outperformed all other Florida law schools in their percentage of people who passed the Bar exam.
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Florida International University leads Bar passage rates

Miami, UF filled out the top three. When it comes to those taking the Florida Bar exam for the first time, the aspiring lawyers at Florida International University College of Law again are more likely to pass than those from any other law school in the state. That’s one conclusion...
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Alumnus Gifts $1 Million to Establish Scholarships for Miami Herbert Business School, Athletics

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced a $1 million gift from Jeff and Tracy Brown to create a pair of scholarship funds—The Jeffrey Brown Family Endowed Real Estate Business Scholarship Fund, and The Jeffrey and Tracy Brown Family Endowed Athletics Scholarship Fund—that will directly support student scholarships at the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School and Miami Athletics.
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“Karen Smith Swansation Legacy Scholarship” Launched in South Florida

In honor of their ‘Swansation Songbird,’ The St Hugh’s Alumnae Association of South Florida has launched a merit scholarship to provide bursary assistance to at least one student at the institution. The official name of the scholarship is the ‘Karen Smith Swansation Legacy Scholarship.’ Karen Smith who passed away on September 11th, attended St Hugh’s from 1971 to 1976.
South Florida Times

Online minority business offered at MDC

Miami, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, operated in Florida by M. Gill & Associates, Inc. has partnered with Miami Dade College to help put business skills on a fast track with the MBDA Capacity Building Certificate Program. The online Fall term...

NSF awards FIU grant to increase diversity in materials engineering field

FIU is one of eight U.S. universities that NSF is investing in to strengthen partnerships and collaboration between minority-serving institutions and leading research facilities. The National Science Foundation has awarded FIU nearly $4 million to increase diversity and promote greater inclusion of underrepresented minority groups and women in cutting-edge materials...

M-DCPS announces changes to its COVID-19 quarantine policy

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade County Public Schools has changed its protocol as to how high school students and staff quarantine following COVID-19 exposure. M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced Friday changes to the district’s policy that will begin on Monday. “We’ve deliberated very carefully about the current state of affairs in...

Broward College opens new free on-campus food pantry

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward College held a grand opening ceremony for its new free on-campus food pantry. The campus hosted the opening of the Seahawk Marketplace on Friday. With the help of local organizations, the marketplace will fight food insecurity among students, faculty and staff. Gregory Haile, the...
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Miami-Dade schools to ease COVID quarantine protocols

Miami-Dade County Public Schools announced Friday that it will ease some of its quarantine protocols related to students and staff who are exposed to someone with COVID-19. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said that after consulting with a team of medical experts who have been advising the district on its COVID-19 protocols, his administration has decided to lessen the time high school students and staff who are not vaccinated must stay out of school after coming into contact with an infected person.

Bob Graham Primary Learning Center welcomes new asst. principal

A new school year calls for a new home. The Bob Graham Education Center and Bob Graham Primary Learning Center, both in Miami Lakes, welcomed a new assistant principal to the Primary Learning Center’s staff. Jenel Romero, formerly a magnet teacher for a decade at Miami Lakes Middle School, is the new assistant principal at the Bob Graham Primary Learning Center, at 8875 NW 143rd St.

Student government working towards implementing campus initiatives

Almost four weeks into a new semester, University of Miami Student Government President Landon Coles and the 17 student government executive board members are working to adapt his initiatives for this school year. The pandemic, racial division and environmental concerns have made their job more important, and difficult, than ever.

WEEK 4 RANKINGS: Florida HS Football’s Florida Top 25 Rankings

Here is the Statewide Top 25 rankings going into Week 4 of the 2021 season from Publisher, Joshua Wilson. Rank, Team, Classification, Overall Record, Previous Ranking. Tampa Jesuit (6A), 3-0, 1. 2. Bradenton IMG Academy (IND), 3-0, 2. 3. Venice (8A), 2-0, 3. 4. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas...