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The Children’s Award Gala

Dr. Troy Frazer received the first Children’s Hero Award in 2009.  Photo courtesy of Pedro Mendez. By Jessica Cohen South Florida News Service Foster care cases are kept confidential. Until 2009, the general public had little knowledge of what was going on. But that year, the situation changed when the Family Resource Center presented the first Children’s Hero Award to Dr. Troy ...

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Game show at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital brings fun to patients

Timothy Stahlsmith, 9, a patient at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, calls the contestant line for the live game show ‘Top 3’ on JoeD TV, which is similar to the popular game show ‘Family Feud. ELI VERA/SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE       By Eli Vera and Matias Ocner Read in Miami Herald. Every weekday at 2 p.m., Timothy Stahlsmith, 9, sits up ...

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Two new high school magnet programs debut this month

Brian Duffie, 14, attended the first week of a summer bridge program to prepare for his freshman year of high school at BioTech. At the Fairchild Lab, Duffie read about orchids in preparation for the Million orchid Project, which students will help conduct along with Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden staff.  Rebeca Piccardo / South Florida News Service   By Rebeca Piccardo ...

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Microsoft in Aventura offers free programming classes for kids

On the first day of camp at Dadeland Mall, the children sit in teams of two and play with a Surface Pro tablet and fill out their camper handbooks. Rebeca Piccardo / South Florida News Service         By Rebeca Piccardo Read in Miami Herald Michael Fonseca, 11, taught himself gaming and coding from tutorial websites like Code ...

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Dressed in scuba gear, FIU students raise water awareness

Students at Florida International University dress up in scuba gear to help raise awareness of rising sea waters. Photo by ABEL FERNANDEZ /South Florida News Service         By ABEL FERNANDEZ South Florida News Service On April 7, a group of students from Robert Stemple College of Public Health at FIU gathered at the Graham Center in celebration ...

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Society of Professional Journalists’ FIU chapter launches media conference

Lori Todd, social media manager for the Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel, and Associate Dean Allan Richards listen as Miami Herald Caribbean correspondent, Jacqueline Charles, speaks at the social media panel at Listen Learn Connect, the media conference organized SPJ-FIU on March 21, 2014. Photo by JEFFREY PIERRE / South Florida News Service       By Marisol Medina South ...

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Young, Restless and Homeless

At left, Desiree Miller, 20, of New York, dropped out of school before winding up in south Florida.           BY KATIE LEPRI AND MATIAS JOAQUIN OCNER Read in Miami Herald Desiree Miller dropped out of high school in western New York, left her grandparents’ home at 17 with no good place to go, and, after a season ...

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