Great news about our Miami-Dade County public school system was reported yesterday by the Miami Herald:
The Miami-Dade school district was recognized at the White House on Tuesday as one of 30 school districts leading the nation in innovation and personalized learning.
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho outlined the district’s iPrep Academy and iPrep Math, two educational programs centered around personalized learning through technology, at a roundtable discussion. He also discussed the district’s successes implementing technology in the classroom using interactive boards, digital devices and apps.
In recent years, Miami-Dade has installed over 11,000 interactive boards and distributed 140,000 digital devices in classrooms in addition to setting up 30,000 WiFi access points on school campuses. Some of the technology has been funded by a federal grant through the Department of Education’s Race to the Top program and by a county bond for school improvement.
Congratulations and thank you, Superintendent Carvalho!