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What's Behind The Turnaround At Miami Public Schools?

NPR | Aug. 20, 2013 2:22 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 20, 2013 7:06 p.m.

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Claudio Sanchez

Alberto Carvalho runs the nation’s fourth largest school district — Miami Dade Public Schools. Since he took over four years ago, the district’s turnaround has been nothing short of “miraculous”, or so his supporters say. During his tenure the dropout rate has plummeted. The high school graduation rate has climbed to record levels and test scores for all students are way up. How did Carvalho do it?

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