Wednesday, December 12, 2018
In Our Schools

From Tragedy to Triumph: M-DCPS Opens Academy Honoring King Carter

The Academy will be housed at two M-DCPS urban core high schools.

The King Carter Global Trade & Logistics Academy was made possible by a generous $1 million donation to Miami-Dade County Public Schools by an anonymous donor. The Academy pays homage to King Carter, a gregarious first grader who was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.

Today, Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho was joined by King’s family, School Board Vice Chair Martin Karp, Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III and District staff to unveil the Academy at Miami Northwestern Senior High. Miami Central Senior High also offers the academy, which will enhance career readiness opportunities for students at both schools.

Pictured: Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho (center), flanked by Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III; King’s parents, Monica and Santonio; and School Board Vice Chair Martin Karp; officially open the King Carter Global Trade & Logistics Academy


Carvalho Issues Statement Regarding Alleged, Disparaging Comments Concerning Immigration from Specific Countries

Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho issued the following statement regarding alleged, disparaging comments concerning immigration from specific countries:

“To disparage an entire nation of people, questioning their worth and strength of spirit, is beyond heartbreaking and insensitive. Regardless of where we come from, the language we speak, the religion we embrace, as members of this beautiful human race, we are a collection of people who weave a diverse and vibrant tapestry of creativity, culture, inspiration, and determination. These are the lessons we must teach our children.

As we prepare to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I encourage each of us to focus on the light of love and inclusion. In that spirit, I am reminded of Dr. King’s words, ‘darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’”

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