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Students to learn workplace safety in county public schools

Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho announced a partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide students with essential workplace safety and health skills training.

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Questions arise over new FCAT replacement

Exam to begin next March, still unfinished

Florida Department of Education (FDOE) staff is working with outside contractors to develop the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), a new test in line with the Common Core, with an emphasis on analytical thinking skills. The test is replacing the FCAT and will feature multiple answer forms beyond the typical multiple choice. The previously unnamed test will be administered on computers for students in fifth through eleventh grades with a paper option available.

Superintendent brings IT boards to 10,000 classrooms

Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced that Miami-Dade County Public Schools has selected Promethean as the exclusive supplier of interactive (IT) boards for over 10,000 classrooms that cur"Technology is vitally important to the process of educating our students," said Superintendent Carvalho. "The technology offered here will give our teachers the opportunity to share a myriad of educational resources with students. We are proud to work with Promethean in providing this outstanding educational enhancement to our students."