Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho will visit the White House Wednesday, November 19, at the invitation of President Obama to join other important education leaders to discuss the transition to digital learning as part of the President’s ConnectED Initiative.
“I am honored to have been invited back to the White House for a major policy announcement that will help reduce the digital divide, benefiting students across the nation,” said Superintendent Carvalho.
Carvalho was selected to attend this event based on his long-standing and impressive record of preparing the students and families of Miami-Dade County for the transition to digital learning and closing the digital divide. The event will include the leadership of other school districts from across the nation to share best practices and promote technology as an innovative educational tool.
Carvalho spearheaded a $1.2 billion General Obligation Bond that was overwhelmingly approved by Miami-Dade voters. The bond is being used to provide technology upgrades at all schools and the installation of new wireless infrastructure. These upgrades are a full four years ahead of the President’s goal that all schools be digital by 2018. The bond is also being used to modernize and construct school buildings throughout the district, expand student capacity, and enhance facility safety.
This marks the second time in a week that Carvalho will visit the White House. He was there last week speaking before the Domestic Policy Council on issues affecting Miami-Dade County Public Schools.