Public school grades for Florida have been out, and it looks like Miami-Dade county is maintaining its “B” grade average, reports NBC Miami. With an average of a “B” last year as well, this may seem like stalled progress, but the official memorandum from the Miami-Dade Public School system’s website shows that when middle and elementary schools are taken into account, MDC public schools were a single percentage point away from having an “A” average.
No one is giving up their dedication to push MDC public schools towards an official “A” average. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said about his efforts, “I have replaced by now 80 percent of all principals in Miami-Dade, they are fantastic instructional leaders who understand teaching and learning. Secondly, [I’m] recruiting the best teachers to the classrooms, particularly to the most fragile schools.”
Other counties across the state markedly excelled, with Monroe and Palm Beach counties both receiving “A” grades. But next year, with hard work and engaged students, Miami-Dade county can be expected to be included among them.