Stories written by Alberto M. Carvalho

Belt-tightening, New Programs and Resources Mark School Year’s Start

When state funding for a new school year falls drastically short, what’s a Florida school district to do? At Miami-Dade County Public Schools, we are mitigating a $60 million deficit by cutting spending and improving operations, even as we roll out a host of new resources and rigorous academic offerings for students. Not only are […]

Ingenuity & Tough Choices: Values-based budget positions Miami Dade School for strong year in hard times


By Alberto M. Carvalho…. It will take more than magic to make the Miami-Dade school district’s budget crisis disappear, with both state revenue and local property value down. With ingenuity and tough choices, however, we have crafted a budget that follows the District’s guiding principles—no teacher cuts, protection of the most vulnerable members of the […]