Alberto Carvalho: Opportunity is key to achievement

| April 20, 2015

April 16, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service

The leader of America’s fourth largest school district – and one of its most diverse – last week urged Arizona public education and community leaders to invest in providing equitable education opportunities like pre-school, mentoring and high quality magnet programs.

If gaps in opportunity and achievement, particularly among poor and minority students, are not addressed quickly, said Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, students may not graduate high school, which often leads to a life of poverty.

“Why? Because we know opportunity gaps, lack of equity and access to high-quality programs often vary from zip code to zip code and are associated with poverty, broken homes, English Language limitation, and disability and always lead to achievement gaps,” Carvalho said in a keynote address at The Equity Event on April 9 in Phoenix.

The Arizona School Boards Association hosted the two-day event in partnership with the Helios Education Foundation and WestEd. More than 250 public education, business, non-profit, civic and government leaders attended.

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