Teachers preparing for start of new school year
MIAMI (WSVN) -- With summer coming to an end and school just around the corner, students and faculty are preparing to return to class.
"Teachers all across America, as schools start, you have two feelings at the same time," President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten said. "Total jitters in your stomach for a new school year, and that's not different from anyone in this room. And an excitement that you're going to make a difference in the lives of children."
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho kicked off the 2013-14 school year by showing off Miami-Dade's accomplishments. "Our Miami-Dade was the only district out of 10 of the largest school districts in Florida to have maintained its high performance grade, not just this year, for the past two years," Carvalho said.
Carvalho also spoke on the future and what's to come. "This is going to be a fantastic school year," Carvalho said, "with over 100 new magnet programs, all done to improve and benefit the quality of life of kids in Miami-Dade."
Monday brought teachers together to participate in workshops and continue their education, so they could be better educators.
"From everything to classroom management to how you deal with certain situations," President of the United Teachers of Dade, Fredrick Ingram said. "We have a lot of new teacher leaders, and we have a lot of experienced teacher leaders. We're partnering them together, we're mentoring."
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