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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

M-DCPS To Observe ‘Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day’ On February 2

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, February 2 instead of the national observance of April 27 to minimize disruptions to scheduled testing (Florida Standards Assessment [FSA], and Florida End of Course Assessments).

 Designed to be more than a career day, the program goes beyond the average practice of “shadowing” an adult. Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.

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