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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 12, 2018
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

From Tragedy to Triumph: M-DCPS Opens Academy Honoring King Carter

The Academy will be housed at two M-DCPS urban core high schools.

The King Carter Global Trade & Logistics Academy was made possible by a generous $1 million donation to Miami-Dade County Public Schools by an anonymous donor. The Academy pays homage to King Carter, a gregarious first grader who was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.

Today, Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho was joined by King’s family, School Board Vice Chair Martin Karp, Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III and District staff to unveil the Academy at Miami Northwestern Senior High. Miami Central Senior High also offers the academy, which will enhance career readiness opportunities for students at both schools.


The Academy positions the District as an international hub for trade and logistics, and

will provide employment opportunities in these growing fields.



A Northwestern High student shows Superintendent Carvalho how to operatethe Academy’s new Forklift Simulator.



PHOTO CAPTION:  Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho (center), flanked by Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III; King’s parents, Monica and Santonio; and School Board Vice Chair Martin Karp; officially open theKing Carter Global Trade & Logistics Academy.


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