FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 1, 2013

CONTACT: John Schuster
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-1126

M-DCPS TO OBSERVE TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY ON MAY 2, 2013
DUE TO CONFLICT WITH THE FCAT SCHEDULE

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will observe Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, May 2, 2013 instead of April 25 due to conflicts with the scheduled Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) administration.

Because FCAT testing will take place from April 15 - 30, it is necessary for M-DCPS to reschedule Take Your Child to Work Day from its original national observance of April 25 to May 2 to minimize disruptions to testing.

Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work(r) program goes beyond the average "shadow" 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, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.

 

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