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Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho will leave South Florida to become the New York City Department of Education’s Chancellor.
Carvalho, who was named the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year, has served as superintendent of MDCPS, the United States’ fourth-largest school system, since 2008.
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña is retiring in the coming weeks, according to sources in the New York City Board of Education. Carvalho has not confirmed this move.
The school board has scheduled an emergency meeting for 10 a.m. on Thursday to “discuss the stability of the executive management leadership” – possibly to discuss the Carvalho departure.
New York City’s school system is the largest in the nation.
The announcement comes as South Florida debates school safety following the mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.