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Miami-Dade County Public Schools
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS) is a public school district serving Miami-Dade County , in the U.S. state of Florida
Florida
. Founded in 1885, it is the largest school district in Florida
Florida
and the Southeastern United States
United States
, and the fourth largest in the United States , with a student enrollment of 370,656 as of August 30, 2016. The district is managed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County, which appoints a superintendent to head the administrative portions of the district. Alberto Carvalho has been Superintendent since September 12, 2008. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is one of a few public school districts in the United States
United States
to offer optional international studies programs and bilingual education
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Downtown Miami
DOWNTOWN MIAMI is an urban city center , based around the Central Business District of Miami, Florida , United States . In addition to the central business district, the area also consists of the Brickell Financial District , Historic District , Government Center , Omni and Park West . The neighborhood is divided by the Miami River and is bordered by Midtown (Edgewater and Wynwood ) to the north, Biscayne Bay to the east, Civic Center and Overtown to the west, and Coconut Grove to the south. Brickell Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard are the main north-south roads, and Flagler Street is the main east-west road. The neighborhood is defined by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) as the 3.8-square-mile (9.8 km2)-area east of Interstate 95 between the Rickenbacker Causeway to the south and Julia Tuttle Causeway to the north
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Miami
MIAMI (/maɪˈæmi/ ; Spanish pronunciation: ) is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida
Florida
in the southeastern United States . As the seat of Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
, the municipality is the principal, central, and the most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami's metro area is the eighth-most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S., with a population of around 5.5 million. Miami
Miami
is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami
Miami
was classified as an Alpha−World City in the World Cities Study Group's inventory
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Florida
FLORIDA /ˈflɒrᵻdə/ ( listen ) (Spanish for "land of flowers") is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States . It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico , to the north by Alabama and Georgia , to the east by the Atlantic Ocean , and to the south by the Straits of Florida and Cuba . Florida is the 22nd-most extensive , the 3rd-most populous , and the 8th-most densely populated of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States . The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area . The city of Tallahassee is the state capital
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America _ Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos _ * " E pluribus unum " (
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Alberto M. Carvalho
ALBERTO M. CARVALHO is an educator and the superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
(M-DCPS), the fourth-largest school district in the United States , with over 346,000 students and 52,000 employees. He was appointed superintendent in September 2008. In February 2014, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) named Carvalho the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 3 Awards and recognition * 4 References EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONCarvalho was born in Portugal
Portugal
to a father who worked as a custodian and mother who worked as a seamstress. He was one of six children and the only one to graduate high school
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English Language
ENGLISH /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/ (_ listen ) is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca _. Named after the Angles , one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England , it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea . It is closely related to the Frisian languages , but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages particularly Norse (a North Germanic language ), as well as by Latin and Romance languages , particularly French . English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
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Spanish Language
(see many more ) REGULATED BY Association of Spanish Language Academies ( Real Academia Española and 22 other national Spanish language academies) LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 es ISO 639-2 spa ISO 639-3 spa GLOTTOLOG stan1288 LINGUASPHERE 51-AAA-b Spanish language in the world SPANISH (/ˈspænᵻʃ/ (_ listen ); español_ (help ·info )), also called CASTILIAN (/kæˈstɪliən/ (_ listen ), castellano_ (help ·info )), is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers around the world. It is usually considered the world\'s second-most spoken native language , after Mandarin Chinese
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German Language
_No official regulation_ ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
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Haitian Creole
HAITIAN CREOLE (/ˈheɪʃən ˈkriːoʊl/ ; Haitian Creole: KREYòL AYISYEN, Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole
pronunciation: ; French : CRéOLE HAïTIEN) is a French-based creole language spoken by 9.6–12 million people worldwide, and the only language of most Haitians. It is a creole language based largely on 18th century French with influences from Portuguese , Spanish , English , Taíno , and West African languages. Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole
emerged from contact between French settlers and African slaves during the Atlantic slave trade
Atlantic slave trade
in the French colony of Saint-Domingue
Saint-Domingue
(now Haiti
Haiti
). Haitians are the largest creole-speaking community in the world. Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole
should not be confused with Haitian French
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Mandarin Chinese
MANDARIN (/ˈmændərɪn, -drɪn/ (_ listen ); simplified Chinese : 官话; traditional Chinese : 官話; pinyin : Guānhuà_; literally: "speech of officials") is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China
China
. The group includes the Beijing dialect , the basis of Standard Mandarin or Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
. Because most Mandarin dialects are found in the north, the group is sometimes referred to as the NORTHERN DIALECTS (北方话; _běifānghuà_). Many local Mandarin varieties are not mutually intelligible . Nevertheless, Mandarin is often placed first in any list of languages by number of native speakers (with nearly a billion)
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Miami-Dade County, Florida
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida
Florida
. It is the southeasternmost county on the U.S. mainland . According to a 2016 census report, the county had a population of 2,712,945, making it the most populous county in Florida
Florida
and the seventh-most populous county in the United States
United States
. It is also Florida's third-largest county in terms of land area, with 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2). The county seat is Miami
Miami
. Miami-Dade County is included in the Miami
Miami
-Fort Lauderdale -West Palm Beach , FL Metropolitan Statistical Area . The county is home to 34 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas
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School District
A SCHOOL DISTRICT is a form of special-purpose district which serves to operate local public primary and secondary schools, for formal academic or scholastic teaching, in various nations. CONTENTS* 1 United States * 1.1 History * 1.2 Terminology * 1.2.1 Schools * 1.2.2 Districts * 1.2.2.1 Teacher assignment practices in school districts * 2 Europe * 3 Examples * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links UNITED STATES See also: Lists of school districts in the United States In the U.S, public schools belong to school districts, which are governed by SCHOOL BOARDS. Each district is an independent special-purpose government, or dependent school systems, under the guidelines of each U.S. state government and local school boards
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U.S. State
A U.S. STATE is a constituent political entity of the United States of America . There are currently 50 states, which are bound together in a union with each other. Each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory, and shares its sovereignty with the United States
United States
federal government . Due to the shared sovereignty between each state and the federal government, Americans
Americans
are citizens of both the federal republic and of the state in which they reside . State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states , except for persons covered by certain types of court orders (e.g., paroled convicts and children of divorced spouses who are sharing custody )
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Southeastern United States
The SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES is the eastern portion of the Southern United States
United States
, and the southern portion of the Eastern United States . It comprises 14 states in the southern United States
United States
. CONTENTS* 1 Demographics * 1.1 Most populous states * 2 History * 2.1 Culture * 2.2 Climate * 3 Economy * 3.1 Research and development * 4 Education * 4.1 Higher education * 5 Largest cities * 6 Metropolitan Statistical Areas * 7 Combined Statistical Areas * 8 Fauna * 9 Sports * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links DEMOGRAPHICSThere is no official Census Bureau definition of the southeastern United States
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