Miami schools chief Alberto Carvalho is named the next superintendent in Los Angeles
He moves from Miami-Dade, the second largest district in the country, to the second largest.
The Los Angeles Board of Education has chosen the longtime superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools to be the next superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the nation.
The board announced the appointment of Alberto Carvalho after a unanimous vote Thursday.
An admired and experienced educator, Carvalho is credited with improving graduation rates and academic performance at Miami-Dade, the fourth largest school district in the country.
Carvalho arrives in Los Angeles at a critical moment, as the district that serves about 600,000 students finds itself flush with funding from state and federal COVID-19 relief money but still struggling with the impacts of the pandemic, including learning losses and declining enrollment.