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Obama to renew Hispanic education initiative


President Barack Obama will renew a major initiative aimed at boosting academic achievement among Hispanic students, the Miami Herald reports. The news delighted South Florida educators, who said local students would reap the benefits of a national dialogue on education and the Hispanic community. “It’s an idea whose time has come,” said Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who will travel to the White House Oct. 19 to help launch the initiative. “The face of America has changed. It’s time for a new national policy that addresses the needs of the fastest-growing population of students in the country.” The topic is especially pertinent in South Florida. In Miami-Dade County, more than 64 percent of public-school students are Hispanic. More than half say Spanish is their primary language. In Broward, about 28 percent of schoolchildren are Hispanic…

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