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Urban League rolls out plan to transform education in Liberty City

The key to transforming Liberty City is getting parents involved in their kids’ education. That’s the message the Urban League of Greater Miami shared Thursday night at a kickoff event for the We Rise Education Village, a coordinated effort to help neighborhood children do better in school. “We’re talking about transforming the behavior of the entire village, focusing on education,” said T. Willard Fair, the president of the Urban League of Greater Miami. “We believe if the parents get excited about education, then they will excite those children about education. If the children get excited about education, then they will perform better at the school. If they do better at school, the whole village will turn around.” The Urban League has brought together a coalition of nonprofits, churches and education institutions, including the Miami-Dade school district, to support the efforts of Liberty City’s 13 schools. The plan includes workshops for parents, including programs sponsored by the Miami-Dade school district’s Parent Academy, and support services for children. The Education Village “includes all of the elements that make sense,” said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “There are many people out there trying to change schools and transform schools and improve schools, […]


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