President Barack Obama on Tuesday will renew a major initiative aimed at boosting academic achievement among Hispanic students.

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 Tuesday 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.”

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SOURCE The Miami Herald/Kathleen McGrory

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