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On First Day Of Class, Miami-Dade Schools Hit With Tech Woes As Learning Goes Virtual

Pedro Portal
Miami Herald
Alex Rodriguez-Roig and Arianne Armada, president and program director, respectively, of the Boys and Girls Club in Miami-Dade, check the Wi-Fi hot spots at the Boys and Girls Club Hank Kline location Friday as they get ready for the back-to-school in-person virtual learning program. Through this program, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has created supervised, socially distanced spaces where working parents can bring their children while classes at Miami-Dade Public Schools are holding classes online. The centers are its Kendall, Hank Kline, South Beach, and Northwest clubs.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ virtual return was met with portal crashes, confusion and questions from students, parents and teachers trying to log on for their first day of school on Monday morning.

Reports of a system crash started flooding social media just minutes before some classes were scheduled to begin, leaving students and parents frustrated.

A Miami-Dade Public Schools representative confirmed that that the online attendance portal was down and Zoom is being used as a backup.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.