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Miami-Dade School Board Votes To Cut Ties With K12 Online Learning Platform

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Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho speaks at a press conference on Aug. 31, 2020, recounting the software outage that hindered connection to online learning for thousands of students and teachers on the first day of the 2020-21 school year.

The Miami-Dade County School Board unanimously voted to sever ties with its controversial online platform.

The Miami-Dade County School Board has voted unanimously to no longer use My School Online, the district’s controversial new online learning platform many say is at the center of the district’s failed start of school.

The board voted to sever ties just before 2 a.m. Thursday, 13 hours after the meeting began.

The debate and vote stretched into the middle of the night because the School Board had to finish public comment on Vice Chair Steve Gallon’s catch-all proposal to get to the bottom of what went wrong. In the first board meeting since school began Aug. 31, nearly 400 teachers and parents submitted comments that were overwhelmingly negative about the online platform.

Read more at our news partner The Miami Herald.