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Today Is The Last Day Of School In Miami. This Teacher Says Goodbye After 45 Years


Billie Carpenter has this tradition on the last day of school:Her current students write letters to next year’s students offering advice on their teacher.

“Don’t ask her to repeat herself, listen the first time!” a student wrote in 2008. “All I’m suggesting is you will love it when you’re sitting in this seat and have Ms. Carpenter.”

Carpenter’s fifth-graders at Miami Shores Elementary won’t be doing that Thursday, the last day of school for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, because they don’t know who will teach next year’s class.

After 44last days of school, this is Carpenter’s last.

Read more from our news partner The Miami Herald.

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