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The view from Miami: Celebration that schools chief Alberto Carvalho snubbed New York City

U.S. Department of Agriculture/Debbie Smoot

As New Yorkers were wrapping their heads around the shocking news that the city’s top pick for schools chief had publicly turned down the job, people 1,300 miles south were rejoicing.

In Miami, a sigh of relief rang out as Alberto Carvalho announced that he would stay on as superintendent. Carvalho is beloved there after nearly a decade running schools — an unusually long and peaceful tenure for an urban superintendent.

This tweet from one Miami resident summed up the reaction we saw on social media:

Here’s more detail from other corners of Miami’s education world:

Some in Miami took jabs at New York City, which offered Carvalho an unprecedented salary but would have required him to work in a system where the chancellor serves at the mayor’s discretion:

And others took the chance to look ahead — at the school system’s future, and Carvalho’s.

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