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Miami-Dade lawmakers tour public schools

More than half a dozen state legislators got schooled in the three Ls on Wednesday.

Look, listen, and learn.

Their teacher: Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho, who led a yellow bus tour of four county public schools.

Technically, there wasn’t a fourth L on the lesson plan, for lobby. The tour was part of the district’s outreach effort and follows similar bus tours to build support among community, municipal, and business leaders. This was the first tour geared toward the Miami-Dade legislative delegation.

“Today is not a day of lobbying. So, no pressure,” said Carvalho, who previously oversaw the district’s lobbying efforts.

Still, the tour comes at a crucial time. The next legislative session is around the corner. Committees will meet next week ahead of the official start in January. More from Laura Isensee here.

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