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Miami-Dade schools superintendent to testify before Congressional committee

Alberto Carvalho, head of the Miami-Dade school district, will speak before the House Education & the Workforce Committee at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Washington.

He will speak as part of a hearing titled, "Examining the Federal Role in Public School Accountability," which will address plans to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- a law more commonly known as No Child Left Behind.

No Child Left Behind sets  federal standards for public school improvement. Schools that don't meet those standards may be threatened with closure -- as Miami Central and Miami Edison senior high schools were earlier this year. (The state eventually decided to keep the schools open.)

You can watch the hearing live on Wednesday here (there may be nothing on the website until tomorrow).