Photo Gallery: Superintendent's Address

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho addresses school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho addresses school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Coral Reef Senior High School drum captain Daniel Prusher, center with sticks raised, and 18 members of their drum line, welcomed school district staff to Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho's annual address as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Esther Chae, 6th grade student at Palmetto Middle School, plays "Concerto in C Major, 3rd Movement," by Haydn, to open the Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent's annual address to district staff, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Beach Senior High School Navy JROTC Cadets present the colors, as Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho addressed school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho addresses school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. His big pitch was keeping up with technology. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, center, greets district staff after finishing his annual address, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, right, makes his entrance onto the stage pushing in a giant copy of the Broad Prize for Urban Education, he will make his annual opening of school address to school district staff , at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. Dancers from Coral Reef, Miami Killian and South Dade Senior High Schools, left, just finished their performance of "Forward Motion" and helped to pull the Broad Prize statue and Carvalho onto the stage. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho addresses school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho addresses school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho addresses school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Richelle Lumpkin, center, principal at North Twin Lakes Elementary School, follows Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, right, as he tries to get "the wave" going prior to his annual address to school district staff as they get ready for the new school year, at The Fillmore, on Miami Beach, Aug. 9, 2013. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF