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Broward County (Fla.) district will overhaul 5 schools

The Broward County (Fla.) district will overhaul five schools next year – closing some and repurposing others – in what officials call a holistic approach to helping 2,000 students in primarily low-income communities. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel says the Broward school board has approved a plan to convert Dillard High into a grades 6-12 technology magnet, close Lauderdale Manors Elementary and make Sunland Park Elementary a school for grades pre-K to 3. Arthur Ashe Middle will be converted to a workforce center for adults. Lauderhill Middle will partner with Broward College for a grades 6-12 college academy. And Lauderdale Manors will become a community resource center with a pre-K program.

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