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BCPS Magnet Schools Receive National Magnet Schools Merit Awards

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Magnet Schools of America has named four outstanding Broward County magnet schools as 2014 Magnet Schools of Distinction.  Schools recognized among the nation’s top magnet schools are Fort Lauderdale High, Pre-Law and Public Affairs; South Plantation High School, Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration; Sunrise Middle School, Montessori; and Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School, Montessori.
The Merit Awards recognize magnet schools for their excellence in demonstrating student achievement, innovative and engaging instruction and curriculum, community engagement, professional development, commitment to diversity, and consistent delivery of quality education.
“This is a competitive process that awards only a small fraction of the magnet schools nationally.  Schools that win our Merit Awards represent the best in education, innovation, equity and opportunity for all students in our nation,” said Magnet Schools of America Executive Director Scott Thomas.
The schools will be honored at the 2014 Magnet Schools of America’s National Conference on Magnet Schools in Hartford, Connecticut, May 15-18, 2014.
Magnet Schools of America is a national organization whose mission is to provide leadership for innovative instructional programs that promote equity, diversity and academic excellence for all students in public school choice programs. 
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