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Board Approves Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Name Change

Friday, January 23, 2015
Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Lauderhill to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori Academy.
The name change reflects the new Montessori program implemented at the school at the start of the 2014/15 school year. Through the input of parents, staff, community stakeholders and school partners, a request was submitted to ensure the school’s name reflects both leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Maria Montessori.
To learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori Academy and its academic programming, contact the school at 754-322-6550, or visit the school’s website http://mlking.browardschools.com.


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