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Forget Superman. Help the General Make School Cool

March 12, 2012

The general has his work cut out for him. The officer and genetleman in this case is retired Major Gen. James W. Monroe, who has taken up a major challenge to help youngsters in Broward County.
He is a board member of the Community Foundation of Broward and heads the group's education committee. In that position, Monroe must somehow convince a wide range of business leaders, educators, government officials, non-profits, philanthropists and ordinary citizens that school is cool, which happens to be the name of the foundation's new community initiative to raise graduation rates among Broward's middle schoolers.
Fortunately, this week at least, the general had reinforcements that helped him and his committee make a compelling case for "School is Cool." Read more... 
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