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Linda Carter featured in South Florida Sun Sentinel

Foundation CEO discusses School is Cool initiative

Community Foundation of Broward president and CEO Linda Carter was recently featured in the May 14 edition of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Carter penned an editorial in which she discussed the importance the Foundation’s School is Cool initiative and its partnership with Broward County Public Schools.
Carter praised Broward Schools for placing 21 high schools in the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of the top high schools in the nation, and went on to examine the Foundation’s partnership with the system.
The Community Foundation’s School is Cool plan is a focused effort to improve high school graduation rates by increasing middle school success in the ABCs – Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance. The Foundation chose to focus on middle school because of recent research that identifies the middle grades as a fork in the road for graduation success or failure.
“The idea was to support partnerships between principals and nonprofit professionals to work with struggling middle school students during school hours using out of the box strategies,” Carter Said. “Today, this unified community effort has impacted nearly 4,000 students in 18 Broward County middle schools.”

For more information about the Foundation's Issues that Matter, including School is Cool, please visit our Issues that Matter page.

Please contact the Community Foundation of Broward if you wish to receive a printed copy of Carter's editorial.

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