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October 3, 2003

Frances Marine
(850) 245-0413

Education Commissioner Jim Horne to Visit Dillard High School
After School Visit Horne will Read to Children at Urban League's Learning Center at the Myers Public Housing Community

FT. LAUDERDALE — Education Commissioner Jim Horne today will visit Dillard High School. A former 'F' school, Dillard improved to a 'D' in 2003. Horne will tour the "New Emerging Technology" building at Dillard and visit the school's remediation program.

After his visit to Dillard, Horne will travel to the Urban League's computer-based learning center at the Myers Public Housing Community. He will read an excerpt from Crossing Jordan to children in the center's after school program. Crossing Jordan, a moving, coming-of-age story of cross-cultural friendship in a small working-class town written by a Tallahassee author, was selected to represent Florida at the National Book Fair in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

The visits will take place today, Friday, October 03, 2003 at:

2:15 PM
Dillard High School
2501 NW 11th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Principal: Ray Henderson

3:15 PM
Myers Public Housing Community
Urban League's Learning Center
2411 NW 7th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Urban League of Broward County President: Donald Bowen