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Elementary Schools

Target grant helps expand school's technology

Broadview Elementary School fifth grade teacher Drew Gerlach can see the potential in his classroom. But he knows that his school lacks in technology and that his students need better resources in order to improve their performance.

With that in mind, Gerlach nominated his school for a $100,000 grant from Target that will help improve the student's learning environment.

In fact, he had almost forgotten about the nomination until last week when the announcement came over the loudspeakers: The North Lauderdale School has been selected as a grant recipient.

"I was extremely ecstatic and shocked," said Gerlach, who said his students were equally excited. "I...