Outside the Broward County, Fla., Public Schools administrative offices, the air shimmers with heat, the sky is hazy with humidity, and by 9:00 a.m. the air already feels stale.
The air inside feels quite different.
Head past the first-floor desk with attendant behind glass who directs visitors to their destinations, past the warrens of gray-walled cubicles, down hallways lined with cardboard boxes filled with report cards ready to deliver to schools, and into a small conference room. There, the air-conditioned air nearly buzzes with enthusiasm.
That's because in the room are gathered the Broward County Public Schools'...