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Marge Pearlson, an outstanding educator, has led efforts to develop community education across Florida as well as Dade and Florida Atlantic University. She has been Florida's International Ambassador for Community Education. She has been recognized for her efforts by the National Community Education Association. She changed the course of schooling in Dade. When the school board considered moving away from using schools for the entire community, she was able to mobilize a campaign that ultimately kept schools open for adults as well as children.