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Broward Public School Teachers Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers support the Collective Bargaining Agreement reached last month between BCPS and the Broward Teachers Union (BTU).  Results of the ratification vote are as follows: Yes Votes (approve ratification) –    4,020 (82.7 percent) No Votes (against ratification) –        839 (17.3 percent) The ratified collective bargaining agreement is subject to approval […]

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Dillard High School to Host Commemorative Air Force Traveling Exhibit; reception tonight!

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron will host a free RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit sponsored by JM Family Enterprises and Stonegate Bank at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.  Students enrolled in afterschool programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County and Urban League of Broward County will be able to […]

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Broward College Program Helps Veterans Retool for the Workforce

Broward College is launching a new accelerated program designed to retrain, retool and get veterans back to work. Operation Retool, a part of the Advanced Manufacturing program, is open to all veterans and active duty service members, and offers an accelerated engineering technology support specialist certificate that can be completed in three months. The 18-credit […]

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Broward County Public Schools and the Broward Teachers Union Reach Agreement Regarding Teacher Compensation

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) held a joint news conference with the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) to announce a tentative agreement, which was reached today, regarding teacher compensation. The agreement was reached after six months of bargaining between the parties.  Discussions centered on several key issues, including performance pay, teacher allocation funding from the State, […]

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Broward College Awarded Largest Grant in College’s History in Support of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program

Broward College has been awarded the single largest grant in its history and will lead a consortium of colleges and universities across the nation focused on supporting growth in logistics and supply chain management (SCM). The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Broward College and 12 other schools will receive $24.5 million through the […]

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Gov. Scott rejects federal education policies, withdraws from PARCC, holding town halls on Common Core

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Following the Governor’s Education Summit in Tampa a few weeks ago, Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand today, outlining six steps for the board to: 1) Maintain high education standards; and, 2) Remove the state from federal intrusion in education policy. To protect Florida […]

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Broward School Board Approves Five Year Contract Extension for Superintendent Runcie through 2019

Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida approved Superintendent Robert W. Runcie’s contract extension through October 4, 2019. Next month, Superintendent Runcie will have reached the second year of the original three-year Employment Agreement that took effect October 5, 2011. Among Superintendent Runcie’s accomplishments over the past two years (this list is courtesy of […]

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PAM STEWART NAMED AS FLORIDA COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

Tallahassee, Fla., September 17, 2013 – At today’s State Board of Education meeting in West Palm Beach, Board members voted unanimously to name Pam Stewart as the Commissioner of Education. Board members expressed confidence in Stewart’s ability to work through the critical education issues facing Florida. “I’ve had a chance to work closely with Pam,” […]

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Broward Teacher’s Union asking Broward Schools to deliver promised state raises for teachers

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: BTU President Sharon Glickman, Esq. will speak today on behalf of the district’s 17,000 teachers and support staff at  the School Board of Broward County meeting held at the KC Wright Building  to ask why the long awaited state raises have not even been proposed yet by district officials. In […]

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Whiddon-Rogers Education Center Hosts Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman School Town Hall Meeting tomorrow

Theme: “Together We Can Make A Difference”  WHO:            Whiddon-Rogers Education Center Students and Community Members WHAT:   Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman School Town Hall Meeting – “Together We Can Make A Difference” WHEN:   Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9 a.m. WHERE:  Whiddon-Rogers Education Center 700 SW 26th Street, Fort Lauderdale WHY:    The recent George Zimmerman verdict will be […]

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