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Broward Schools not printing code of conduct; distributed electronically

For the first time, the 2011/12 Broward County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct handbook will be distributed electronically in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese. Beginning July 1, the handbook will be emailed to those parents and students who have entered their email addresses in the District’s Virtual Counselor.  Email addresses may be entered [...]

June 19th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward declares impasse in contract negotiations with teachers

From the Broward School Board: After six months of  negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with the Broward Teachers Union (BTU), The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has declared impasse in negotiations for the 2010/11 school year. On April 7, 2011, the Board presented a comprehensive proposal, which gave the teachers the step [...]

April 28th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward principal wins top state education award

James Griffin, former Principal of Rock Island Elementary School, and current Principal of Lauderdale Lakes Middle School, and Emily Harrison, Assistant Principal of Fruit Cove Middle School in St. Johns County, were announced today as recipients of the 2010-2011 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award during the Sixth Annual [...]

January 24th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Five school districts awarded Race to the Top funds.

Five additional school districts have been awarded Race to the Top funds. This brings the total number of districts receiving full approval of their Race to the Top grant to 35, with the combined amount of funding awarded now at more than $142 million. A list of the districts and their award amounts is below. [...]

January 21st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward Schools College Academy hosts open house in January for high school juniors

The College Academy @ BC will hold informational Open Houses at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Wednesday, January 26th at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begins with A-L) and Thursday, January 27th at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begins with M-Z). The College Academy [...]

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Six Broward Schools staff named finalists in School-Related Employee of Year

Six employees of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) have been named as finalists for Broward’s School-Related Employee of the Year 2010/11, and will be honored at a breakfast and ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 8:30 a.m., at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. BCPS employees are nominated by their peers [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward Teacher’s Union reject negotiations agreement

From the Broward Teacher’s Union office: For the first time in the 40 year history of the Broward Teachers Union negotiating contracts with the School Board of Broward County, instructional staff for Broward schools overwhelmingly voted down a negotiations agreement for the 2009-2010 school year 93 percent to 7 percent after board members recently imposed [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Two school boundary meetings Monday Nov. 8 and 15

Two meetings will be hosted by Broward County Public Schools to provide information and allow input on potential boundary changes for 2011-12. The Superintendent’s initial boundary recommendations, along with detailed scenario maps and rationales, will be presented and discussed. Community members are encouraged to provide input. The same materials will be discussed at both events. Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Sixty e-textbooks available to Broward students, parents, teachers

Sixty electronic textbooks (e-textbooks) are available to Broward students, parents and teachers online through the District’s Broward Enterprise Education Portal (BEEP). The District’s e-textbook initiative began in 2006 with K-12 science textbooks and has grown with each district-wide textbook adoption since then.  A full-complement of e-textbooks is available for courses with district-wide adoptions in mathematics, [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools,Technology | Read More »

How healthy is your child’s packed lunch?

Homemade granola bars make a healthy mid-morning snack. Find the recipe at loveyourraisins.com.

(NewsUSA) – Every time you pack your kids’ lunches, you have an opportunity to give them a fun, healthy meal. Are you making the most of it? Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD, authors of the book “No Whine with Dinner,” along with the California Raisin Marketing Board, offer the following [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Broward Schools gets dropout prevention grant

The District’s Student Services Department has been awarded approximately $5.2 million, over five years, from the High School Graduation Initiative through the U.S. Department of Education.  The funds will be used to support effective, sustainable and coordinated dropout prevention and re-entry programs at Boyd H. Anderson and Plantation high schools. The grant was awarded in [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Lauderhill,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

27,300 Broward students participate in mock election

If the online votes cast by 27,300 Broward students had determined the outcome of Tuesday’s election, the results would have been quite different. The students had an opportunity to cast votes from school or home via on an online system created by the School District.  The online voting program is part of a partnership between [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward schools symposium of black male graduation rate

More than 300 major stakeholders joined Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) officials, administrators and educators at a recent symposium designed to discuss solutions for one of the nation’s and Broward’s most critical educational issues: the consistently low performance and graduation rate of Black male students. At the invitation of Broward County School Board, Vice Chair [...]

November 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward Education Foundation elects new officers

Joseph Cobo

The Broward Education Foundation has elected new officers for the 2010-2012 Board of Directors’ term and added four new members. Joseph M. Cobo was elected chairman of the Board.  Cobo is president  & CEO of the firm Cobo, Welzien, Bowers & Company, a Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm.  He has served on the Board [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward schools employees school social worker of the year

Fellow school social worker Rhonda Terpak (left) congratulates School Social Worker of the Year Liliana Pardo-Posse.

Liliana Pardo-Posse, school social worker in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) North Area, has been named School Social Worker of the Year, by the Florida Association of School Social Workers.  The announcement was made at the organizationís state conference held recently in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pardo-Posse, who has served schools in the north area of [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward Schools hires 487 teachers to meet class size

Nearly 1,000 pre-registered candidates attended the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The event resulted in hiring 487 new teachers of the 502 elementary and 472 secondary aspiring teachers attending. By State law, the District must meet mandatory class size reduction requirements or face stiff penalties.  The cap [...]

October 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Three Broward High Schools get grants to increase graduation rate

The Broward Education Foundation received a $40,000 grant from Citi Foundation for the “Ready, Set & College Bound” Program.  The program’s goal is to increase high school graduation rates at three Broward County high schools – Deerfield Beach, Hallandale and Stranahan. The relationship between Citi and the Education Foundation goes back more than 20 years. [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Schools | Read More »

Broward Schools, South Plantation High finalists for state green award

Both Broward County Public Schools and South Plantation High School teacher Pamela Krauss have been notified they are finalists for the prestigious 2009-2010 Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green School Awards. The District is being recognized for its interactive, environmental website “Live Green, Learn Green” (www.BrowardSchoolsGoGreen.com). Krauss was selected as a finalist for the “Green Waterwise” [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

44 Broward students semifinalists in 2011 National Merit Program

Forty-four Broward County Public Schools students have been named semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.  These seniors now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must [...]

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Sheridan Tech. Center Online Courses Attracting Variety of Students

Did you know you could train to become an administrative assistant or a court reporter without leaving your home?  It is possible to do just that, by enrolling in an online technical class offered through Sheridan Technical Center, and hundreds of people are taking advantage of the opportunity. Enrollment has not been limited to those [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Neighbors 4 Neighbors launches food drive to benefit Feeding South Florida


CBS4, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Bank Atlantic and Baptist Medical Plazas have partnered with Feeding South Florida to collect non perishable human and pet food for our South Florida neighbors in need.  Joining the effort are Miami Dade and Broward County Schools, and numerous community and faith-based organizations. The campaign, “Food 4 South Florida,” runs from [...]

September 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers | Read More »

65 Broward schools getting free breakfasts for all students

Starting this school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will offer a Universal – Free Breakfast Program to students attending 65 District schools.  The schools qualified to participate in the program are determined by the state of Florida, which makes universal-free school breakfast meals available to all students in each elementary, middle and high school [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward student journalists bring local games to Sports Blitz


From Broward Schools: BECON-TV recently announced the debut of Sports Blitz Game Time, a weekly high school sports show which will broadcast a high school or local college football and volleyball game of the week on Saturday’s at 11:30 am and Sunday’s at 10:30 am beginning on September 4, 2010. BECON-TV is available on Comcast [...]

September 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools,Sports | Read More »

Take Stock In Children Gets $5 Million Grant


Education has become a top priority in Florida with a wave of federal funding that will make its way to Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit organization with a 15 year history of working in partnership with over 800 public schools to help low-income and at-risk teenagers break the cycle of poverty by providing [...]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Schools | Read More »

Broward schools sees small increase in students

Broward County Public Schools announced that 232,850 students attended District schools on the first day of school, Monday, August 23.  The District’s 2010/11 first-day enrollment count increased by 1,355 students, when compared to last year’s 231,495 first-day enrollment mark. The student enrollment count includes all students who were in attendance at all schools, including charters [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

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