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Broward Teacher’s Union joins lawsuit against subsidizing private religious schools

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: The Broward Teachers Union’s state affiliate, the Florida Education Association, as well as individuals and groups representing Florida’s public schools and religious community filed a lawsuit today in state Circuit Court in Tallahassee challenging an amendment placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature that would significantly weaken constitutional protections [...]

July 20th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Westglades Middle School Students Take First Place In National Engineering Design Competition


A racecar designed by Westglades Middle School’s SECME (South East Consortium for Math and Engineering) team took first place honors in the SECME Engineering Design Competition held in late June at the University of Alabama.

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Parkland,Schools | Read More »

School District saves 1.3 Million during Winter break

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) sites working together and following the District’s “Turn It Off” motto, reduced its electrical consumption during the winter break, by over eight million kilowatt-hours, compared to the same period last year.  That reduction resulted in a savings of over $1.1 million. That savings is in addition to an estimated $250,000 [...]

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

Michelle Rhee is Gov. Rick Scott’s education advisor


From the Office of Gov. Rick Scott: Florida Governor Rick Scott announced today that Michelle Rhee, founder of StudentsFirst.org, will continue to advise his office on education policy.  Ms. Rhee served as a member of the Governor-elect’s transition team for education, which recently delivered its recommendations.  Until November 2010, Ms. Rhee was Chancellor of Washington, [...]

January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | 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 »

Twelve Florida Students Chosen as Finalists for Inaugural Fellowship

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Twelve student scholars in Florida have been selected as finalists for Take Stock in Children’s first-ever Leaders 4 Life Fellowship Program created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation. Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-profit organization with a 15 year history of providing a post-secondary education for low-income and at-risk teenagers, will announce the [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward Schools partners with Tutor.com

Tutor.com, the leading online tutoring service with over six million sessions served, recently announced that Broward County Public Schools will offer one-to-one online tutoring to 3,100 ninth grade students in six high schools, who must now take an end-of-course algebra proficiency exam. Students from Blanche Ely, Boyd Anderson, Coconut Creek, Dillard, Hallandale and Hollywood Hills [...]

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Annual Broward Schools Magnet Program Showcase Dec. 8

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will hold its annual Showcase on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 5 – 9 p.m.  Students and their parents are invited to this free event at Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) to preview the wide variety of innovative programs available in Broward’s public schools.  Representatives from [...]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,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 »

Hollywood Residents can donate recycling points to schools

Hollywood residents who are enrolled in their city’s RecycleBank rewards program can now designate one of two Hollywood schools to receive the points they earn through their participation.

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Hollywood,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

All Broward Schools on lockdown

UPDATE: Broward County Public Schools lockdown has been lifted. All after school activities have been canceled. All Aftercare programs are intact.   @ 1:56pm All Broward County schools have been placed on an emergency lockdown after police in Pembroke Pines received a threat. The lockdown began around 8:45 a.m. after a local radio station received a [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Latest news,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 »

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 »

Results of the six ballot amendments in Florida

All results are as of press time Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Results compiled from: http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/. Amendment 1 Repeal of public campaign financing requirement Failed because it didn’t reach the required 60% vote, with only 52% in favor. Amendment 2 Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit For Deployed Military Personnel Passed with 78% of the vote Amendment [...]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Federal Government,Latest news,Local news,Tallahassee | 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 »

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 »

Go Green Program saves $399,400 for Broward County schools

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Forty-five Broward County District Schools reported a total savings of over $399,400 through the Go Green Program for output reduction. The Education Technology Services Department’s Go Green Program for Output Reduction, first piloted in 2008. County employees attended the first Go Green Workshop on October 28, 2009. The Broward County Environmental Protection & Growth Management Department [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Local news | 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 »

Florida raced to $700 million in education funding

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Governor Charlie Crist today joined students and teachers at, his alma mater, St. Petersburg High School, to celebrate Florida’s recent Race to the Top award, announced yesterday in Phase 2 of the national education reform competition. Florida will receive up to $700 million in education funding which will work toward improving the state’s lowest performing [...]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

463 teachers on layoff status rehired

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The District had been preparing to begin the 2010-11 school year with 536 teachers on layoff from the 2009-10 school year and 19 from the 2008-09 school year, for a total of 555 teachers on layoff status.  However, since July 1st, the District has rehired 463.  Of the 92 instructional staff members remaining on layoff, [...]

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Free Broward Immunization Outreach Program


The Broward County Health Department will offer free immunizations for children of all ages (birth to 18 years of age) during the month of August. To avoid the long lines associated with back to school, parents and guardians are encouraged to visit one of the immunization outreach locations. Children must be accompanied by a parent [...]

August 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Health,Local news,Schools | Read More »

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