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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 »

Asteroid 2010 TD54 paid Earth a visit today

A newly discovered asteroid named 2010TD54, paid Earth a visit today as it took a trek between us and the moon. Amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins photographed the flyby early this morning using a 14-inch Celestron telescope.

October 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Space,Technology | Read More »

Technology helping connect with Broward residents during storm

With a busier than normal hurricane season anticipated, local emergency officials are looking to reach out to people in different ways. In addition to creating a Twitter account – www.twitter.com/readybroward which will start sending out Tweets in the instance of an emergency situation in Broward.

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Hurricane season,Technology | Read More »

Online cybersafety program for parents on June 2

Attorney General Bill McCollum, in partnership with the FBI-SOS and Nova  Southeastern University, is sponsoring a free online presentation will  help parents understand cybersafety issues and will provide practical  information to assist them in keeping children safe on the internet.  The  presentation includes

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Technology | Read More »

Florida attorney general working on impact of social media on the Sunshine Law


Attorney General Bill McCollum sent a letter, today, March 17,  to  Secretary of State Kurt Browning asking the Department to update its  administrative rules on the retention guidelines for other types of  electronic communication. The request was made after the conclusion of the  Attorney General’s Sunshine Technology Team, which determined that  electronic communications were not [...]

March 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee,Technology,Video | Read More »

Six expos, job fair and business seminars in Davie on March 18


Looking to connect with new business? Find a job? Get some business training? Attend one of South Florida’s largest business trade shows ever. Six shows in one, the expo, produced by the Broward County and South Florida Chamber of Commerce, includes a South Florida business-to-business expo, an international trade show, a technology show, a health [...]

March 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Technology | Read More »

Klein glad Obama included a billion in budget to upgrade hurricane forecast technology

Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22), a longtime advocate for next generation hurricane tracking technology, today celebrated the inclusion of $1 billion to upgrade hurricane forecasting technology, including satellite and radar systems, in the President’s budget as submitted to Congress. “We are thrilled to see that the Administration has heard our call, and the call of Floridians, [...]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Technology,Weather | Read More »

Broward County School District awarded $3.3 million in Green Jobs Training Grants

Hypower Systems visited Heron Heights Elementary School in Parkland, bringing along a special trailer that uses a kitchen setting to show people how solar power works. Heron Heights gets about 20 percent of its power from solar and has a regular program that exposes students to science and environmental programs.

The Broward County Energy Training Partnership, led by Minority Builders of Broward, OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) and the Broward County Public Schools Technical Centers, has been awarded a $3.3 million training grant by the US Department of Labor. As part of the federal stimulus package, this grant will allow the partnership to recruit, train and [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,College,Emerging Green,Employment,Environmental,Federal Government,Local news,Schools,Technology,Water management | Read More »

Governor Charlie Crist endorsed the “New Florida Initiative” Thursday

Read New Florida Initiative here. Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and Board of Governors Chair Sheila M. McDevitt released details of the “New Florida Initiative”, a strategic plan to use the resources of the State University System to transform the Florida economy on Thursday. Governor Charlie Crist endorsed the New Florida Initiative on Thursday and announced [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,College,Employment,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee,Technology | Read More »

Audubon of Florida: President Obama Ushers Florida into a Green Future with High Speed Rail

President Barack Obama announced yesterday that Florida will receive $1.25 billion in federal funding to launch a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando signals a fundamental shift in the state’s pattern of future growth, said leaders of the Audubon of Florida. “Florida’s green future just got much brighter,” said Charles Lee, Audubon of [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Environmental,Federal Government,Local news,Technology,Transportation | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale Visitor’s Bureau creates iPhone app

Anyone planning a trip to Greater Fort Lauderdale, there is now an app for that. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) introduces iVisitLauderdale. Recognizing that the mobile platform is reshaping the ways in which consumers plan, book and consume travel, the free “app” is part of the GFLCVB’s continued marketing efforts to [...]

January 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Technology | Read More »

Cooper City commissioner to help develop Sunshine policy for web communications


A Cooper City commission has been appointed to the Sunshine Technology Team. Commission John Sims will work with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum to explore open government requirements as related to electronic communications and emerging technology. Sims will look at

December 16th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee,Technology,cooper city | Read More »

FBI warning about Pop-Up Security Warnings

The FBI warned consumers today about an ongoing threat involving pop-up security messages that appear while they are on the Internet. The messages may contain a virus that could harm your computer, cause costly repairs or, even worse, lead to identity theft. The messages

December 11th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Federal Government,Local news,Technology | Read More »

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