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Too cold! Broward County Schools should ask parents and students ways to save money


It has been put forth here before as it is again, as the Broward County School Board continues to struggle to manage its budget, ask the parents and the students for ways to save money! Today, like almost every day last year, students come home complaining of classrooms that are Arctic cold. At a time when money [...]

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

Broward Million Father March on first day of school

Members of several local community groups have partnered with Broward County Public Schools again for the Broward Million Father March take a child to the first day of school campaign – encouraging fathers, relatives, men and significant male caregivers to take their children to school on the first day of classes, Monday, August 23.

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

School board candidate for District 8: Nick Sakhnovsky


This is part of a series on all the school board candidates. To see all the candidates and learn more about them, click here. Nick Sakhnovsky is running in the August 24 primary against incumbent Jennifer Gottlieb and newcomer Susan Madori. Neither one has responded to our questions, though both have been contacted at least [...]

August 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward County School District Unions Agree To Furloughs

A number of Broward County Public Schools bargaining units have voted in favor of a five to six days furloughs for the 2010/2011 school year to help the District with its budget shortfall. The Federation of Public Employees (FOPE) representing approximately 9,000 employees, including clerical, transportation, security specialists and campus monitors, and maintenance and facility [...]

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »


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Broward County Public Schools along with four of Florida’s largest school districts including, Miami-Dade, Duval, Hillsborough and Leon Counties, today held simultaneous news conferences to discuss a joint appeal to Florida Department of Education Commissioner Eric Smith noting significant anomalies in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Davie Celebrates Arbor Day

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Flamingo Elementary School second graders were thrilled to have the Mayor and Vice Mayor join them in their Arbor Day celebration.

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward teacher’s union entering mediation with Broward schools

The Broward Teachers Union announced today that Superintendent Jim Notter has agreed to the BTU’s request to enter into mediation to try to resolve the nearly one-year contract negotiations dispute between the School Board of Broward County and its 16,000 teachers.

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

School Board Ethics Panel to Hold Preliminary Workshop

Broward Schools Integrity announces a preliminary meeting on its recommendations to be forwarded to the Superintendent’s Office. The workshop will be held Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, 10th Floor Conference Room, 600 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

April 20th, 2010 | Posted in Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

BTU to Discuss Response to Board’s Declaration of Impasse

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA., April 12, 2010 – At a major news conference on Tuesday, April 13, the Broward Teachers Union will discuss its response to the school board’s declaration of impasse in contract negotiations and will announce the kick-off of an unprecedented community outreach program called “Smart Solutions 4 Broward Kids.”

April 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward Public Schools – Employee Wellness Award Recipient

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) was recently recognized as a 2009 Bronze School Employee Wellness Program winner by the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE), a membership organization for health promotion and health education professionals within state health agencies, U.S. territories and the Indian Health Service.  BCPS was one of nine schools/districts recognized by [...]

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

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Driver’s Education Program at Nova High School

Nova High School will formally become Broward County Public Schools 14th high school to offer the driver’s education program to students with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, March 15

March 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward schools still getting Haitian refugees

As of Friday, February 26, 2010, six and a half weeks after an earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a total of 894 displaced school age children from that country have enrolled in 190 Broward County Public Schools and Charter Schools. Of that number, 715 have limited English language skills, making them eligible for services and support from the [...]

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Schools | Read More »



As of Wednesday, February 10, 2010, a total of 703 children from Haiti have enrolled in Broward County Public Schools and Charter Schools. Of that number, 505 have limited English language skills.

February 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Schools | Read More »

A sea of red protests school boundary changes in Cooper City

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Several hundred Cooper City parents came out in a sea of red to protest the planned boundary changes that could send Pioneer Middle Students to Pines Middle or Driftwood Middle. The Broward County Public Schools hosted its first public community input meeting on the boundary changes that are heavily affecting schools in Cooper City, Hollywood, [...]

November 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Hollywood,Local news,Schools,cooper city | Read More »

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