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State-level changes to K-12 world languages, arts curriculum open for public comment


The proposed revisions to Florida’s World Languages standards are now available for public comment at the World Languages Review website. In the interest of ensuring that these standards are clear, concise, and accurate, the Florida Department of Education invites you to rate each of the benchmarks and provide valuable feedback to the writers.

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

State education department seeking more FCAT cost reimbursements

From State Education commissioner Eric Smith on Friday, July 23, 2010: “Today, the Department issued a second letter to NCS Pearson demanding a payment of $11,720,000 for liquidated damages associated with their delays in the delivery of this year’s FCAT results. This request is for the late delivery of mathematics and reading FCAT results for [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | 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 »

Free immunizations from Broward Health Department


The Broward County Health Department will offer free immunizations for children of all ages (birth to 18 years of age) during the months of July and August at various locations throughout Broward County.    In addition, a “Back To School Immunization and Community Resource Fair” will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 9am to [...]

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

Local Chef Volunteers For White House food Project

Chef Nachum on the White House Lawn

First Lady Michelle Obama recently commissioned an all volunteer project titled “Chefs Move To Schools” affording an opportunity for chefs around the country to adopt a local school to help solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. “Chefs Move to Schools” will pair chefs with schools in their communities to bring fun to fruits [...]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Stoneman Douglas High School Student Wins National Competition

Melisse Spron, a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School has earned one of only 15 National Portfolio Gold Medal awards in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2010, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.  The prestigious national competition recognizes the highest achievements in art and writing.   Spron is the first student [...]

June 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Schools | Read More »

School board member Hope encourages residents to fill out census

For those who may be undecided about whether to open the door for the census enumerator and fill out their 2010 census form, Phyllis C. Hope, School Board of Broward County Board member representing District 6, encourages residents to consider how census data helps fund public school education.

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

Broward schools name top principal, assistant principal

Broward County Public Schools named Principal James Griffin, Rock Island Elementary School and Assistant Principal Vicki Flounoy, Lauderdale Manors Elementary School, 2010 ACCLAIM Award winners at an event held last night (Wednesday, May 27, 2010) at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale. The ACCLAIM Awards were created to honor an outstanding principal and assistant principal [...]

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

Crist Signs Bill for Child Safety laws and Sexual Predators

Governor Charlie Crist today signed House Bill 119, (Click here to see bill) relating to sexual offenders and predators, in front of the bill sponsors, parents and school administrators, after visiting a third-grade class at Timber Lakes Elementary School in Orlando.  This bill empowers law enforcement to arrest a convicted sex offender or predator of [...]

May 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

School board member Dinnen comments on budget cuts

By Maureen Dinnen, School Board Member, District 3 Budget concerns and shortages of income are the focus of the Broward School District as they are today for many businesses, governmental agencies, and families. Every week the School Board holds 4-6 hour budget workshops in addition to our regular meetings and duties. Last year, the district [...]

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

Coral Springs students win MLK scholarships

Front row (L to R):Dahlia Hassanein,Becki Hathorn, Nour Bitar,Marilyn Malara, Jenna-Rose Frisone, and Jordyn Levy Middle row (L to R): Natalie Fasitta,Liquein Davis, Ellen Kessler and Wilbert Ramos Back row from left (L to R): Stephany Orozco, Mikeva Turner, Sasha Lalmansingh and Katie Knights Not photographed is Vinay Bhola.

The Coral Springs City Commission recently recognized 15 deserving high school students who were awarded Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships for the upcoming academic year. With the generous assistance of the Coral Springs Community Chest, as well as contributions from individuals the Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee was able to distribute scholarships ranging [...]

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,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 »

Crist vetoes teacher merit pay bill

Florida Governor Charlie Crist

After teachers, students and parents heavily protested around the state, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist vetoes Senate Bill 6, a bill passed by the House and Senate that would have drastically changed a teacher’s pay structure, to merit pay based on test scores. Teachers unions and many parents cried loud and hard, including local teachers, of [...]

April 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee,cooper city | Read More »

Schools, students, teachers can apply online for green awards from Florida

In celebration of National Environmental Education Week, Governor Charlie Crist today announced that Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards applications and judging will now be completely paperless, using only online technologies. Applications recognizing students, teachers, classrooms, schools and school districts for their efforts to create healthy, efficient and productive places for learning can be submitted [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Cypress Bay High teacher to be honored for Holocaust studies

Leslie Rheingold, National Board Certified Language Arts teacher at Cypress Bay High School, will be recognized for her accomplishments in teaching Holocaust Studies during a special ceremony to be held

April 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Sunrise | Read More »

Broward teachers taking to the streets in protest again

Broward teachers protesting local budget cuts recently. This time, they gather in Tamarac to protest state changes to teacher pay structures.

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: As the Florida House version of Senate Bill 6, House Bill 7189, comes to a full vote this afternoon, Broward County teachers, parents and community members will take to the streets in protest. Dozens of protesters are expected to gather at 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 8 until 5:30 p.m. [...]

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee,Tamarac | Read More »


“You Have the Power to Make a Difference – Use It!” was the overriding theme and message behind Broward County Public Schools news conference held today, April 7, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Katherine C. Wright Administration Center.

April 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,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 »

Close to 1,000 Haitian students in Broward schools

In the two months since the earthquake in Haiti, Broward County Public Schools has taken in hundreds of students from Haiti. As of Friday, March 12, 2010, a total of 990 school age children from Haiti had registered in nearly 200 District schools and charter schools since the earthquake. Of that number, 813 have limited [...]

March 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward officials outline Recover Act grants, local stimulus spending

Percentage of local stimulus funding received.

Stay up to date on Broward stimulus spending at: http://broward.org/Recovery/Pages/RecoveryActAccomplishments.aspx On February 16, 2010, President Barack Obama marked the first Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Recovery Act is a combination of tax relief, financial assistance and infrastructure projects designed to cushion the impact of the economic downturn and lay a foundation for [...]

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,National politics,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward school officials headed to NYC to recruit teachers despite local layoffs

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: While School Board members meet today, Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010, in a workshop at the K.C. Wright Building in Fort Lauderdale to discuss possible employee layoffs, district officials will head to New York City later this week on the taxpayers’ dime to recruit new teachers.

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

South Plantation High students reaching out to teach green

Students in the South Plantation High School Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration magnet program are taking the matter of increasing awareness and encouraging protection of the world and its oceans into their own hands.

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation,Schools | Read More »

Six Broward teachers chosen as finalist in Broward teacher of year program

Each year, individual schools across the District honor one of their teachers as the school’s Teacher of the Year.  These teachers are entered into the District’s Teacher of the Year program. The top six teachers in the District are then interviewed by a District-based committee composed of past Teachers of the Year, District administrators, union [...]

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pompano Beach,Schools | Read More »

Broward schools enroll 587 Haitian students; set up free health care

As of Friday, February 5, 2010, Broward County Public Schools has received 587 new students from Haiti in the aftermath of the country’s recent devastating earthquake. These students are acclimating at

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,International relations,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward schools preparing for influx of Haitian students

Broward County Public Schools has begun preparations to welcome and provide educational and other support services to displaced students and their families who may be relocated to South Florida, following the earthquake that struck Haiti.

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Schools | Read More »

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