Week Ending August 26, 2016


This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features highlights of the first day of school for the 2016/17 school year as Superintendent Robert W. Runcie visits several schools across the District to welcome students, parents, teachers and staff to an exciting new school year; and Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School third grade teacher Traci Aremann prepares a unique classroom environment to welcome her students.  

BCPS News Releases

Over 271,000 BCPS Students Head to Class for the 2016/17 School Year
On Monday, August 22, 2016, over 271,000 students headed to classes across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). School Board members and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie dedicated their first day of the 2016/17 school year to visiting schools and greeting students, parents, teachers and staff.
Broward County Public Schools Students Head Back to Class Superintendent to Visit Several Schools
Summer break comes to an end for nearly 270,000 students preparing to head back to class on Monday, August 22, 2016, the first day of the 2016/17 school year for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS).
Check Out: What’s New in the 2016/17 School Year – Volume 3
The start of the 2016/17 school year is just days away, on Monday, August 22, 2016, and teachers, administrators and staff are busy getting ready! In the What’s New in 2016/17, Volume 3.
Revised School Opening and Closing Times for the 2016/17 School Year

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, recently approved revisions to school opening and closing times for the 2016/17 school year.

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Florida Barely Teaches Computer Science, but Broward Is Best
We’ve stepped into a brave new world in which cars drive themselves, Pok√©mon are real, and you can order everything from a Pub Sub to a helicopter on your phone. 

Broward welcomes students for the first day of classes.                                                         
Hundreds of thousands of children return to school today across Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

South Florida students prepare for first day of new school year.
Orientation Day took place for South Florida students at one elementary school in regards to the first day back at school….Summer vacation also came to an end in Broward County. “It’s gonna be a busy day,” said Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.

School officials unveil new programs as students head back to class
Summer is out and school is in, as hundreds of thousands of students and educators across South Florida prepare to head back to the classroom, Monday.

Students, officials in Miami-Dade, Broward gear up for new school year
Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho kicked off his Sunday at Miami Beach Senior High School, where he discussed the Zika virus issue with parents and students as classes are slated to resume on Monday…. In Broward County, Superintendent Robert Runcie planned to visit seven schools on Monday as schools open.

Broward County schools gets ready for nearly 270,000 students
Broward County got ready for its first day of school early Monday morning at the south terminal bus station in Pembroke Pines.

Superintendent Carvalho Visits Miami-Dade Schools Ahead Of First Day
The 2016-2017 school year is just hours away in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Kids Head Back To School In Broward
Ah, the first day back to school. The hustle and bustle of getting kids out the door and to their school before the bell rings for their first class.

Miami-Dade, Broward Schools Welcome Students Back for First Day of 2016-17 Year
For students across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, the first day of school has arrived and thousands of youngsters and teenagers are back to hitting the books for another year of education.

New year brings new school options in Broward
The new school year started Monday in Broward, with some students attending a new type of school..

Back to School Week: Bus Routes and Schedules
It's back to school week in South Florida and NBC 6 wants to make sure parents and students are well-prepared for the new school year.

Opinion by Robert Runcie and Laurie Sallarulo - Education critical for Florida's economy
The vitality of our state's economy is closely tied to education. Future prosperity for our students and for our communities depends upon us to prepare all students for college, life and careers.

Superintendent Robert Runcie tells Fernand the newest additions to Broward schools and how they're prepared to combat Zika
Radio Interview - Superintendent Robert Runcie tells Fernand the newest additions to Broward schools and how they're prepared to combat Zika.

First day of school goes smoothly in Broward
The first day of school in Broward went smoothly, with maintenance workers getting the schools ready, buses running on time and teachers and students excited to be back.

‘Smooth sailing’ on first day back to school in Broward
The first day of school in Broward County is now in the books, and from the looks of it, it was a pretty successful first day back.

New tech academy opens in Creek High
Creek Technical Academy at Coconut Creek High School opens its doors in a week, giving a new lease of life to the school that has been struggling in recent times with low grades and under-enrollment.

Movement to opt out of standardized testing is growing
A movement to ditch standardized testing is growing. Parents are organizing on social media to have their children opt out of the state's assessment and accountability program.

How Broward and Palm Beach schools are prepping for Zika
Along with the scent of fresh notebooks, pens and pencils, the smell of mosquito repellent will be wafting through the hallways of many Miami-Dade County schools Monday morning.

Broward Schools Trying New Approach and New Programs
NBC 6's Michael Spears take a look at the new approaches and new programs being offered at some schools in the county

Broward County Public Schools superintendent thanks staff on first day of school

Miami-Dade Broward Schools Welcome Students Back for First Day of 2016-17 Year 

Providing families with tools to get the most out of their children's education
Square pizza, tater tots, greenish hot dogs, rubber chicken, dry burgers. For generations, these were the staple ingredients of school cafeterias. It’s time to forget everything you think you know about high school lunches.

Yay for Junior Achievement; pray for achievement by school officials
Today's students need to be better educated in workforce skills that include "critical thinking, communication, financial and technology literacy and entrepreneurship."