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Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, information has been expected, requested and provided by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) to the public. 

More than 100 students from 15 schools (elementary, middle and high) will showcase their work including apps, webpages, Scratch and Play Lab projects, robotics and physical computing at the Computer Science Fair.
 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be recognized as a Florida Healthy School District, earning the highest achievement level of Gold.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to 16 of the nation’s best high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools national rankings. The rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students. U.S. News ranks high schools both nationally and by state to show how well schools are preparing students for college and careers. High schools are recognized with gold, silver and bronze medals – with gold medals indicating the greatest level of college readiness.
 
Thanks to a partnership with JetBlue Airways, Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Broward County Aviation Department, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, more than 160 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students with autism spectrum disorder have participated in the annual Autism in Flight event.
 
BCPS in Partnership with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine Announces Launch of Workshop Series
Community Resilience: Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma
 
2018 Community Involvement Awards – “Catch the Spirit,” honoring BCPS outstanding volunteers, mentors, family engagement initiatives and partnerships. 
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has approved school opening and closing times for the 2018/19 school year. The opening and closing times were approved during today’s (Tuesday, May 8, 2018) School Board meeting.
 
Today (May 9, 2018), the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
 

Today, May 8, 2018, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved School Board Resolution 18-107, calling for a levy of ad-valorem taxes for essential operating expenses. 

More than 100 student pilots showcase their skills and learn about future aeronautical careers at this year’s drone competition. This year’s theme, “Fly Like an Eagle,” is dedicated to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates the 18th Annual Kids of Character and Staff of Character Awards! A special recognition ceremony takes place on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Nova Middle School teacher Michael Brennan was honored as a Global Enterprising Educator of 2018 by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). He received the award at the 2018 Global Showcase in New York City for his excellence in teaching an entrepreneurial-based curriculum. 
 
Broward County Public Schools would like to clarify a portion of a statement made earlier today regarding the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund administered by the Broward Education Foundation, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

 
During today’s (Tuesday, April 24, 2018) School Board meeting, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie provided an update regarding issues and concerns raised by speakers during last week’s Forum on School Safety.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce School Choice Phase II applications for the 2018/19 school year will be accepted beginning May 1, 2018.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) garnered nine Magnet Schools of Distinction awards and two Magnet Schools of Excellence awards by Magnet Schools of America (MSA).
 
In response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is holding a Forum on School Safety on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
 
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the School Board of Broward County, Florida approved an agenda item that authorizes Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to communicate the intent of the School Board regarding the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program with appropriate outlets, including Florida’s Governor, the Commissioner of Education, the State Board of Education, and the State Legislature.
 
Learn about the new action-packed Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Lab designed for pre-K students. This $60,000 lab is a culmination of a two-year grant, funded by the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great Initiative to enhance preschool education.
 
Today, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie provided an update to BCPS Families regarding safety and security measures.

 
Media briefing regarding student-led walkouts and protests held today in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with local and community agencies, continues to offer the Broward County Resiliency Center to address immediate needs and provide support for those impacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. 
 
As the long and emotional recovery process continues for the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) community following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, our students have been expressing their hurt, anger, disbelief and a flood of other emotions.
 
During the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Broward County School Board meeting, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie recommended a comprehensive, independent review of Nikolas Cruz educational record and the academic, social and emotional services Cruz received. 
 
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