Hundreds attended Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) fifth annual Ed Talk today, Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Students, parents, teachers, staff, business leaders, elected officials and community members joined School Board members and BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to engage in conversations focused on helping students reach their full potential.
This year, a cross-section of over 500 community members engaged in rich dialogue on topics including courageous conversations around social justice and its impact on students inside and outside the classroom; and reimagining what successful learning environments look like in a dynamic, global world, while remaining focused on student achievement and helping students to reach their full potential to becoming world citizens.
In years past, Ed Talk community forums have provided input and feedback into developing and updating the District’s Strategic Plan and blueprint for success. Today’s community forum focused on giving students every opportunity to broaden their horizons and their understanding of the world in which we live. Student participation and input into what happens in their schools and classrooms was a key element in roundtable discussions.
“As I reflect on the past five years, I’ve never been disappointed in the dedication of our hardworking students, teachers and school leaders, or the engagement of our community in participating in our educational process,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Our desire is for students to know that their experiences, opinions and ideas are valued in all aspects of school life. I think that came through today.”
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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 101 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.