BCPS in the News


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce that the School Choice application window for the 2017/18 school year takes place December 1, 2016 - February 8, 2017.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously elected Abby M. Freedman as Chair and Nora Rupert as Vice Chair. The nominations and voting took place during the School Board’s Annual Organizational Meeting, following a swearing-in ceremony for re-elected School Board members.

Congratulations to Ellen Davis, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teacher at Ramblewood Middle School, one of one of only 18 educators in the nation, and the only educator from the state of Florida, selected to participate in Understanding Sacrifice program. 

For the 24nd consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, parents and community supporters have joined Harvest Drive, Inc. to help needy families during the holiday season. The Harvest Drive is a yearlong project culminating in a charitable event involving schools across the District every Thanksgiving.
BCPS Parent/Community Involvement Task Force and the Office of Parent Engagement
Present The 411 Parent  and Community Engagement Conference Advancing Student Achievement Through Increased Family And Community Engagement.

The BCPS Gifted Advisory Council will host the annual School Choice Showcase, which provides students and parents an opportunity to learn about the variety of educational options available within BCPS innovative and magnet programs at schools across the District.

In observance of Veterans Day, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will honor military veterans and active duty members for their service in special events and ceremonies planned in schools across the District. The community is invited to participate and share in these events honoring our veterans.
Over 300 immigrant students from high schools throughout Broward County will exhibit and present their Florida legislative policy proposals and share ideas on how to improve their communities as part of the Close Up – Broward Youth Policy Summit Expo.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students, Parents, Staff, Community Members, and TEDx Talkers: Chris Norton; Dawn Maslar; Shawna Vercher; Anna Dolce; John Rizvi; Marnino Toussaint; Tiffany Lanier; Jim Barber; Maryam Iqbal; and GMNI.
The Next Gen Engage town hall series builds on previous years’ Conversations With The District town hall series to engage students in sharing their experiences, opinions and ideas about what happens in their schools and classrooms. This is the first of seven Next Gen Engage events taking place throughout the District.

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.

Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie for being recognized by the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) with its 2016 NABSE Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year award.

McFatter Technical College in Davie is holding Discovery Fest, a free, fun-for-the-whole-family event that includes activities, wellness checks, arts and crafts, food tastings, live entertainment, automotive and home repair tips, ice carving demonstration and more.  
Community Job Fair
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Make Plans to Attend Community Job Fair on Saturday, November 5, 2016
Free Event Hosted by BCPS Atlantic Technical College and the Office of Equity & Academic Attainment.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® on October 27, 2016, and join millions of readers across the nation in reading the book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.    

Looking to build on last year’s Conversations With the District series, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is launching the Next Gen Engage series to engage students. 

More than 500 BCPS biology, biotechnology, and anatomy and physiology students will view the documentary film, Spillover – Zika, Ebola & Beyond, and engage in discussion with virology researchers and the filmmaker. 

Dillard High School Center for the Arts will host its inaugural Superintendent’s Dance Showcase featuring dance program students from Bethune Elementary School of the Arts, Deerfield Park Elementary School of the Arts, Falcon Cove Middle School, Parkway Middle School of the Arts, and students from Dillard High School Center for the Arts. The dance programs, which collaborated to honor Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, will perform a variety of dance genres including, ballet, tap, jazz, modern contemporary and West African dances. This event is free and open to the public.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to celebrate Disability Awareness Month, with student and staff presentations by the executive director of Changing Perspectives (cpne.org), Sam Drazin.
The 16th annual Construction Career Days of South Florida takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 – 26, 2016, at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road, Davie.
James Neer, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Principal of Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, is one of nine honorees from across the state for the 2016 Principal Leadership Awards by Florida TaxWatch, which recognizes top performing principals who exceed expected learning gains in high-risk schools. Recognition is based on analysis of student achievement gains in reading and mathematics in schools that have high percentages of students with disabilities, students designated as English as a Second Language learners, and those eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch.
BCPS Hosts 2nd Annual College Fair
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2016 BCPS College Fair – Free and Open to the Public.
​In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bayview Elementary School students, teachers, administrators and staff will wear pink in remembrance of those who lost their fight, survived or continue to battle breast cancer.

The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Debate Initiative is holding its second annual Debate Luncheon, which highlights the initiative with a special focus on how businesses can get involved with students and the BCPS debate program. This year, debate students will demonstrate their skills and knowledge with the following public forum topic: Resolved: In the United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be the only school district in Florida – and the only large urban District in the nation – to receive a new Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant funding totals $53,808,909, and will be paid over five years. BCPS was selected for the competitive grant from applications from school districts across the country.
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