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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be one of only 71 school districts across the country, and only five school districts in Florida, to be selected by the U.S. Department of Education for its School Climate Transformation Grant. This grant will provide $3.7 million in funding to BCPS over five years (approximately $750,000 per year) to develop, enhance and/or expand programs that support improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students.

Coral Springs High school will unveil its LEEO innovative work space.

Congratulations to the 17 Broward County Public Schools African American high school seniors who are Semifinalists in the 51st annual National Achievement Scholarship Program announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) officials.

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) is taking its mission directly into Broward County Public Schools classrooms with a fascinating hands-on approach involving marine documentaries, online lectures, teaching aids and even citizen partnerships from those looking to further the cause of ocean conservation

60 fifth grade science students from North Fork Elementary School will conduct a hurricane simulation at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center to prepare for and recover from the wrath of fictitious Hurricane Elisa, which will sweep through their community. 


Congratulations to Indian Ridge Middle School student Madelyn White for being named a Broadcom MASTERS Competition Semifinalist.  White is one of only 300 students from across the country to be selected as a semifinalist, out of more than 2,000 student applicants.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale National College Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, from 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is one of 24 partners from around the country selected to host the sixth cohort of the Strategic Data Project (SDP), based at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) presents Zone Community Showcases throughout the month of October. 

Taravella High School’s Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) will host the Coral Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, benefitting the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF) and the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates 34 students for being named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  These high school seniors are among 16,000 students across the country selected for this honor.

Congratulations to 10 Broward County Public Schools high school students from Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) who are now semi-finalists for the Posse Foundation Program (PFP).

BCPS Launches New Podcast Series
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Listen up and tune in! Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the launch of a new podcast series featuring Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.

BCPS Hosts Gifted and Talented Symposium
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts will present the South Floirda Gifted and Talented Symposium: GAME ON! Engaging in Interactive Learning.

At today’s School Board meeting, the District will take another step forward in this improvement effort.  More than a dozen agenda items were presented for School Board approval to address outstanding issues on various capital projects.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honoring Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week, which takes place September 15-19, 2014.  The weeklong celebration aims to spread messages of peace, create environments that are free from bullying and violence, and promote tolerance and positive change.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is kicking off the 2014/15 Student Success Opportunity Schools (SSOS) initiative. 

The Verizon Foundation, in partnership with NFTE, donated 25 Android tablets to Nova Middle Entrepreneurship program as part of the Start Up Tech pilot program. 

Each school year, after the tragic events of 9/11 students at Western High School have come together to pay homage to the thousands who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 

Recently, Silver Trail Middle School and West Broward High School (Broward County Public Schools) were evacuated and/or searched after suspicious communications indicating a potential threat to the schools were received. These threats cause quite an interruption to the normal operation of schools, communities and to the lives of students and families.

School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood will meet with parents throughout the District to encourage and inspire more involvement in the lives of students. 

Broward County Public Schools Dillard High School Principal Casandra Robinson has been named one of Florida’s top performing principals by Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance & Accountability and the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University.

With the new school year off to a great start, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the annual Conversation with the District series of town hall-style meetings aimed at gaining input and feedback from parents, students and community members.

In honor of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) being recognized as a 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools officials, joined by state and local officials, will visit several District schools as part of the second annual Green Strides Best Practices Tour.

Broward County Public Schools SMART Capital Program Needs Assessment Facility (School) Reports are now available online. These individual school-level reports are the result of a comprehensive district-wide Needs Assessment, which provided an objective, data-driven overview of the District, as well as a strategic planning tool for prioritizing facility needs.

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