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Students in the Marine Magnet program at South Broward High School are starting their summer by diving into the world of Oceanography at the Ocean STEM Summer Camp.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously approved a recommendation to change the names of Atlantic, McFatter and Sheridan Technical Centers to Atlantic, McFatter and Sheridan Technical Colleges.   

Broward County Public Schools is earning national recognition for its Digital 5: Pathways to Personalized Learning initiative.  BCPS is one of eight school districts in the nation (12,000 or more students category) to be honored by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education with its Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award.

The Wallace Foundation is investing about $3 million in a significant five-year effort to help Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) improve the effectiveness of its principal supervisors (cadre directors), so they can better assist and support principals in raising the quality of teaching and learning in schools, and improve their ability to lead schools.

Congratulations to LaTasia Bradford of Coral Glades High School, for being selected by Brandeis University to represent the state of Florida at the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine on June 22-28, 2014.

The saying success breeds success holds true for Christopher McGuire, principal of Broward Virtual School, and Susan Leon-Leigh, principal of Coral Springs High School, who are both recent graduates of the Florida Department of Education’s (FLDOE) Commissioner’s Leadership Academy.

Congratulations to Deandra Chetram, recent graduate of Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, for being one of four graduating high school seniors in the nation named recipients of the 2014 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship by the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS).

The Florida Department of Education has released End-of-Course Exam (EOC) scores for 2013/14. The results show more Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students are passing the Algebra I EOC during their first time taking the required test, compared to 2012/13.

Citing critical funding needs to modernize and improve the safety of outdated educational facilities and update instructional technology, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously approved a General Obligation Bond Resolution on Monday, June 9, 2014, to place an education bond referendum on the November 4, 2014, ballot.

The inaugural Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Perfect Attendance Awards ceremony was one of several end of the school year celebrations recognizing students for their outstanding achievements. The Attendance Awards, sponsored by the Student Services Department, honored students with cumulative perfect attendance in elementary (grades K-5), middle (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12).

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is being honored for innovation in school bus transportation by the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition. 

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, has unanimously approved the ratified Collective Bargaining Agreements reached by the District with the Federation of Public Employees (FOPE) Food Service, Clerical, Maintenance/Transportation/Facilities/Security Specialists & Campus Monitor Employee Groups; Broward Teachers Union – Education Support Professionals (BTU-ESP); and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA).

Students needing to retake an End-of-Course (EOC)  exam over the summer in Algebra, Biology, Geometry, U.S. History and/or Civics must sign-up for the exams during the registration window taking place Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Today, the Florida Department of Education released 2014 FCAT 2.0 results for grades 4-10 in reading, math and science.  The overall scores show improvements from 2013 to 2014 among many grade levels for students in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS).

Congratulations to Steve Frazier, principal of Silver Trail Middle School, on being named Florida PTA’s Outstanding Principal of the Year for 2014.  He will receive the award at the annual Florida PTA Leadership/Convention, July 11-13, 2014, in Innisbrook, Florida.

Florida’s all time winningest basketball coach, Dillard High School girls’ basketball coach Marcia Pinder, has earned a place in the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is being recognized for Global Education Excellence by EF High School Exchange Year.  

Outstanding Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) environmental stewards were celebrated at the second P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony held on May 14, 2014, at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. 

Students with autism from five BCPS elementary schools – Dania, Everglades, Panther Run, Park Springs and Silver Lakes – and their families had the opportunity to practice a real life air travel experience as part of Autism in Flight.

Discovery Elementary second and third grade level chess champions will face off in the school’s first Human Chess Tournament. 

Thanks to the hard work and fundraising efforts of the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) middle and high school students, 43 World War II and Korean veterans will travel to Washington, DC, as part of Honor Flight South Florida on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to have the lowest administrative costs in the state, according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Education. The report reflects data for all of Florida’s 67 school districts for the 2012/13 school year.

Following are a few of the exciting events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office, 754-321-2300.

Fuel Up to Play 60 will hold a “Touchdown MVP” event at Oakridge Elementary in Hollywood.  At the event, retired Miami Dolphins and Pro Bowl Cornerback Sam Madison will be on-hand to speak to students about how starting every day with breakfast, eating healthy foods, being active and getting a good education can help them reach their full potential.

Today, the Florida Department of Education released FCAT 2.0 Grade 3 Reading and Math scores, as well as Writing scores for grades 4, 8 and 10.  These results represent the first round of scores to be released for the 2014 FCAT 2.0.

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