BCPS in the News


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.

Broward Virtual School Ambassadors of Hope Club has launched the new school year by joining the global celebration of “Be Kind to Humankind Week.”

Two Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) top athletes, Hallandale High School junior Kimani Rushing and Broward Virtual School senior Alexander Rybako, recently competed in the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

South Broward High School has been awarded the Cambridge International School status by Cambridge International Examinations.

As Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students returned to school, many students received help to “dress for success” thanks to summer donations provided by District staff, community members and the Salvation Army of Broward County.

Broward County Public Schools is launching its 2014/15 Attendance Campaign, with the slogan “Attendance Counts! All Day, Every Day!”
Launch of the District’s Attendance Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of regular school attendance and to reduce the rate of chronic absenteeism.

Thousands of students in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) headed back to class on Monday, August 18, 2014,  for the first day of the 2014/15 school year.  Overall, the day proceeded as planned, with no major issues or problems reported. 

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie concludes a very busy first day of school visits welcoming parents, students, teachers and staff back to school, with a news conference to discuss opening day events.

Congratulations to the Nova High School Debate Team, on receiving highest honors at the National Speech and Debate Association’s (NSDA) National Tournament. This year’s tournament was held June 15-20 in Overland, Kansas. Over 4,000 students representing 1,100 schools competed.

Cypress Bay High School’s Debate Team was one of the top 10 teams in the country to be named the “School of Outstanding Distinction” from the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament.  
Like many students starting their first day of school, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will begin his day by riding a school bus.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to welcome students back to class on Monday, August 18, 2014, for the 2014/15 school year. 

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