Week Ending February 12, 2016

This week’s Friday Focus Something Special Video features: Pompano Beach High School’s Think Tank; the annual Broward County Regional Science and Engineering Fair; School Board’s Black History Month celebration; Real Men Read at New River Middle School; and the debate program at Pompano Beach Middle School.


BCPS News Releases

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) “Conversation With The District” is a town-hall style series, providing an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to share input and thoughts with School Board members and the Superintendent about what the District is doing  well or where improvements can be made.
Six Finalists Vie for Broward County Public Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year
Two elementary school teachers, two middle school teachers and two high school teachers round out the six finalists vying to become Broward County Public Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year.
Students from Country Hills Elementary will participate in a “Walk for Love” in staggered groups to increase awareness of grief counseling for children, teens and families at Tomorrow’s Rainbow, which provides free support groups and miniature therapy horses to guide children through their own journey to deal with grief.

BCPS News Headlines

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True leadership - real results
Robert W. Runcie, Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools joined Broward County Public Schools in 2011, a school district with several overarching challenges. 
New technical magnet considered for Coconut Creek High
A struggling school may get a popular technical magnet program under a proposal being weighed by the Broward County School Board
West Broward High Offers Multitude of Electives for Students
West Broward High School opened its doors just eight years ago. Everything still looks new, but the school has already made a name for itself.
BCPS to offer the SAT Exam free to all high school juniors
As part of its mission to increase students’ access to college and to encourage and support a college and career-going culture, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) offers all high school juniors the opportunity to take the SAT, at no cost to students, on SAT School Day – April 12, 2016. 
South Florida 100 Forum Feb. 7
100 of South Florida's most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on the biggest stories of the week and see what they think will make headlines next week. Robert Runcie, superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
Last week: The White House released a plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science in school by providing $4 billion for states, and $100 million for districts to increase access to K-12 computer science by training teachers and expanding access to high-quality instructional materials.