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The Florida College Access Network estimates that Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduating class of 2014 missed out on a total of $150 million in federal financial aid due to not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
 
Congratulations to five Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) magnet programs for earning the Magnet Schools of America 2015 National Merit Awards.
 
Congratulations to Nova Middle School entrepreneurship teacher, Michael Brennan, who is this year’s recipient of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) 2015 Global Enterprising Educator for South Florida. 
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved new opening and closing times for 18 schools for the 2015/16 school year. The changes reflect bell time adjustments at 12 elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school.
 
J.P. Taravella High School’s student presentation of Ragtime was chosen as one of five full length musicals to be presented during the Mainstage Production at the Florida State Thespian Society 2015 Festival, which is held in April, at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.
 
New River Middle School is hosting a "Real Men Read" event to raise awareness about the importance of literacy.
 
The University of Miami’s School of Education & Human Development has teamed up with Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School to integrate robotics and coding into STEM learning. 
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 10, 2015This year’s theme is "#MPOWR: Knowledge + Choice = Strength.
 
Norcrest fourth and fifth grade Enrichment Camp students have researched the history of the day and have planned a presentation and various activities, including eating pie, during this year’s celebration.
 
More than 4,500 students, ranging from elementary through high school, united together on March 13, 2015, to walk from Pompano Beach Middle School to Pompano Beach High School in the third annual Above the Influence March and Rally. 
 
Congratulations to the six finalists for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 2015 School-Related/District Employee of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the significant contributions they make to Broward County schools and students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will begin offering Universal (free) Breakfast to all BCPS students, as part of its National Nutrition Month Celebration, starting Monday, March 16, 2015, through the end of the 2014/15 school year.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) participates in the Child Care Food Program, a federally funded program which provides healthy meals and snacks in the child care setting. 
 
Broward County Public Schools and United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse team up for inspiring Above the Influence March and Rally on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10 a.m.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) held a joint news conference on Friday, March 6, 2015, to announce a tentative agreement regarding teacher salary increases.
 
Hallandale Boundary Proposal Community Meeting For Proposed K-8 Configuration and Academic Programming 
Broward County Public Schools and the Broward Teachers Union to announce a tentative agreement regarding teacher compensation.
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) 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.
 
Student officers from the Broward County Association of Student Councils (BCASC) presented a check to Rick Asper, Chair, Honor Flight South Florida for $37,800 at the March 3, 2015, School Board of Broward County, regular meeting. 
 
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, is honoring two high school students for representing Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in the Sunshine State Scholars Program. 
 
As Black History Month comes to a close, the “33311 Journeys Through Black History” introduces Whiddon Rogers Education Center students to prominent African-American community members who grew up in the 33311 ZIP code and have become renowned historical black figures to the community.  
 
The School Board will review and determine attendance areas and school usage recommendations for all elementary, middle, high and combination schools for the 2015/16 school year at two scheduled public hearing events.
 
The BCPS Head Start/Early Head Start Program serves three- and four-year-old children, and offers a full school day of educational enrichment activities with research proven curriculum focusing on the development of the whole child. In addition, Head Start and Early Head Start services include dental, health, nutrition, mental health and family support. 
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the sponsorship of six additional Afterschool Meals Program sites, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program, designed to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children in afterschool programs, at no charge to students.
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) this week. Media are invited to cover these events.
 
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