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During a news conference, today, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Broward County School Board members, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, officials with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, the Executive Director of the national “Latinos in Action” program, and District staff announced the launch of the “Latinos in Action” pilot program at six high schools.  
 
Today, approximately 300 foreign-born ninth and 10th grade students from 23 Broward County Public Schools high schools are taking part in the first Rally to the Tally for New Floridians. 
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to partner with the White House Initiative on Educational   Excellence for Hispanics to launch "Latinos in Action."  The launch showcases the commitment  of BCPS towards  increasing educational outcomes and opportunities for Hispanic students.
 
Congratulations to three Broward County Public Schools Class of 2015 seniors honored by the Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards as the best and brightest.  
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce that eight students are members of the Class of 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars.
 
Broward School Board members and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie held a news conference today, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, to provide students and families with information regarding the impact of legislative changes to the state’s accountability system on BCPS students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to once again partner with JetBlue
Airways, a leading carrier in Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, to host the third annual Autism in Flight event. 
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) May 18 – 22, 2015. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office at 754-321-2300.
 
Congratulations to Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED and Parkway Middle School for receiving the Florida Farm to School “Golden Shovel” Awards. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam recently presented the inaugural awards for exceptional school gardens in the state.
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) this week, May 14 - 16, 2015. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office, at 754-321-2300.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to many of the best high schools in the nation and state, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In all, 14 BCPS high schools received gold, silver or bronze medals in the 2015 Best High Schools national ranking.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) offers a free, full day Summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program from June through August 2015.
 
Mark your calendars! Students of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will start the 2015/16 school year on Monday, August 24, 2015. The Broward County School Board approved the 2015/16 school year calendar at its December 9, 2014, School Board meeting.
 

Katherine O’Fallon, New River Middle School Marine Science Magnet coordinator, is gearing up for an incredible deep sea adventure. She is one of 28 educators from around the world to be selected as a 2015 Nautilus Ambassador and sail aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel (EV) Nautilus during its 2015 expedition. Dr. Ballard is one of the world’s most well-known deep sea explorers; among his notable achievements, the discovery of the sunken Titanic. 
 

In its second round of announcing winners in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named seven Broward County Public Schools seniors as National Merit Scholars. The students are among the 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will celebrate students who have achieved perfect attendance at its fourth annual Best-in-Class and Perfect Attendance Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., Plantation High School Auditorium, 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation.
 
The Hollywood Hills High School Military Academy JROTC Drill Team made Broward County history by competing in two major competitions on the same day, ranking among the best in the nation and state.
 
The following are exciting events and activities taking place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) this week. Media are invited to cover these events. 
 
Parents and guardians interested in submitting a 2015/16 School Choice late application for magnet and reassignment seats still available following the original application window earlier this year, can do so starting Friday, May 1, 2015.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Superintendent Robert W. Runcie on being named the 2015 Hispanic-Serving School District (HSSD) Superintendent of the Year by the Association for Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).
 
As part of the District’s El Dia de Los Niños celebration, School Board members, Superintendent Runcie, District staff and community members will read the book, “The Bossy Gallito/El Gallo de Bodas,” to pre-k and  kindergarten students across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS).
 
Congratulations to Cypress Bay High School senior Marianne T. Aguilar, on being named a 2015 National Merit Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
 
Congratulations to Fort Lauderdale High School for earning top 50 placement on “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” 2015 list by The Washington Post.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) high school juniors at six schools had the unique opportunity to take the ACT and College Board's SAT during their regular school day. 
 
Nova Middle School and Nova High School hosted an interactive civil rights forum welcoming Seagull Alternative High School, Stranahan High School, Dillard High School and the College Academy to the high school campus, on April 17, 2015.
 
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