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

Cooper City High School will celebrate its brand new school replacement building with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Congratulations to the South Plantation High School Solar Knights team for competing in the international Solar Car Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, the only Florida team to participate.

Sheridan Technical High School will welcome students for the first time when school begins on August 18, 2014. The new school will open this school year at the former Sunset Learning Centre site in Fort Lauderdale. 

Crystal Lake Middle school faculty and staff, along with community leaders and business partners, such as My Pizza Place, Subway in the Pompano Citi Centre, Kaboom Screen Printing & Embroidery and Office Depot, will meet and welcome students and parents to the new school year. The free community event promoting the kick-off to the 2014/15 school year, will include live music, entertainment, prizes and backpack giveaways.  

Starting September 2, 2014, 42 Broward County public schools will participate in the Child Care Food Program, which is a federally funded program that provides healthy meals and snacks in the child care setting.

On Friday, July 25, 2014, more than 100 Herff Jones employee volunteers converged on the campus of Dania Elementary School in Dania Beach to spruce up the school’s 100-year-old campus and give students butterfly and reading gardens.

The annual Back to School Family Health Fair is an ongoing effort to help improve the health and social-emotional needs of the families surrounding the Dillard High School community. The goal is to inform the Broward County community of the many resources and services, which are available to them from Broward County Public Schools and other community organizations.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, unanimously approved a contract agreement with Jag Development Company, LLC, for the sale of a District owned parcel of land.  As part of the sale agreement, the District will receive between $9.4 million – $10.3 million for the vacant 12-acre site, which is located on the southeast corner of Broward Boulevard and Hiatus Road in the city of Plantation.

“Sprouting the Seeds of Literacy” Family Literacy Night is being held at two BCPS elementary schools.  The Family Literacy Night, which includes a variety of activities and crock pot recipes for learning, is a culminating event for a pilot summer program aimed at increasing students’ love of reading.

On Monday, July 21, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joined the Council of the Great City Schools and urban school districts from across the country for a special White House event with President Barack Obama. 

This summer, 19 high school students from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) are participating in The Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders (MTL) Superintendent's Summer Internship Program, July 7 - 24, 2014.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Department of Talent Acquisition & Operations will hold its Back-to-School Teacher Recruitment Fair, on Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Today, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released elementary and middle schools grades for the 2013/14 school year. Overall, according to preliminary data, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has seen District-wide improvement with the overall District grade increasing from “C” based on 2012/13 results to a “B” based on 2013/14 results.

In the 2013/14 school year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) initiated an independent review of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and Support Services across the District.  The five month review included the input of parents and employees via surveys, face-to-face meetings and community meetings. A comparison of peer school districts in Florida and top performing school districts across the nation was also conducted.

Broward County Public Schools is hosting an Educational Re-Engagement Fair in an ongoing effort to help individuals who left high school before earning a diploma achieve this goal.

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.

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