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Event Recap: Walk A Mile in My Shoes
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Walk A Mile in My Shoes forum was held at Dillard High School, where black male high school and college students shared information regarding what they need to be successful. 
 
In honor of national Digital Learning Day, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is spotlighting the BCPS collaborative partnership with the non-profit organization Innovations for Learning (IFL).  Through this initiative, BCPS is implementing a digital literacy program for kindergarten and first grade students that integrates classroom instruction and community-based tutors to deliver interactive instruction at 13 BCPS Title I schools (123 classrooms).  
 
Congratulations to Gustavo Junco, Advanced Placement and Honors Chemistry teacher at West Broward High School in Pembroke Pines, who has been named winner of the State of Florida 2014 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award.

The deadline for parents and guardians to submit a School Choice application for school reassignment, Nova or magnet school for the 2014/15 school year is quickly approaching.

Local leaders, educators and students support Broward County Public Schools partnership with Code.org.

The kickoff event of the “Think B4U Post” initiative takes place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  The initiative aims to promote the appropriate and positive use of technology and social media among students.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its new partnership with Code.org, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for students to learn computer science in school.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced its new partnership with Code.org, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for students to learn computer science in school.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 a press conference will be held to announce the District’s new partnership with Code.org, a national non-profit organization committed to providing students with increased access to computer science programs in school.

Dillard High School will celebrate its newest milestone – the inauguration of the Dillard High School 6 – 12  – with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony is a celebration of the addition of the school’s new middle school component. Beginning this school year, Dillard welcomed middle school students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

The College Academy @ BC will hold its annual Open House events for prospective students at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z).

Two Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) leaders are finalists for the state’s top school leadership honors.  Brian Kingsley, principal at Gulfstream Middle School in Hallandale Beach, and Jo-Anne Misiewicz-Seltzer, assistant principal at Flamingo Elementary School in Davie, have each been named one of three state finalists for the Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award.

2013 high school grades released today by the Florida Department of Education show Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) made significant increases in the number of high schools earning “A” or “B” grades.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, today (December 17, 2013), approved the 2014/15 school year calendar at its regular School Board meeting. Students will begin school on Monday, August 18, 2014, and end on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

During Tuesday’s (December 10, 2103) meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Apollo Middle School teacher Luis Espinosa was awarded the Governor’s Shine Award by Governor Rick Scott.

2013 High School Graduation Rates Released
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Today, the Florida Department of Education released Federal high school graduation rates for the 2012/13 school year.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduation rate, which includes traditional schools, centers and charter schools, is 75.3%.

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) announced the 2013-14 winners of the Outstanding School Volunteer Award. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) North Side Elementary School Foster Grandparent Volunteer Dorothy Zarfjian is recognized as the Outstanding Senior Volunteer award winner for Region V.

Holiday travelers and visitors to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will enjoy the sights and sounds of the annual Winter Festival of Music performed by over 1,600 music and performing arts students from 30 Broward County public schools.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to announce its nominees for the 2014 Sunshine State Scholars Recognition Program.  This program recognizes the state’s top 11th grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to encourage them to pursue their postsecondary education and future careers in Florida.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honoring National Computer Science Education Week (December 9-13) and the District’s new partnership with the non-profit organization, Code.Org, by participating in the Hour of Code.

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), today, recognized Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie with its “Star” Superintendent of the Year Award.

Parents and students who reside in the north area of Broward County are invited to explore their magnet school choices at the North Area Magnet Showcase on Monday, December 9, 2013, from 5 – 9 p.m. at Broward College, North Campus in the Omni Auditorium, located at 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek.

Students at Tequesta Trace Middle School will be taking part in fun, interactive presentations designed to inspire their creativity and encourage their interest in writing. 

Broward County Public Schools is excited to announce the School Choice application window for Nova, magnet and school reassignment takes place December 1, 2013 - February 12, 2014.

Before more than 450 cheering students, colleagues and dignitaries, Milken Family Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken, Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie honored Apollo Middle School teacher Luis Espinosa with the prestigious Milken Educator Award.

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