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Broward County’s 28th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony held on November 6 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, showcased Broward's talented and celebrated winners in arts education.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is pleased to announce the relocation of District departments from the Sawgrass Technology Park is now complete. In all, seven District departments that comprise nineteen divisions and more than 500 BCPS employees were moved from Sawgrass Technology Park to offices located on various District-owned properties.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the School Board of Broward County, Florida unanimously approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement reached with the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) and supported by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers who voted 83 to 17 percent to approve the agreement.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida members elected Patricia Good, Chair and Donna Korn, Vice Chair. The nominations and voting took place during the School Board’s Annual Organization Meeting today (Tuesday, November 19, 2013).

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron will host a free RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit sponsored by JM Family Enterprises and Stonegate Bank at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale.  Students enrolled in afterschool programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County and Urban League of Broward County will be able to visit the exhibit from November 18 – 21, 2013.

Students will enjoy an “out of this world” experience as they venture inside a portable planetarium.  The planetarium is making its way across the state as part of a promotion by the Florida Department of Education and Just Read, Florida!

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers support the Collective Bargaining Agreement reached last month between BCPS and the Broward Teachers Union (BTU).

More than 500 students at Tequesta Trace Middle School will put on their dancing shoes and learn Hands-Only CPR by American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care volunteers.

Northeast High School will host its second annual STEAM Ideas Festival on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The community event combines science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities with the arts (STEAM).

Maplewood Elementary School will host a campus improvement and beautiful project, “Peace, Love and Pride Day,” on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BCPS Wins Florida Green School Award
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be the district winner of the Florida Green School Award by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  The District was honored for its P3 Eco Challenge. 

On November 5, 2013, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved a historic new Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline in an effort to close the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline.  Following School Board approval, a ceremonial signing of the agreement took place with community partners.

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Media (Library) Specialists will help Barnes & Noble kick off its annual Holiday Book Drive. All five local Barnes & Noble retail stores have chosen Broward Education Foundation as this year’s exclusive Holiday Book Drive recipient.

On November 5, 2013, new Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline will be presented for School Board approval, followed by a joint signing of the agreement with community partners.

Pompano Beach High School Fallen Heroes Ceremony - JROTC to honor service members lost during the War on Terrorism.

Me and My Dad Challenge
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The inaugural “Me and My Dad Challenge” is a free event that includes fun team-building activities, an obstacle course, academic competitions, prizes and refreshments.
 
Parents and students are invited to attend a South Area Middle School Magnet Showcase for an up-close and personal overview of the various educational opportunities and resources available in magnet programs.

Is That Behavior Typical or Troubled
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Student Services Department of Broward County Public Schools will host a Typical or Troubled?workshop at Cypress Bay High School, Media Center (18600 Vista Park Blvd., Weston) on Tuesday, November 5,  2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Congratulations to the 12 finalists announced for the 2013 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year. Broward Cultural Division and Business for the Arts of Broward selected the esteemed finalists for the excellence in arts education awards.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) held a joint news conference with the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) to announce a tentative agreement.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED Magnet School.

Jennifer Luechauer, a senior at South Broward High School in Hollywood, has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Band sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Congratulations to Jeremy Guttveg, a member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Band program, for being selected for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its annual Construction Career Days (CCD) Fair on October 22 – 23, 2013, at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (4271 Davie Road, Davie). The two-day event will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds arena on opening day, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:45 – 8 a.m

Nearly 500 People Attend Ed Talk 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Nearly 500 people, including parents, students, community members, School Board members, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent and BCPS employees participated in Ed Talk 2013.

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