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The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Debate Initiative is holding its second annual Debate Luncheon, which highlights the initiative with a special focus on how businesses can get involved with students and the BCPS debate program. This year, debate students will demonstrate their skills and knowledge with the following public forum topic: Resolved: In the United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be the only school district in Florida – and the only large urban District in the nation – to receive a new Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant funding totals $53,808,909, and will be paid over five years. BCPS was selected for the competitive grant from applications from school districts across the country.
 
More than 20 BCPS magnet programs will participate in the “Block Party for Education,” which helps students and families learn about the various programs within BCPS magnet schools, with interactive exhibits and displays. In an effort to align BCPS magnet program to colleges and universities with similar focuses, attendees can find magnet schools and colleges paired side by side. There will also be dance and musical- performances by BCPS students.
 
The technology sector is big business in South Florida – and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and the county’s economic development organization, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (Alliance), are teaming up to create an even brighter future for this industry and local students.
 
More than 20 BCPS magnet programs will participate in the “Block Party for Education,” which helps students and families learn about the various programs within BCPS magnet schools, with interactive exhibits and displays.
 

On October 5, 2016, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and its community partners signed for the second time, the Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline. 

The 2016 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) College Fair takes place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, from 6 – 8 p.m. The second annual College Fair hosted by BCPS is free and open to the public.
 
The 2016 Student Awards Program honors the exemplary achievements of students with disabilities.  
 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will resume normal operations of all schools and administrative offices on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Superintendent Runcie to Discuss BCPS Hurricane Matthew Preparations
 
Today, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) evening classes, after school activities, clubs and events are CANCELLED for the afternoon/evening, Wednesday, October 5, 2016. 
 
BCPS Open on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) continues to monitor Hurricane Matthew and is working closely with local emergency and safety officials regarding the storm and the potential impact to Broward County.  
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, along with BCPS STEM Science Supervisor Dr. Lisa Milenkovic and BCPS Office of School Performance and Accountability Director Christine Semisch, spent today, Monday, September 26, 2016, at the White House.  They were invited to participate in a discussion on the importance of regional partnerships to K-12 computer science. 
 

Broward County Public Schools is expanding its Aftercare Supper Program to include four new school sites this school year. The new sites are Margate Middle School, Markham Elementary School, Olsen Middle School and Pompano Beach Middle School. The addition of the four schools brings the total number of BCPS sites offering the Aftercare Supper Program for students to 98 schools (see complete list of schools below).

Congratulations to Michael J. Ramirez, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) director in the Office of School Performance and Accountability (OSPA), for being honored with the 2016 leadership award by the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC) of Palm Beach County (HEC).

Students from Floranada Elementary School and Drum Café performers

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is working with appropriate federal, state and local law enforcement officials regarding threats, reported to be less than credible, against schools in several Florida counties.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division and Broward Center for the Performing Arts, presents the annual South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium. This year’s theme is Super Powered - Changing the World One Gift at a Time.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) strategic focus on early learning and literacy is getting national support. On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, BCPS and the non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) announced an exciting partnership and grant funding to support early literacy development in kindergarten through third grade students.
 
BCPS is one of four school districts in the nation chosen to participate in this initiative as part of the U.S. Department of Education i3 Scale-up grant award.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrates Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week, September 19 – 24, 2016. The weeklong celebration, in partnership with the Children’s Services Council and United Way of Broward County, aims to spread messages of peace, create environments that are free from bullying and violence, and promote tolerance and positive change. This year’s theme is “Peace Through Kindness.”
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates 55 students for being named semifinalists in the prestigious 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. These BCPS high school seniors are among 16,000 students from around the nation selected for this honor.
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is being spotlighted by the White House for its focus on expanding access to computer science in schools. Today, September 14, 2016, BCPS STEM Science Supervisor Dr. Lisa Milenkovic and BCPS Office of School Performance and Accountability Director Christine Semisch, both of whom are leaders in the BCPS computer science initiative #BrowardCodes, participated in the White House Summit on Computer Science for All. 

 
Congratulations to three Broward County Public Schools students who are among the top student businesses selected to advance to the NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship) South Florida Startup final competition. As part of NFTE's South Florida Startup Summer Program, six of the 20 students who created startup businesses were selected to move on to the Investment Panel at the Cambridge Innovation Center Miami on November 3, 2016, with a chance to win up to $10,000 in funds for their startup.
 
The following events and activities will take place in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in observance of 9/11. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office at 754-321-2300.
 
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