BCPS in the News


 Broward County Public Schools has announced a change in date for the Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Conversation with the District at Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale. 
College-bound students and their families will be able to meet representatives from over 200 colleges and universities from around the country at the Greater Fort Lauderdale National College Fair, which takes place at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

One hundred-fourteen Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) pre-school through adult education students with disabilities will be honored for their accomplishments at an awards event in their honor on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Benjamin Leong, Chief Financial Officer of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), is the winner of this year’s Bill Wise Award from the Council of Great City Schools for distinguished service to urban education.

Six BCPS teachers will receive a surprise visit from OfficeMax representatives, who will award them with $1,000 worth of classroom supplies as part of the annual OfficeMax A Day Made Better advocacy program to help erase teacher-funded classrooms. Local winners will are among 1,000 teachers nationally who were nominated by their principals for demonstrating passion, dedication and innovation in the classroom.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be the winner of three Adult & Community Education (ACE) of Florida Achievement Awards.  The awards are for ACE School Administrator of the Year, ACE Teacher of the Year and ACE Business Supporter of the Year.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie is being recognized by Florida Virtual School as Superintendent of the Year.

In response to inquiries regarding how the federal government’s shutdown may impact our school system, we want the Broward community to know that our schools and programs, including the Head Start program, are open.

The School Board of Broward County, Florida has adopted a resolution in support of National Read for the Record Day.  This annual event, which is sponsored by Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation, takes place on Thursday, October 3, 2013, and is aimed at celebrating literacy and promoting the importance of early childhood education.

West Broward High School Math teacher Horace Buddoo is receiving a special honor.  He is being named a Master Teacher as part of the Better Lessons Master Teacher project.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is being awarded an $11.9 million federal grant to create and expand six elementary magnet schools that will specialize in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Representatives from the Miami Dolphins, the Dolphins Cheerleaders and the team’s mascot will join students at Lloyd Estates Elementary on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, to help support childhood literacy and promote the importance of being physically active. 

The School Board of Broward County, Florida has approved Superintendent Robert W. Runcie’s contract extension through October 4, 2019.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Food and Nutrition Services Department is earning a national honor for its efforts to get students excited about eating healthy.  It is receiving the 2013 United States Department of Agriculture Best Practice Award in the category of “Increasing Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables.” 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates 35 students for being named Semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.  These high school seniors are among 16,000 students nationwide selected for this honor from more than 50,000 qualifying applicants.

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will visit several schools on the first day of school – Monday, August 19, 2013 – to welcome parents, students, teachers and staff to the 2013/14 school year....

Today, thousands of students in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) headed back to class for the first day of the 2013/14 school year.  Overall, the day proceeded as planned, with no major problems reported.

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie concludes a very busy first day of school visits welcoming parents, students, teachers and staff back to school, with a news conference to discuss opening day activities.

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