Love to be unknown, and to be valued as nothing. This will be more beneficial and useful than to be praised by other people.
-Thomas à Kempis.
May 5, 2021 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to many of the nation’s top high schools as announced by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 edition of Best High Schools in America. Congratulations to Pompano Beach High School, McFatter Technical High School and Cypress Bay High School, which ranked … Continue reading “BCPS High Schools Named Among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News & World Report”
On May 4, 1961, a group of thirteen young people departs Washington, D.C.’s Greyhound Bus terminal, bound for the South. Their journey is peaceful at first, but the riders will meet with shocking violence on their way to New Orleans, eventually being forced to evacuate from Jackson, Mississippi but earning a place in history as … Continue reading “The first Freedom Ride departs from Washington, D.C.”
On May 4, 1994, in a groan-inducing moment on the floor of U.K. Parliament, a lawmaker uses a pun that will spawn its own holiday far, far away from the halls of government. “May the 4th is an appropriate date for a defense debate. My researcher, who is a bit of a wit, said that … Continue reading “A lawmaker introduces the pun “May the Fourth be with you” on the floor of U.K. Parliament”
A ceremony on May 4, 1905 marks the official beginning of the second attempt to build the Panama Canal. This second attempt to bridge the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans will succeed, dramatically altering world trade as well as the physical and geopolitical landscape of Central America. For decades before it was attempted, merchants and engineers … Continue reading “The U.S. officially begins construction on the Panama Canal”
April 28, 2021 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce the next opportunity for families to submit School Choice applications for the 2021/22 school year is Monday, May 3 – Monday, May 10, 2021. Parents and guardians may submit their School Choice Phase II applications online at browardschools.com/schoolchoice for magnet programs and school … Continue reading “2021/22 School Choice Online Phase II Applications Accepted Beginning May 3, 2021”
Floranada Elementary School Student Wins SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands Contest in Elementary School Category
April 27, 2021 Media Invited to Attend – Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m. Congratulations to Stella Flowers fourth grade student at Floranada Elementary School for winning the SC Johnson Happy Hands dispenser design contest in the elementary school category, which promotes the importance of handwashing and sanitizing at school. “It’s heartwarming to see the excitement … Continue reading “Floranada Elementary School Student Wins SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands Contest in Elementary School Category”
BCPS Partners with Jason Taylor Foundation, UKG and CAGEMASK to Protect Student Athletes from COVID-19
April 23, 2021 Spring football is getting ready to begin across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), and this season, high school players will have an additional layer of protection against COVID-19. Thanks to partnerships with the Jason Taylor Foundation and UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), and discounted pricing from CAGEMASK, the District is providing CAGEMASKS for … Continue reading “BCPS Partners with Jason Taylor Foundation, UKG and CAGEMASK to Protect Student Athletes from COVID-19”
On the afternoon of April 21, 1966, a bar crawl in New York’s West Village leads to an important early moment in the gay liberation movement. In what will be dubbed the “Sip-In,” Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell and John Timmons publicly identify themselves as gay and demand to be served anyway, challenging the unofficial but … Continue reading ““Sip-In” takes place at Julius’ Bar in New York City”
On April 20, 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously declares busing for the purposes of desegregation to be constitutional. The decision in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education settled the constitutional question and allowed the widespread implementation of busing, which remained controversial over the next decade. The Supreme Court’s 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of … Continue reading “Supreme Court declares desegregation busing constitutional”
April 15, 2021 Broward County Public Schools is excited to announce BCPS Summer 2021, Get Back! Get Ready! Reconnect! – a summer experience open for all students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The summer experience aims to prepare students for the upcoming school year – with specialized programs to ensure they are on track academically, have opportunities to make … Continue reading “BCPS Summer 2021 Focuses on Students’ Success”