Broward College Hosts James S. Rickards Students for Remainder of 2020/21 School Year

April 7, 2021

Hundreds of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students and staff from James S. Rickards Middle School received a warm welcome to Broward College – their new school campus for the remainder of the 2020/21 school year. Consistent with the long-standing partnership between BCPS and Broward College, the District was greeted by the kindness and generosity of Broward College’s leadership and staff, who worked quickly to accommodate the Rickards Middle community on their North Campus, in Coconut Creek, following a structural failure of the roof over the media center at the school on March 5, 2021.

“I’m grateful for our partnership and the cooperation of Broward College President Gregory Adam Haile, who – without hesitation – allowed us to realize this opportunity for our students,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “The result of the responsiveness and flexibility of his staff is the ability to continue offering an in-person experience to our school community.”

Through this collaboration, Broward College can accommodate up to approximately 400 Rickards Middle students, as well as staff, through June 2021, without impacting the college’s North Campus students who are attending classes on campus.  Arrangements have been made for continuity of services and programs for the Rickards Middle community at this new location, including transportation, food and nutrition, academic support, mental health and wellness and after school programs.

“BCPS is a valued partner, and as an institution committed to supporting our community’s needs, we are also invested in our children’s welfare,” said Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia, Broward College North Campus President. “This partnership also provides a unique opportunity. We know when young students set foot on our campus and get a glimpse of life at Broward College, it not only motivates them to do well in school but allows them to begin to imagine a future that includes higher education and a wider variety of career opportunities.”

BCPS Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness and Broward College Safety and Security Department are coordinating efforts and are committed to ensuring safety the needs of students of both groups are met. The District’s partnerships with Broward College also include dual enrollment, College Academy, recruitment, college fairs, and other opportunities to increase access to post-secondary education to students across Broward County.

Media Note: For interviews, campus drone images and b-roll of the students’ first day on campus, contact the Office of Communictions. 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 177 different countries and 151 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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2021 Virtual National Summit for Principal Supervisors Four Leadership Seminars; One Great Conference

National Summit for Principal Supervisors The National Summit for Principal Supervisors Coordinating Committee invites educational leaders from school districts, colleges and universities, and other educational leaders to join the 2021 Virtual National Summit for Principal Supervisors. For the first time in the conference’s five-year history, the committee has pivoted to a virtual summit experience and will bring together a vibrant community of educational leaders, principal supervisors and aspiring principal supervisors for a four-day event, taking place over four weeks. The summit’s interactive sessions kick off on Wednesday, April 7, with sessions following on Wednesday, April 21; Thursday, May 6 and Thursday May 20.    

With the massive challenges created by the COVID-19 and renewed resolve, this year’s theme is “Redefining Normal: The Educational Leadership Dilemma.” Presentations and conference topics will address the many issues and challenges at the forefront of K-12 education. School health, teacher shortage, technology, social justice, climate change and parents as partners are some of the topics that will be addressed.  

“We want to ensure that attendees are engaged at a high level of participation” said Veda Hudge, director, Broward County Public Schools, Office of Service Quality and conference chair. “Each day we will focus on a leading topic and delve deeply into all the many aspects of what leaders can learn from issues we’ve experienced during this global pandemic.” 

The conference includes workshops, panel presentations, professional networking opportunities and virtual exhibits. Sponsor partners are Acaletics, Equitable, Presentation Systems South and School Specialty. For conference registration and additional information, visit principalsummit.com or call 754-321-3636. 

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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BCPS Gets Set to Power Up with New Electric School Buses

April 1, 2021

Bus Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is getting ready to power up with new electric school buses, thanks to a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Through the grant, the District is purchasing 60 electric buses. BCPS is also partnering with Florida Power & Light Company, which will provide the charging infrastructure for the electric buses at each BCPS transportation terminal. 

Each electric bus is a standard 72-passenger vehicle. Unlike typical diesel buses, the electric buses produce no emissions at the tailpipe and are quiet on the road – reducing noise pollution. The quiet ride makes it more comfortable for passengers inside to have conversations. The District is now working to complete its order for the 60 new buses, with the goal of having them delivered and ready to use within the next year. Once the buses hit the road, BCPS will be operating the largest fleet of electric buses in the state.

“This exciting opportunity is an example of our District’s commitment to protect the communities we drive through and the environment as we move toward healthier and more environmentally friendly transportation options,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We appreciate the state’s support and collaboration with this grant. Reducing our carbon footprint is a responsibility we all share. We’re excited to be taking this first step with 60 electric buses and look forward to expanding our fleet of electric buses moving forward.”

The District’s Student Transportation and Fleet Services Department includes approximately 1,300 buses, with about 950 used during daily routes and the remaining buses used for school events and activities. The new electric buses will serve as replacements for older diesel school buses built in or before 2009.

For more information on the District’s Student Transportation & Fleet Services Department, visit browardschools.com/transportation.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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BCPS Awarded $100,000 Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenge for Algebra I

Student using a computer How do you make learning Algebra 1 more engaging and relevant to all students, particularly minority students, including those who may be learning a second language, and those from low-income families? This question is at the heart of a new pilot program being developed by Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in collaboration with the Algebra Project, the Florida Alliance for Math Literacy & Equity, the Young People’s Project, Terratorium, Educational Testing Service and other education partners, thanks to a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

BCPS is one of just 15 awardees across the country selected to participate in the first phase of the Balance the Equation: A Grand Challenge for Algebra 1 grant. The grant is the foundation’s first-ever Grand Challenge focused on education in the United States and is based on research that shows Algebra 1 is one of the most important on-track indicators for students’ success in the future. The way Algebra 1 has been traditionally taught in classrooms, however, has resulted in equity gaps in achievement and students’ ability to use math in their subsequent academic, work and civic lives.

Through the Grand Challenge grant initiative, educational systems are encouraged to rethink the way Algebra 1 is taught to help students – particularly those from diverse or low socio-economic backgrounds – understand how the skills learned through Algebra 1 can be applied in the real world, build successful support systems within school communities, create new ways to engage students in learning Algebra, and empower and strengthen teacher practices to better meet the unique needs of each student.

The Phase 1: Planning and Prototyping grant, provides $100,000 for the District and its education partners to develop the pilot study plan for rethinking Algebra 1 education.  Upon completion of Phase 1, the District will apply for a Phase 2: Pilot Study grant. If selected, Phase 2 provides up to $1 million to implement the plan in schools.

“Thank you to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for offering the Grand Challenge. We believe our students’ success in Algebra 1 creates a strong foundation for their futures,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “Ensuring our schools are teaching students in a way that creates relevance and real-world connections is critical, as we work to solve equity gaps, build strong relationships between teachers and students, and maximize learning.”

To learn more about the Balance the Equation: A Grand Challenge for Algebra 1 grant, visit https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/balance-equation-grand-challenge-algebra-1.

 

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.

 

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BCPS Announces Graduation Schedule for the Class of 2021

March 30, 2021

District Plans for Live, In-person Graduation Celebrations 

2021 Graduation #BCPS2021 Grads

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announces the schedule of graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Dates, times and locations of the ceremonies for 48 high schools, technical colleges and education centers across the District are available at browardschools.com/BCPS2021Grads. The ceremonies will take place June 4 – 10, 2021.

The in-person celebrations will be modified to allow for appropriate safety precautions. Current plans are for BCPS graduates to each receive two tickets for guests to attend to ensure compliance with restrictions for capacity and health and safety guidelines. 

“We’re excited to return to traditional pomp and circumstance, and to give our 2021 graduates and their families an in-person graduation experience,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We can’t wait to provide memorable and celebratory events that honor and recognize the Class of 2021.” 

Plans for each school’s graduation ceremony remain in progress and are subject to change, as health and safety guidelines, and other mandates are updated.   

Students and parents will receive cap and gown and other information, including live streaming opportunities to share with family and friends who unable to attend ceremonies, from their respective schools.   

To view the complete graduation schedule and other information, visit browardschools.com/BCPS2021Grads.  

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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BCPS Once Again Named Cambridge International’s District of the Year

March 29, 2021

For the second time in four years, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is honored to be named District of the Year by Cambridge International. In 2018, BCPS was the first school district in the United States to be honored with this award, which recognizes districts for having high academic achievements among students participating in Cambridge programs, increasing Cambridge opportunities across the District and committing to equity in education for all students.

Since first receiving the Cambridge International District of the Year award – in the large district category – for the 2016/17 school year, BCPS has expanded access to Cambridge International exams by 58% and achieved an average 89% passing rate (based on 2019/20 school year exams).

“In the midst of the challenging year we have faced with the pandemic, this recognition is a testament to our students’ and teachers’ hard work and will to persevere,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are thankful to Cambridge International for its support of academic excellence here in Broward County and across the globe.”

“We congratulate Broward County Public Schools on receiving the District of the Year Award, in the large district category, for the second time in four years. This award is recognition of the exceptional achievement by the students, teachers and administrators in Broward County,” said Mark Cavone, Regional Director of Cambridge International, North America. “We look forward to continuing to partner with BCPS in ensuring all students have the best educational opportunities, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to confidently face our changing and complex world.”

BCPS has partnered with Cambridge International for more than 10 years, offering innovative programs at three elementary schools, 11 middle schools and 21 high schools, as well as Cambridge Magnet Programs at one middle school and one high school. To find out more, visit browardschools.com/innovativeprograms.

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962 and has nearly 261,000 pre-K-12th grade students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers, and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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More than 20,000 Students Participate in Above the Influence Virtual Rally

March 18, 2021 

ATI Broward

More than 20,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students participated in the Above the Influence Rally on Thursday, March 18. Students who registered were able to participate in this year’s online socially distanced event from their homes and classrooms. The annual rally celebrated students’ for making positive decisions and resisting negative influences that could lead them down the wrong path. The morning event was hosted and live streamed from Hollywood Hills High School.    

BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and United Way CEO Kathleen Cannon kicked off the event with opening remarks, followed by student performances of skits, poetry, songs and dances, and a special unity of high school bands performance. Highlighting the event was a special performance by Grammy Award winner, Wayne Rhoden, known as the artist Father Goose. As Father Goose, he is well known for performing children’s music, kindie rock and reggae nursery rhymes. 

The Above the Influence Rally, created by BCPS and the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, bolsters students’ confidence in standing up to negative pressures – such as peer pressure, bullying, fighting, drugs and alcohol, and racism – and other destructive behaviors and attitudes. By focusing on the positive influences in their lives, students celebrate their choice to live Above the Influence. To further the rally’s message, students are urged to make a commitment to their goal by choosing the negative influence they will reject and are encouraged to look for the wonderful opportunities that abound.   

The Above the Influence Rally was presented by BCPS School Climate & Discipline Department, United Way of Broward County and the Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention, Hanley Foundation, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Department of Health – Students Working Against Tobacco and Children Services Council.   

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS  

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app. 

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Breonna Taylor is killed by police in botched raid

Shortly after midnight on March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician, is shot and killed by police in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment after officers busted through her door with a battering ram .

Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, both of whom had no criminal records, had been asleep in bed. Walker, who later stated he feared an intruder had broken in, used his legally owned gun to fire one shot, which wounded Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg. Mattingly and officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison, all white and in plainclothes, returned fire, blindly shooting 32 times in the dark, striking Taylor six times.

According to The New York Times, Louisville police had received a court-approved no-knock warrant to search the apartment for signs of drug trafficking while investigating Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. Those orders were changed to “knock and announce” before the raid, the newspaper reports. The police involved stated they complied with the warrant, but Walker said he heard no such announcement.

“Somebody kicked in the door, shot my girlfriend,” Walker told a dispatcher in a call to 911.

The three officers were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Walker was arrested for attempted murder of a police officer, a charge that was dropped May 22, as the FBI, Department of Justice and Kentucky attorney general began their own investigations, according to the Times. No drugs were found in the apartment.

Following an internal investigation, Hankison was fired by the Louisville Metro Police Department June 23 for violating procedure and was indicted by a grand jury on September 23 on three counts of wanton endangerment, as bullets he fired entered a neighboring apartment with people inside. He pleaded not guilty. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron told the grand jury that Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in returning fire. No charges were brought against either man.

Following Taylor’s death and subsequent national protests, including a viral social media campaign with the hashtag #SayHerName and outcries from celebrities, civil rights activists and political leaders, no-knock warrants were banned in Louisville in an ordinance known as “Breonna’s Law.” The city also agreed to pay her family a historic $12 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit settlement. 

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14 More Schools Added to BCPS Afterschool Supper Program

March 3, 2021

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Afterschool Supper Program is quickly expanding to include an additional 14 schools for the 2020/21 school year. This addition brings the total to 194 schools serving nutritious suppers to students. The Supper Program ensures more than 19,000 students participating in regularly scheduled afterschool educational or enrichment activity programs receive the nutrition they need. The suppers are funded through the federal Child Care Food Program, which provides healthy meals in the childcare setting. Meals meet all USDA requirements and include a snack. The meals are made available at no additional charge to students participating in afterschool programs, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The 14 schools added to the program are noted in red in the list below.

Aftercare Supper Program participating schools include:

Annabel C. Perry Elementary

Gator Run Elementary

Pembroke Lakes Elementary

Apollo Middle

Glades Middle

Pembroke Pines Elementary

Atlantic West Elementary

Griffin Elementary

Peters Elementary

Attucks Middle

Gulfstream Academy at Hallandale

Pines Lakes Elementary

Bair Middle

Hallandale High

Pines Middle

Banyan Elementary

Harbordale Elementary

Pinewood Elementary

Bayview Elementary

Hawkes Bluff Elementary

Pioneer Middle

Beachside Montessori Village

Heron Heights Elementary

Piper High

Bennett Elementary

Hollywood Central Elementary

Plantation Elementary

Bethune Elementary

Hollywood Hills Elementary

Plantation High 

Blanche Ely High

Hollywood Hills High

Plantation Middle

Boulevard Heights Elementary

Hollywood Park Elementary

Plantation Park Elementary

Boyd Anderson High

Horizon Elementary

Pompano Beach High

Broadview Elementary

Indian Ridge Middle

Quiet Waters Elementary

Broward Estates Elementary 

Indian Trace Elementary

Ramblewood Elementary

Castle Hill Elementary

J.P. Taravella High

Ramblewood Middle

Central Park Elementary

James Hunt Elementary

Rickards Middle

Challenger Elementary

Lake Forest Elementary

Riverglades Elementary

Chapel Trail Elementary

Lakeside Elementary

Riverland Elementary

Charles Drew Elementary

Larkdale Elementary

Riverside Elementary

Coconut Creek Elementary

Lauderdale Lakes Middle

Rock Island Elementary

Coconut Creek High 

Lauderhill 6-12 STEM 

Royal Palm Elementary

Coconut Palm Elementary

Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary

Sanders Elementary

Colbert Elementary

Liberty Elementary 

Sandpiper Elementary

Collins Elementary

Lloyd Estates Elementary

Sawgrass Elementary

Cooper City High

Lyons Creek Middle

Sawgrass Springs Middle 

Cooper City Elementary

Manatee Bay Elementary

Sea Castle Elementary

Coral Cove Elementary

Maplewood Elementary

Seminole Middle

Coral Glades High

Margate Elementary 

Sheridan Hills Elementary

Coral Park Elementary

Margate Middle

Sheridan Park Elementary

Coral Springs Elementary

Markham Robert Elementary

Silver Lakes Elementary

Coral Springs High

Martin Luther King Elementary

Silver Lakes Middle

Coral Springs Middle

McArthur High

Silver Palms Elementary

Country Hills Elementary

McNab Elementary

Silver Ridge Elementary

 

Country Isles Elementary

McNicol Middle

Silver Shores Elementary

Cresthaven Elementary

Millennium Middle

Silver Trail Middle

Croissant Park Elementary

Miramar Elementary

South Broward High

Crystal Lake Middle

Miramar High

South Plantation High

Cypress Bay High

Monarch High

Stephen Foster Elementary

Cypress Run Education Center

Morrow Elementary

Stirling Elementary

Davie Elementary

New Renaissance Middle

Stoneman Douglas, Marjory High

Deerfield Beach Elementary

New River Middle

Stranahan High

Deerfield Beach High

Nob Hill Elementary

Sunland Park Elementary

Deerfield Beach Middle

Norcrest Elementary

Sunrise Middle

Deerfield Park Elementary

North Andrews Gardens Elementary

Sunset Lakes Elementary

Dillard Elementary

North Fork Elementary

Sunshine Elementary

Dillard High

North Lauderdale Elementary

Tedder Elementary

Discovery Elementary

Northeast High

Tequesta Trace Middle

Dolphin Bay Elementary

Northside Elementary

Thurgood Marshall Elementary

Driftwood Elementary

Nova High

Tropical Elementary

Eagle Point Elementary

Nova, Blanche Forman Elementary

Walker Elementary

Eagle Ridge Elementary

Nova, Eisenhower Elementary

Walter C. Young Middle 

Embassy Creek Elementary

Oakland Park Elementary

Watkins Elementary

Endeavour Primary Learning Center

Oakridge Elementary

Welleby Elementary

Everglades High

Olsen Middle

West Broward High

Everglades Elementary

Orange Brook Elementary

West Hollywood Elementary

Fairway Elementary

Oriole Elementary

Westchester Elementary

Falcon Cove Middle

Panther Run Elementary

Western High

Flamingo Elementary

Park Lakes Elementary

Westglades Middle

Flanagan, Charles W. High 

Park Ridge Elementary

Westpine Middle

Floranada Elementary

Park Springs Elementary

William Dandy Middle

Forest Glen Middle

Park Trails Elementary

Wilton Manors Elementary

Forest Hills Elementary

Parkside Elementary

Wingate Oaks Center 

Fort Lauderdale High

Parkway Middle

Winston Park Elementary

Fox Trail Elementary

Pasadena Lakes Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”   

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 177 different countries and 151 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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BCPS Curriculum Supervisor Louise Ball Honored as Outstanding Holocaust Educator

March 2, 2021

Dr. Louise Ball Congratulations to Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Curriculum Supervisor Dr. Louise Ball for being named one of three recipients of the Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educators Award for the 2020/21 school year. The award is presented by the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education at Florida Atlantic University and recognizes educators for making a positive impact on their schools and wider community in the field of Holocaust, genocide and human rights education 

Ball, who has worked at BCPS for the past 33 years, says she is honored to receive the award, but credits teachers for the impact they have each day on students as they learn about these difficult topics. “I’m humbled to receive this award. My role is behind the scenes – working to provide our teachers with the resources and training they need to educate our students about the Holocaust and other events that shape our world. Our teachers are the ones doing the important work in the classroom and I’m proud to do what I can to support them.”

For being named an Outstanding Holocaust Educator, Ball will be recognized during a ceremony later this year. She is also eligible to participate in an educator field study visiting Holocaust sites in Poland and Israel, as travel restrictions permit due to COVID-19.

“Each year, for the past 10 years, we have celebrated the accomplishments of outstanding teachers who go above and beyond the requirements of the Holocaust education mandate and are truly making a difference in the lives of their students, in their schools and in the world,” said Linda Medvin, director of the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education. “This year might be a little different, but we know that education is the best hope against hatred and the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center is committed to continue our mission to keep the hope alive.”

For more information on the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education visit https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/pjhr/chhre/.

 

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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”  

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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