Schools can use their award dollars for faculty or staff bonuses, to purchase educational equipment or materials, or hire temporary staff to help maintain or improve student performance. Statewide, school recognition funding totals more than $134 million.
The award-winning theatre department at JP Taravella presents Leading Ladies starting on February 28 through March 2nd.
From the reputed pen of Ken Ludwig, author of audience pleasers Crazy for You and Moon Over Buffalo, comes the adventure of Jack and Leo. Two English Shakespearean actors down on their luck…
Broward County School Board members were sworn in on November 20, 2012 at Dillard High School. Included were Abby Freedman who was elected to to represent District Four which covers Parkland, Coral Springs, Tamarac as well as portions of Margate and North Lauderdale.
On Friday, the Florida Department of Education released 2011/12 preliminary high school grades under the revised Florida A++ Plan. Although announced as preliminary, these grades are final pending appeals, which would be submitted prior to February 2013. Elementary and middle school grades were released in late June 2011.
Rachael Rosier spends afternoons teaching both writing and theatre to students who would not otherwise get exposure to either. Her program called, Lil’ Playwrites not only helps the students in the schools that she teaches, but helps stocks the shelves of the WECARE food pantry in Sunrise, as the only fee to take her class, is one can of food.
Video: On August 14, voters will have a chance to elect the next School Board member to represent Tamarac as well as Coral Springs, Parkland, North Lauderdale and parts of Margate.
On Tuesday, a Tamarac Charter School has closed it’s doors leaving parents to scramble for other options for their children.
It was a big surprise for Tamarac Elementary School 5th Grade Science Teacher Simone Ryals when Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie visited her during her class on Monday to let her know she was the State finalist for the 2012 Presidential Award or Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program.
Tamarac residents had a chance to meet the candidates for School Board on Monday evening and ask them questions.
The event, sponsored by The Achievables, an elementary school program, was held at Mythos Greek Taverna in Coral Springs
School Board Candidate Robert Mayersohn held a kickoff event at Buffalo’s Southwest Cafe in Coral Springs on Thursday. The event was attended by friends and supporters who are rallying around him to win in August.
School Board Candidate for District 4 Nick Steffens held his campaign kick-off on Tuesday evening at Wings Plus in Coral Springs.
Despite the rain, Steffens and volunteers had a good turnout of of supporters which included two mayors.
It’s a busy election season for the Broward School Board race, and District 4 is no exception with six candidates vying for the seat.
District 4 which includes: Parkland, Coral Springs, Tamarac, North Lauderdale and parts of Margate has lost one candidate, Jaemi Levine, but has gained a new candidate named Abby Freedman.
On Friday, the Broward County Schools North Area Advisory awarded a hardworking Tamarac volunteer with their most prestigious award.
Angela Hall, a 15 year resident of Tamarac won the Crystal Apple Award for the Community Member of the Year. The tireless commitment Hall has given to her local school made her well-deserving of this award.
Friends are shocked and saddened by the recent news that Blake McCullers, 15, died as the result of suicide early Wednesday morning.
Blake was only a sophomore at JP Taravella High School and was on the competitive cheerleading team.
Shelly Solomon kicked off her bid to become the next School Board Member in District 4 by hosting a “Meet & Greet” in Coral Springs.
Held at Meyers Latin Flair Restaurant, Solomon was joined by her four children and many supporters.
The School Board race for District 4 will have a competitive season now that six candidates have filed to run in the open seat. More candidates have filed to run in District 4 race than for any other school board race in the county. There may seem to be a lot of candidates, however, during this time in 2010, there were seven candidates, with only six made it past qualifying.
Students from Challenger Elementary of Tamarac and their families were invited to “Meet the Author Night” on February16, 2012 where selected student authors shared their stories to the audience.
n 2010, the Broward Sheriff’s Office joined efforts with the Southern Poverty Law Center to create the film Bullied: a Student, a School and a Case that Made History, which tells the story of the first gay student to sue a school district in federal court for failing to protect him from bullying.
Just a few months ago, if you asked city officials if there were plans for a charter schools they would have said no.
I don’t know if they if they didn’t want to consider the idea or were keeping quiet on any proposals. There is no denying that charter schools have gained in popularity among families in Broward county, drawing over 6,215 new students from public schools from last year for a total of 29,500 students in the district.
Challenger Elementary School in Tamarac Florida had it’s annual Harvest Fest and Book Fair on October 27th, 2011 with games and fun for the whole family.