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Tamarac Teacher is State Finalist for Presidential Award

Tamarac Teacher is State Finalist for Presidential Award

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.

The District 4 Broward School Board Race is a Competitive Field

The District 4 Broward School Board Race is a Competitive Field

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.

UPDATE: Proposed Tamarac Charter School K-8 Hearing on January 11

UPDATE: Proposed Tamarac Charter School K-8 Hearing on January 11

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.