I’ve been accused of being anti-charter school. Am I against all charter schools? Not necessarily. Am I against most of them? Perhaps. Especially when there have been so few that have proven any exceptional benefits to students besides teaching to the State tests.
Kings Point residents recently discovered the City’s not-so-transparent plans for a new charter high school to be built near their community as well as their own commissioner’s involvement with school officials at a recent meeting.
The 2014 high school grades and graduation rates were released by the Florida Department of Education. In the data, more than 75 percent of Broward County Public Schools traditional high schools earned an A or B grade and achieved a graduation rate of 88 percent.
Since March of 2014, we have been reporting that someone at the City of Tamarac wants a charter high school built but no one at city hall is coming forward with who it is, and why they requested this without any fact-finding work before courting schools.
Friday was declared Tamarac Elementary School Day in honor of it being their 40th Anniversary.
The City has been very sneaky about building a new Charter High School in town. They say it’s wanted and needed, but by who?
By: Nora Rupert
I am one of 27,000 women who work for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). I am part of the 75 percent of the female majority of those employees and 1 of 9 women who serves on an all woman Broward County School Board. I am but one voice of the 27,000.
The day after the November election, Broward County School Board Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, held a news conference thanking the voters for approving the $800 million General Obligation Bond which passed by 73 percent votes cast.
The J.P. Taravella drama department features a turn-of-the-century experience with their latest production of Ragtime: The Musical – School Edition.
By: Sharon Aron Baron A woman that fell to her death from a Fort Lauderdale condo yesterday was confirmed to be former tennis pro and candidate for School Board Rochelle “Shelly” Solomon. According to the Sun Sentinel, who did not have the identity of the woman, Solomon died Tuesday afternoon after falling 15 stories from […]
By: Sharon Aron Baron Criminal charges will be filed against a high school senior who started a small fire at JP Taravella High School on Tuesday morning. The student, age 17, whose name cannot be released because he is a juvenile, was in the mens locker room at the school when he poured nail polish […]
Like the great California Gold Rush in the 19th Century, charter school operators are flocking to cities in South Florida hoping to strike it big by hoodwinking innocent families with slick brochures while taking advantage of lax application requirements to open their doors.
A charter school that failed to open in Palm Beach County just two weeks ago, tried to open in Tamarac but was delayed until next fall.
Residents are invited to take part in a Town Hall type meeting where one of the topics will be the $800 million referendum that will be on the ballot November 4.
Current School Board Member Abby Freedman was warned several times for illegally crossing the campaign line this weekend while approaching voters at the polls.
The Holderness family is back with a new viral rap video take on “Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” This one is celebrating the kids going back to school and aptly named “Baby Got Class.”
By: Sharon Aron Baron The Florida Department of Education released preliminary school grades based on standardized test scores which includes most elementary, middle and charter schools. High school scores are not in as of press time. Below are the rankings of schools in the area that Tamarac residents attend. These include schools in North Lauderdale that […]
One dedicated local teacher will be traveling to India to attend the wedding of a former student, and has set up a GoFundMe Page to help pay for the trip.
Over ten years ago, JP Taravella teacher Laurie Acosta taught Mayank Bhandar where she is the Academy of Finance Lead Teacher and one of three DECA advisors.
A charter school company that wants approval of a special exception to build their school in Tamarac will take place in a public hearing in front of the planning board in July. The school would serve as a dropout prevention high school for at-risk students with two sessions each day for a total of 400 hundred students.
For accomodating foreign exchange students from abroad to study in schools such as JP Taravella and Coral Glades High School, Broward County Public Schools is being recognized for Global Education Excellence.