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White House Committee Selects BCPS in Expansion of Turnaround Arts Program

Celebrities Cameron Diaz, John Lloyd Young and Carla Dirlikov to Work With Three Turnaround Schools

On June 3, 2015, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities announced the expansion of its successful Turnaround Arts initiative to include three elementary schools in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) – Bethune Elementary School, Lake Forest Elementary School and Walker Elementary School – in an effort to narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.

Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Pompano Beach Middle School Ceremony

Supreme Court justice tells Broward students to make most of 'best chance'

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was greeted by a standing ovation and thunderous applause from students and parents as she took the stage at the Pompano Beach Middle School end-of-year award ceremony Monday evening.

Sotomayor spoke for about five minutes to an auditorium of about 1,000 students and families during the event at Pompano High.

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Bethune Elementary Offers Top Notch Arts Education Program

Students at Bethune Elementary School of the Arts are receiving a high quality education through artistic expression. The school’s Dancer’s Express gave a recital that featured variety of high energy dances. They included “The Water Cycle,” “Fire Dance,” “South African Boot Dance and Can Dance” and “Rock My Soul.”

And these dances offer an excellent opportunity to educate young people. “The kids are learning science through the kinesthetic movement,” said Nerissa Street, drama director at Bethune.

Students March to Show Their “Above the Influence” of Drugs, Alcohol, Bullying

Pompano Beach – Samantha, Faith and Elizabeth are at least four years away from the collegiate pressures that lead so many students to drink alcohol and use drugs. But these three Pompano Beach Middle School students have already made a pledge to abstain.

On Friday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m., students from Pompano Middle will take part in “Above the Influence” and march from their school, 310 NE 6 St., to Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13 Ave. Members of the public are invited to join.

Visitor has Students Flying High at Colbert Elementary

Hollywood students at Colbert Elementary Museum Magnet School were flying high after recently welcoming a special guest.

Pilot Barrington Irving, the youngest person to fly around the world solo, visited Colbert Elementary Museum Magnet School as part of his The Flying Classroom program.

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Colbert Elementary School Museum Magnet Students to Experience ‘Flying Classroom’ Adventures

Colbert Elementary School Museum Magnet students and Captain Barrington Irving

The Flying Classroom exploration team, led by Captain Barrington Irving, a National Geographic Explorer who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will visit Colbert Elementary School Museum Magnet students. Irving will talk to students about his recent two-month trip to Asia, Indonesia and Australia in an airplane converted into a Flying Classroom.

Friday, January 16, 2015, 11 a.m.  

South Broward's LEEO Program Means Business

Originally posted by the Hollywood Gazette on December 3, 2014

Sarah Kramer is learning how the real business world works.

As a senior, she is a student in the South Broward High School Linked Educational and Employment Opportunities (LEEO) program and is the ambassador from her school on a student project that involves the production and shipping of customized iPhone 6 cases. The project also includes Coral Springs and Plantation High Schools and a high school in Scotland.