About a year and a half ago, Alexandre Antanaitis moved from Brazil to the United States with his family. They settled in south Florida and he enrolled in South Broward High School. As his teachers describe it, it was the school’s computer science program that gave him direction in a “literal foreign land.” Not only […]
“A” ratings all around. Looks like Broward Schools Superintendent, Robert Runcie, is having a much different experience from last year. In his 2016-17 annual performance review he was rated “highly effective” by 6 or 9 board members. “The key element to successful schools is found in strong school leadership … and the model Mr. Runcie […]
Bob Runcie has led Florida’s Broward County Public Schools (the nation’s sixth-largest district) since 2011, after serving in several leadership positions in the Chicago Public Schools. Few have his experience or knowledge of what’s needed to—as he puts it: “dramatically transform public education in this country.” Coffee in South Florida in August? Is that even […]
Dear Teachers and Administrators, Welcome back. We hope you are well rested and ready for our babies because they are ready for you! We can’t wait to see you on the first day of school. From our average working-class family to yours, there are a few things you should know about how my family will […]
Stoneman Douglas High has over 3500 students, yet Principal Ty Thompson has managed to create a community where students feel connected to him AND their school. His use of Twitter has transformed the way he communicates with students, staff and parents alike. Up for 2017 Principal of the Year, Thompson shares his hopes for changes in testing, and the future of Stoneman […]
I Didn’t Even Know I was Living In Abject Poverty. Many Times, Their Story is My Story- Principal Lewis Jackson.
I was pretty blown away with Dr. Lewis Jackson’s story. I met him during his nomination for 2017 Principal of the Year, an honor he wears with very little fanfare. From humble beginnings, Dr. Jackson, or “Lu” as his peers like to call him, thrived through difficult life circumstances. He seems to take on situations that […]
Broward County Public Schools, and the superintendent specifically, has taken some heat over the SMART $800M bond secured with landslide support on November 4th, 2014. We are approaching the two-year anniversary of this loud vote of confidence displayed by Broward’s residents, however, there is a feeling that things are moving too slowly and more […]