Broward School District

  • News

    September 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Lawsuit: Teacher Canned for Administering Diabetes Shot During Class

    Of all the reasons for booting a teacher -- porn past, sex with a student, general uselessness -- this is a new one on us: diabetes. Until January 2013, Marc Schaeffer was a substitute teacher with the Broward School District. Now, in a federal lawsuit filed at the end of August, the former educat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Broward Schools Teach Boys and Girls Separately Because of "Testosterone" and "the Menstrual Cycle," ACLU Complaint Says

    Could it be true that "boys are better than girls in math because their bodies receive daily surges of testosterone, while girls have similar skills only 'a few days per month' when they experience 'increased estrogen during the menstrual cycle'?" That's just one bit of dubious pseudoscience upon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Three Broward County Charter Schools Close Their Doors

    According to the Broward School District, three charter schools will be permanently closing, leaving a whole lot of kids in the lurch. Eagle Charter Academy and SMART Charter School in Lauderdale Lakes say that their governing boards had voted to voluntarily terminate charter contracts with the Sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Broward School Bus Mess Still Messy (Updated)

    See also: Broward's School Bus System Is A Mess; Broward's School Bus Mess Has Turned Into Finger-Pointing Farce Update: Tindall announced that he's taking a medical leave for at least six weeks. It's not clear whether he will stay on the job after that time. Tindall also apologized for the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Florida Supreme Court Grand Jury Lays Royal Smackdown on Broward County School District

    An extensive grand jury review of Broward County School district operations culminated today in the release of a report so universally damning, so horrifyingly embarrassing that I'm just going to pass on some of the excerpts for now and look into specifics afterward.A taste of how bad this is: The r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Broward School District Getting Desperate to Fill Superintendent Post​After getting a grand total of zero applications for the interim superintendent post, the Broward School District is searching nationwide for a permanent district chief when Jim Notter retires June 30.Donnie Carter was appointed interim superintendent after nobody applied, and now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Broward School District Toilet-Scrubbing Consultant Paid $100,000 Per Year​If you thought February's grand jury report alleging the Broward County School Board wasted away hundreds of millions of dollars on contractors and lobbyists was as bad as it could get, think again.Meet 52-year-old Reynolds Hedland III, the hundred-grand-a-year cleaning instructor on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Broward Teachers Union Protesting Tonight Over 1,400 Teacher Firings, Budget Spending

    ​The K.C. Wright Building in downtown Fort Lauderdale will play home to a lot of angry teachers tonight.Broward Teachers Union communications director John Ristow tells New Times that tonight's protest -- geared toward teacher layoffs and alleged budget mismanagement by the Broward School Board -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Mo' Mustache Countdown: No. 4

    myfwc.comRon Bergeron's mustache: because the 10-gallon hat alone isn't manly enough.​Developer Ron Bergeron is arguably the most powerful man in West Broward. Politicians, lobbyists, journalists: Mere crumbs in a single mighty mustache. Among Bergeron's many manly acts this year. This summer he d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Car Crash Brings Suspicion of Teacher - Student Affair

    Flickr: mollykiely​The extramarital affair is a grown man's game. Looks like beginner's luck finally ran out for 19-year-old Christopher Peterson. In the South Florida Times, Elgin Jones reports that Peterson, who this past year was a student at Life Skills Center in Oakland Park, got into a fende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Morning Juice: Room for One More Forked Tongue in Broward

    ​The Broward School District admits it's overbuilt classrooms, but oops! It overbuilt in the wrong areas. So some are jam-packed while others are desolated. And yet as the Sun-Sentinel's Kathy Bushouse reports, the state isn't eager to help the district go on another building binge. Maybe if it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    For Local 6th Grader, Victory Tastes Like... Arsenic?

    Flickr: Southworth SailorCould Prajwal Chummar be the next Anurag Kashyap? (He's a former champion, but you knew that.)​By correctly spelling "arsenic" Prajwal Chummar, a 6th grader this fall at Silver Trail Middle School in Southwest Ranches, clinched a berth in the national spelling bee Septembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    This Blog Will Now Save Broward Schools a Few Million Bucks

    Today's Herald quotes Broward school officials who say that in this year's budget talks, "everything is on the table." That might mean fewer high school sporting events or no more bus rides to magnet schools. Or even cutting one class out of the students' daily schedule. Desperate measures for despe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Text Messages: The New Way to Tattle?

    Rambo, remember to text us about your weapons before you get to class.Oh, come on! Has it really come to this? The Broward School District is counting on students to text message security threats? From the article: But after the Nov. 12 shooting, Broward Superintendent Jim Notter -- an avid tex ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    See Dick Be Jane

    The country's youngest transgender child is ready for school. But is school ready for her?

  • News

    March 2, 2006
  • News

    June 9, 2005

    Steal This Prose

    A good student plagiarized five stories and forged a letter

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    The Little Moldy Schoolhouse

    Broward's beleaguered $1 billion school construction program is packing kids into unsafe schools

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for December 7, 2000

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Does Not Compute

    Dillard High School's Emerging Computer Technology magnet program is missing just one thing: emerging technology

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    An Epidemic of Apathy

    Local activists were hoping people would flock to see the AIDS Memorial Quilt. They didn't.

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Emerging Elitism

    American Heritage School survives despite near financial collapse, angry neighbors, and a questionable relationship with a Plantation politician