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Broward County Public Schools has created a survey to gain insight on distant learning from students and their families

Broward County Public Schools has created a survey to gain insight on distant learning from students and their families

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on everyone’s lives and affected the format of student learning across the United States. As a result of school closures and social distancing requirements, students are now finishing their fourth quarter online through school and video call platforms […]

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MSD graduation ceremony moves to a virtual platform

MSD graduation ceremony moves to a virtual platform

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been postponed, moved to virtual platforms or even canceled completely. The cancellations of events where a large number of people would normally gather have greatly affected high school seniors. Current seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

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President of the Broward Teachers Union, Anna Fusco, addresses the BTU members at the latest Impasse meeting.

Broward County Public School teachers set to vote on contract changes

For the first time ever, Broward County Public School teachers are casting their ballots online this week to vote to either accept or reject changes to their contract amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ratification vote comes after months of tension, failed negotiations and a final […]

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With school temporarily out of session, many teachers and students have been using chatting platforms such as Zoom to learn virtually.

MSD begins distance learning with new schedule

Due to the worldwide pandemic known as the coronavirus or COVID-19, schools around the nation have closed down in an attempt to reduce the spread of the disease. While students and staff are not allowed on campus for classroom learning, video chat software such as […]

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Schools across the district provide breakfast and lunch to students and families in need amid the coronavirus

Schools across the district provide breakfast and lunch to students and families in need amid the coronavirus

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, is impacting families in many different ways. Since the coronavirus outbreak, unemployment has had a prominent impact throughout Broward County. The sudden shortage of jobs has led to some families struggling to afford food for their children since they […]

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During the BCPS Canvas crash, this page was all that students and teachers could see when trying to access the application. Photo by of Melissa Falkowski

BCPS systems crash on first day of distance learning

On Monday, March 30, Broward County Public Schools began their new online school approach known as “distance learning,” which consists of video calls on zoom and assignments published on Canvas, a digital learning platform often used by teachers and students throughout the year. However, this […]

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Broward School Board Superintendent Robert Runcie holds a press conference to discuss the school district's plans regarding travel regulations and other guidelines in response to the coronavirus or COVID-19, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Photo courtesy of Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun Sentinel

COVID-19 creates major changes within Broward County Public Schools

On Friday, March 13, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie held a press conference announcing that all BCPS schools were to be temporarily shut down effective on Monday, March 16. Prior to this decision, Runcie had declared that all after-school events, including sports such […]

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The Eagle Eye interviews Superintendent Runcie at the March for our Lives in Washington D.C. Photo by Emma Dowd

Superintendent Runcie begins meetings with parents of MSD students

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the Broward County School Board had a panel meeting with freshmen parents from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium, after being cancelled on Jan. 24, due to safety concerns regarding threats of protests. The panel included Superintendent Robert Runcie, […]

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Student journalists from The Eagle Eye interview Robert Runcie in Washington, D.C. at the March For Our Lives. Photo by

Superintendent Runcie cancels parent meeting

The Broward School District’s Superintendent Robert Runcie suddenly cancelled a parent meeting planned for Thursday, Jan. 24, in which he would listen to parent’s concerns involving Stoneman Douglas’ school security. This meeting would have been the first between Runcie and parents after Feb. 14, where […]

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Persuasive Poster. A sign advertising the benefits of the Secure the Next Generation Referendum hangs in the bus loop at Country Hills Elementary. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Broward voters approve half mill tax increase to fund schools

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2018 voters approved the Secure the Next Generation Referendum to raise money for Broward County Public Schools. Starting in 2019, Broward County homeowners will see a half millage increase in their property taxes. Local property taxes are calculated using millage rates. […]

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