Tag: Broward Teachers Union

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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Broward County Public Schools released the new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with various changes. The calendar details a later start date, the last day of the  Muslim holiday of Ramadan off and a week-long Thanksgiving break. Graphic by Brianna Jesionowski

Broward County Public Schools unveils new calendar for 2020-2021 school year

The Broward County School Board approved a new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with some notable changes. The calendar includes a five-day Thanksgiving break, and it also adds a day off on May 13 for the last day of Ramadan, a Muslim holiday. […]

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Recent shootings in America inspire rally at local Parkland Walmart

Recent shootings in America inspire rally at local Parkland Walmart

Merely two days before the new school year in Broward County, following two back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, students, teachers and parent activists in Parkland, Florida organized a protest in front of the local Walmart.  Through the social media efforts […]

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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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