James MacDonald Fired from Harvest

Leak of “highly inappropriate” comments by founding pastor of Chicago-area megachurch caps months-long clash with critics. In the midst of efforts to reconcile with longtime critics, Harvest Bible Chapel fired its founder and senior pastor James MacDonald for “engaging in conduct … contrary and harmful to the best interests of the church.” Harvest elders announced this morning that they were forced to take “immediate action” on Tuesday to end his 30-year... Read More

Meixandra Porter Selected as GEICO Alumni of the Month

Story Links Nova Southeastern Athletics would like to recognize former women’s basketball player Meixandra Porter as its February 2019 GEICO Alumni of the Month. A 2013 Business graduate who played under coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry, Porter is currently stationed in California as servicewoman in the United States Air Force. On the court for the Sharks, the two-time All-Sunshine State Conference first-teamer  earned the distinction of becoming the program’s inaugural First Team... Read More

Five School-Related/District Employee of the Year Finalists Selected for Their Hard Work, Dedication and Commitment to Student Achievement

Monday, February 12, 2019 Dedicated, hardworking, creative, diligent and meticulous are words used to describe Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) five finalists for School-Related/District Employee of the Year.... Read More

Long-Lasting Love: Name a Shark for Valentine’s Day

Tagged Shark by Guy Harvey Research Institute Needs a Name FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Valentine’s Day is almost here. If you’re stuck trying to find that perfect gift for your someone special, researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s  (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) may have just the thing: a tagged female mako shark swimming off the coast of North Carolina who is looking for a name. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, research scientists... Read More

NSU Alumna Among Keynote Speakers at Digital Curriculum in Higher Education Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Going Deeply Digital Conference will be held at NSU Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is one of the hosts for an upcoming conference about digital technology in universities across the country. Going Deeply Digital: Promises and Challenges of the Digital Curriculum in Higher Education, features four national keynote speakers and more than 70 concurrent sessions all being held the evening of Friday, Feb. 15 and... Read More

History of Broward County, Florida, Part 2: Broward Historical Timeline

Broward Historical Timeline  Here’s a short History of Broward County, prepared by the Broward County Historical Commission c.1400 B.C. — Prehistoric Indians living in southeast Florida. 1513 — Juan Ponce de Leon passes Broward coast on voyage south after landing near St. Augustine. 1631 — First known appearance of name “R. Novo” (New River) on a map of Florida. 1763 — Florida passes to Great Britain under the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven... Read More

BCPS Students Outperform Their State Counterparts for a 3rd Consecutive Year

Wednesday, February 6, 2019For a third consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) career and technical education students at Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College are #1 in the state – earning the highest number of industry certifications for the 2017/18 school year.... Read More

Update Regarding BCPS Student Transportation & Fleet Services Department’s Continuous Improvement Efforts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Student Transportation & Fleet Services Department is committed to the safe and timely transportation of approximately 74,000 students daily, traveling close to 16.3 million miles annually.... Read More

Statewide Moment of Silence in 67 Counties’ Schools to Honor MSD High School Victims

Tuesday, February 5, 2019FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie has invited Florida’s 66 other school districts to virtually join Broward County Public Schools in the one-year commemoration of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.... Read More