Robert Runcie

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Name: Robert Runcie
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

District 101 Updates

font size decrease font size increase font sizeWhen I was elected, my number one goal was to engage our community in the political process. From town hall meetings, to home visits, we have done that, all to create an active district. Today, I would ... [Published Caribbean Today - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

Broward School Board rates Runcie as 'effective'

His report card is in, and Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie has achieved a passing grade.Each year, the Broward County School Board grades the superintendent's performance on a four-point scale in four key areas. Those points are then weighted ... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Broward schools plan magnet overhaul

Five failing magnet schools soon may have new themes – or no themes at all – as the Broward School District looks for ways to improve student achievement.The School Board on Tuesday discussed a proposal to overhaul a few of the programs that were not ... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Pope Francis meets with members of St Peter's Cricket Club

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met in the Vatican on Tuesday with members of St Peter’s Cricket Club who are preparing for their ‘Light of Faith Tour’ to England. The Club, which was set up last year under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Culture, ... [Published News.va - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Dueling visions of the crisis in charter schools

To hear the charter schools people tell it, something is wrong with the administration of Broward County Public Schools that so many private charter schools are opening one day and closing the next."If a charter is failing out of the starting gate, it ... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

It's time for Legislature to prevent more charter school debacles

OK class, time for a pop quiz. If you want to open a charter school — a privately-run school that gets public money — which of the following will you need to get approval?a) A suitable building for classesb) A proven background in education or business ... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Montessori Method Saves Failing Broward School

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is now a Montessori Academy.Broward County is betting on the Montessori Method to transform a failing school.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Sunrise is now Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montessori ... [Published NBC Miami - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Broward School Repairs Hinge on Bond Vote

Broward County voters will decide in November whether to approve an $800 million bond issue earmarked for public school renovations and technology upgrades. It would cost each homeowner about $50 dollars a year, which the superintendent says is a wise ... [Published NBC Miami - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

New School Programs Provide Hands-On Experience

With classes officially back in session, a few South Florida high schools are taking education to the next level.Miami-Dade kicked off 42 new programs this year and Broward created 11 new ones.Schools like the new iTech@Thomas Edison Educational Center, ... [Published NBC Miami - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Common Core Begins in Florida Schools

After months of debate and controversy, the Common Core standards started for Florida students of all ages Monday. From seniors in high school all the way down to kindergartners, students and teachers are facing a new set of standards for the school ... [Published NBC Miami - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Broward Schools Superintendent Looks Forward To New Year

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – More than 260,000 children in Broward were up early for the first day of school.With the start of the new school year, students and parents should be aware of some changes.The district has expanded its current personalized learning ... [Published CBS Miami - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Miami-Dade, Broward students set to return to school

MIAMI (WSVN) -- South Florida students are gearing up for their first day of school."So anything behind here is brand new territory," said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.Sunday night, Carvalho gave a sneak peak into the newly remolded ... [Published 7 News Online - Aug 18 2014]

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...Like Korn, Runcie finds this historical focus frustrating. "We got a lot accomplished over the last year," Runcie said. "sunland park [elementary] went from a d to an a dillarddillard high school] got its first a we've got two new branches of technical schools, a montessori school at martin luther king elementary. we've had a 60 percent reductiuon in student behavior incidents. … but in the media, it's always great to highlight the negative or some of the sensational things, and i think that's where he frustration is."
"We can't continue to invest money in situations that aren't working," Superintendent Robert Runcie said. "we need to invest in something that will have a higher probability of success."
Horne says he's willing to meet with Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie to find out what "he feels is stopping him from doing the job he needs to do with these charters. this hurts when we have this kind of failure. this takes us off the positive message of charter schools. we're forced to defend ourselves in the eyes of the general public when by and large, we're doing very well."
"the way florida authorizes charter schools is one of the worst in the country" Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told me Friday, citing the study of a national charter group

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Prince Harry: 30 Facts about Henry of Wales to ... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Sep 15 2014]
District 101 Updates [Published Caribbean Today - Sep 13 2014]
Broward School Board rates Runcie as 'effective' [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 10 2014]
School Board rates Runcie as "effective" [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 10 2014]
Broward schools plan magnet overhaul [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 10 2014]
Pope Francis meets with members of St Peter's C... [Published News.va - Sep 09 2014]
Dueling visions of the crisis in charter schools [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 07 2014]
It's time for Legislature to prevent more chart... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 06 2014]
Timeout needed on high-stakes tests [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Sep 05 2014]
Successful women network & strategize [Published South Florida Times - Sep 04 2014]
Miami Caribbean American Movers and Shakers [Published PR.com Press Releases - Aug 29 2014]
Montessori Method Saves Failing Broward School [Published NBC Miami - Aug 26 2014]
Charter school applicants have troubled histories [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Aug 24 2014]
100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale Leader... [Published Westside Gazette - Aug 22 2014]
Around South Florida week of 08/21/2014 [Published South Florida Times - Aug 21 2014]
Broward School Repairs Hinge on Bond Vote [Published NBC Miami - Aug 20 2014]
New School Programs Provide Hands-On Experience [Published NBC Miami - Aug 19 2014]
Common Core Begins in Florida Schools [Published NBC Miami - Aug 18 2014]
Broward Schools Superintendent Looks Forward To... [Published CBS Miami - Aug 18 2014]
Miami-Dade, Broward students set to return to s... [Published 7 News Online - Aug 18 2014]
South Florida Kids Head Back to School [Published NBC Miami - Aug 18 2014]
Broward educator starts 60th year [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Aug 17 2014]
What's new at Broward schools this year [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Aug 17 2014]
New School Year Brings Some Changes For South F... [Published CBS Miami - Aug 16 2014]
Broward County Schools superintendent Robert Ru... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 14 2014]
Schools merged into K-8 for 2014 school year [Published 7 News Online - Aug 13 2014]
Taxpayers Weigh-In On Broward School Bond Spend... [Published CBS Miami - Aug 13 2014]
School board details $800 million bond budget [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Aug 12 2014]
School projects to be determined by voters [Published 7 News Online - Aug 12 2014]
Broward Schools plans ways to improve services ... [Published Westside Gazette - Aug 08 2014]
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