National Computer Science Education Week

December 15, 2015

Listen to Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and project lead for our initiative Christine Semisch, discuss National Computer Science Education Week and how Broward County Public Schools joined 200 million students across the world to try one hour of computer science.


Early Learning and Childhood Literacy

November 19, 2015

In this podcast we discuss why early learning and childhood literacy is an important priority to our school District and also highlight Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, where thousands of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in classrooms around the nation set out to break a world record. Listen to the latest installment.


Initiatives That are Changing the Landscape of the 21st Century Classroom

October 15, 2015

In this podcast, we discuss some of Broward County Public Schools great initiatives that are changing the landscape of the 21st century classroom. This podcast covers the Dual Language Program, Debate and “First Move” Scholastic Chess, and how these learned skills ensure that our students will succeed in tomorrow’s world.


Welcome Back to School Message from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie

August 13, 2015

In this episode of the Superintendent’s Podcast, we welcome all BCPS students and employees ‘Back to School’ and celebrate a major milestone in Broward County Public Schools history, which dates back to the year 1915.


End of the School Year Message from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie

June 1, 2015

This month’s Superintendent’s Podcast takes a look back at some of the highlights of the 2014/15 school year. In addition, Superintendent Runcie talks about what’s ahead for the SMART initiative in the upcoming 2015/16 school year, and so much more. 


In Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8, 2015
This month’s Superintendent Podcast focuses on Teacher Appreciation Week, and includes a special dialogue with our School Board members as they thank our teachers for their hard work and dedication. 

Superintendent’s Corner - April 07, 2015

April 6, 2015
  • Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to have more than 42,000 registered volunteers and 2,700 business and community partners of various ages, interests and backgrounds supporting our students. During this 2014/15 school year they have already donated over 500,000 hours to benefit our students and schools.  
  • The District honors these outstanding volunteers, mentors, business partners and parent involvement winners during the Community Involvement Awards (CIA). This podcast is a recording from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie’s remarks at the 2015 CIA, which was held at the Parker Playhouse and attended by more than 700 guests.  
  • BCPS values the contributions of our volunteers, mentors and partners and understands their positive impact to our students. To join the 42,000 community members helping Broward’s students and schools, and to learn more about how you can get involved, visit
  • For a complete recap of the 2015 Community Involvement Awards, visit

Superintendent’s Corner - October 24, 2014

April 6, 2015
With the school year off to a great start, Broward County Public Schools is wrapping up its annual Conversation with the District, which is a series of town hall-style meetings aimed at gaining input and feedback from parents, students and community members.  
Among the topics of discussion has been the upcoming $800 million General Obligation Bond Referendum and SMART initiative that will be on the November 4th ballot. The District’s SMART initiative focuses on Safety, Music & Art, Athletics, Renovation and Technology. At a recent Conversation with the District meeting, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie was asked how the bond, which would provide capital funds, will benefit music, arts and athletics. In case you weren't able to attend, listen in to his recorded response:

Superintendent’s Corner - August 18, 2015

April 6, 2015

In this podcast Superintendent Robert W. Runcie discusses The SMART Capital Program Needs Assessment Reports. These individual school-level reports are the result of a comprehensive District-wide Needs Assessment, which provide an objective, data-driven overview of the District, as well as a strategic planning tool for prioritizing facility needs.