Institute of Education Sciences
The Institute of Education Sciences is the independent, non-partisan statistics and evaluation arm of the U. S. Department of Education. IES' stated mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, policymakers and the public, it was created as part of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The first director of IES was Grover Whitehurst, appointed in November 2002 and served for six years. Dr. Mark Schneider is the Director of IES. IES is divided into four major research and statistics centers: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance —NCEE conducts large-scale evaluations and provides research-based technical assistance and information about high-quality research to educators and policymakers in a variety of different formats. NCEE's work includes evaluations of education practices supported by federal funds. Dr. Matthew Soldner is the Commissioner of NCEE.
National Center for Education Research —NCER supports research to improve student outcomes and education quality in the United States and pursue workable solutions to the challenges faced by educators and the education community. NCER supports training programs to prepare researchers to conduct high quality, scientific education research. Dr. Elizabeth Albro is the Commissioner of NCER. National Center for Education Statistics —NCES is the primary federal entity that collects and analyzes data related to education in the United States and other nations. Among the programs and initiatives that NCES oversees is the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Dr. James Lynn Woodworth is the Commissioner of NCES. National Center for Special Education Research —NCSER sponsors and supports comprehensive research, designed to expand the knowledge and understanding of infants and children with disabilities, or those who are at risk of developing disabilities. NCSER supports training programs to prepare researchers to conduct high quality, scientific special education research.
Dr. Joan E. McLaughlin is the commissioner of NCSER; the National Board for Education Sciences serves as an advisory board for IES and has 15 voting members, who are appointed by the President of the United States. The Board includes several ex-officio, non-voting members, including the director of IES, the commissioners of the four centers, representatives of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the U. S. Census Bureau, the U. S. Department of Labor, the National Science Foundation; the Board advises and consults with the director and the commissioners to identify research and organizational priorities for IES. Dr. Larry Hedges, of Northwestern University, is the chairman of the National Board for Education Sciences. Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations Institute of Education Sciences Official Website National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance Website
Coconut Creek High School
Coconut Creek High School is a high school located in Coconut Creek, which teaches grades 9–12. Coconut Creek High serves Coconut Creek, parts of Margate, North Lauderdale, Pompano Beach; the school is a part of the Broward County School District. It opened in 1970 and subsequently became notable in music, cross-country, baseball; as of the 2017-2018 school year, the total enrollment was 1,454. The ethnic makeup was 73.4% Black, 5.70% White, 14.5% Hispanic, 2.54% Multiracial, 2.60% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.16% Native American or Native Alaskan. Brad Eldred, MLB player Mat Latos, MLB player Hamin Milligan, Arena Football League player Hanik Milligan, National Football League player Joe Lo Truglio, actor Khambrel McPherson, Grammy nominated songwriter Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's Bobby Cannavale, actor Mark Portmann, Record producer and songwriter Beth Bloom, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida Ryan Parmeter, professional wrestler known as Konnor with World Wrestling Entertainment Official Site
Twelfth grade, senior year, or grade 12 is the final year of secondary school in most of North America. In other regions it is equivalently referred to as class 12 or Year 13. In most countries students graduate at age 18; some countries have a thirteenth grade. Twelfth grade is the last year of high school. In Australia, the twelfth grade is referred to as Year 12. In New South Wales, students are 16 or 17 years old when they enter Year 12 and 17–18 years during graduation. A majority of students in Year 12 work towards getting an ATAR or OP, which will allow them access to courses at university. In South Australia, this is achieved by completing the SACE. In New South Wales, when completing the, students are required to satisfactorily complete at least 10 units of study in ATAR courses which must include: eight units from Category A courses two units of English three Board Developed courses of two units or greater four subjectsSome Year 12s may receive a Year 12 Jersey. Schools choose the design and writing which are printed or stitched onto the jersey.
Sometimes the last two digits of the year they are graduating are printed on the back along with a personalised nickname. The front may show the school emblem and the student's name, stitched in. Many schools conduct end of year "formals", they are held from any time between graduation in September to November. Australian private schools conduct Year 12 balls in January or February of Year 12 instead of an end of year formal. In Belgium, the 12th grade is called 6de middelbaar or laatste jaar in Dutch, rétho or 6e année in French. In the General Education, this year guides and prepares students for their first year in University by recalling everything learned during the past six years of secondary school. In the Skills Education, this year prepares the students for the professional life with an Intership in the chosen domain. In Brazil, the 12th grade is called terceiro ano do ensino médio informally called terceiro colegial, meaning third grade of high school, it is attended by 17–18 years old students.
During this grade, most students apply to what is called Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, the Brazilian equivalent of the SATs in the US, vestibular, the individual entrance examination particular to each university. As in many countries, Grade 12 students attend Graduation, which involves a formal official ceremony, a party where students and friends are invited and another party just for the students. In Bulgaria the twelfth grade is the last year of high-school. Twelfth-grade students tend to be 18–19 years old. Students are preparing to take the Matriculation exam in the end of their 2nd semester. In Canada, the twelfth grade is referred to as Grade 12. Students enter their Grade 12 year when they are 16 or 17 years old. If they are 16 years old, they will be turning 17 by December 31 of that year. In many Canadian high schools, student during their year, hold a series of fundraisers, grade-class trips, other social events. Grade 12 Canadian students attend Graduation which involves an official ceremony and a dinner dance.
Ontario had Grade 13, renamed Ontario Academic Credit, before being phased out, leaving Grade 12 as the final year. Grades 12 and 13 were similar to sixth form in England. Quebec is the lone province that does not have Grade 12. Thus, when a student is in Grade 12 in Ontario, for instance, the student in Quebec is in his first year of college. Newfoundland and Labrador did not introduce Grade 12 until 1983. In Denmark, the twelfth grade is the 3rd G, the final year of secondary school. G is equivalent to gymnasium; this is not compulsory. Students are 18-19 or older when they finish secondary school; the age of graduation is caused by the fact that Danish children first start school at 6. The reason that many students will be at the age of 20 when they graduate is because some people choose to have one-year gap between the 9th grade and gymnasium's 1st G, where students go to special art- or sport-oriented boarding schools or become exchange students all over the world; this is optional though. The twelfth grade is the third and last year of High School or secondary school The students graduate from High School the year they turn 19.
The twelfth grade is shorter than the previous ones because the twelfth graders lessons end in February and they go on to take their final exams shortly afterwards. Compulsory education ends after the ninth grade, so the upper grades are optional; the equivalent grade in this country is Terminale, it is the third and last year of lycée, equivalent to High-School, upon completion of which students sit for a test, the Baccalauréat. French-language schools that teach the French government curriculum use the same system of grades as their counterparts in France; this is not compulsory, as education is only
Private schools known to many as independent schools, non-governmental funded, or non-state schools, are not administered by local, state or national governments. Children who attend private schools may be there because they are dissatisfied with public schools in their area, they may be selected for their academic prowess, or prowess in other fields, or sometimes their religious background. Private schools retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students for tuition, rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public funding; some private schools are associated with a particular religion, such as Judaism, Roman Catholicism, or Lutheranism. For the past century one in 10 U. S families has chosen to enroll their children in private school. In the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries including Australia and Canada, the use of the term is restricted to primary and secondary educational levels. Private education in North America covers the whole gamut of educational activity, ranging from pre-school to tertiary level institutions.
Annual tuition fees at K-12 schools range from nothing at so called'tuition-free' schools to more than $45,000 at several New England preparatory schools. The secondary level includes schools offering years 7 through 12 and year 13; this category includes university-preparatory schools or "prep schools", boarding schools and day schools. Tuition at private secondary schools varies from school to school and depends on many factors, including the location of the school, the willingness of parents to pay, peer tuitions and the school's financial endowment. High tuition, schools claim, is used to pay higher salaries for the best teachers and used to provide enriched learning environments, including a low student-to-teacher ratio, small class sizes and services, such as libraries, science laboratories and computers; some private schools are boarding schools and many military academies are owned or operated as well. Religiously affiliated and denominational schools form a subcategory of private schools.
Some such schools teach religious education, together with the usual academic subjects to impress their particular faith's beliefs and traditions in the students who attend. Others use the denomination as more of a general label to describe on what the founders based their belief, while still maintaining a fine distinction between academics and religion, they include parochial schools, a term, used to denote Roman Catholic schools. Other religious groups represented in the K–12 private education sector include Protestants, Jews and the Orthodox Christians. Many educational alternatives, such as independent schools, are privately financed. Private schools avoid some state regulations, although in the name of educational quality, most comply with regulations relating to the educational content of classes. Religious private schools simply add religious instruction to the courses provided by local public schools. Special assistance schools aim to improve the lives of their students by providing services tailored to specific needs of individual students.
Such schools include tutoring schools to assist the learning of handicapped children. Private schools are one of three types of school in Australia, the other two being government schools and religious. Whilst private schools are sometimes considered "public" schools, the term "public school" is synonymous with a government school. Private schools in Australia may be favored for many reasons: prestige and the social status of the "old school tie"; some schools offer the removal of the purported distractions of co-education. Student uniforms for Australian private schools are stricter and more formal than in government schools – for example, a compulsory blazer. Private schools in Australia are always more expensive than their public counterpartsThere are two main categories of private schools in Australia: Catholic schools and Independent schools. Catholic schools form the second largest sector after government schools, with around 21% of secondary enrollments. Most Australian Catholic schools belong to a system, like government schools, are co-educational and attempt to provide Catholic education evenly across the states.
These schools are known as "systemic". Systemic Catholic schools are funded by state and federal government and have low fees. Catholic schools, both systemic and independent have a strong religious focus, most of their staff and students will be Catholic. Independent schools make up the last sector and are the most popular form of schooling for boarding students. Independent schools are non-government institutions that are not part of a system. Although most are non-aligned, some of the best known independent schools belong to the large, long-established religious foundations, such as the Anglican Church, Uniting Church and Pres
Fort Lauderdale High School
Fort Lauderdale High School is a high school located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida serving students in grades 9 through 12. The school is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district. Founded in 1899 as a school for whites, the high school is the oldest continuously functioning high school in Broward County and the oldest in South Florida. Fort Lauderdale High has an FCAT School grade of "A" for the 2011-2012 school year, the highest grade a school can achieve, it serves: portions of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Lazy Lake, a portion of Oakland Park, a portion of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. On October 2, 1899, Fort Lauderdale’s first school would open in what was Dade County. Ivy Cromartie welcomed nine students into a wood-framed schoolhouse located on South Andrews Avenue, south of the New River. By 1901, there were 18 students enrolled at Fort Lauderdale with only 997 enrolled in all of Dade County. In 1902 the School Board began offering transportation to students living in Hallandale who needed to attend school.
By 1910, Fort Lauderdale’s population had grown enough to require the building of a new school so, the old two-room schoolhouse was moved northward to make room. The “modern” two-story concrete school was constructed for a total cost of $7,000. At the time, Fort Lauderdale was the only high school in the 68-mile stretch between Miami and West Palm Beach. By 1914, enrollment reached 325 with only 47 being high school students. In 1915, a 46 to 16 vote led the way for construction of a new Fort Lauderdale High School in the newly designated Broward County; the new school was located three blocks east of Andrews Avenue adjacent to Stranahan Park and was constructed for $55,000. The school was referred to as Central High School because of the large area it served; the first graduating class in 1915 consisted of five boys. By 1916, it could boast. In 1924, Fort Lauderdale established its first Honor Society. 1962 saw the opening of the new Fort Lauderdale High School at its present location on NE Fourth Avenue, with its first graduating class celebrating commencement in June, 1963.
The past few years have seen tremendous changes to the FLHS campus, most notably the opening of a new three-story classroom building, a modern library, a two-story cafeteria. 2007 saw the renaming of NE 4 Ave between the city divider and NE 13 St as “Flying L Drive” in honor of the school's commitment to education and community service. The project was completed by a group of four students in John Pellegrino's Public Affairs class. A college preparatory program designed for those interested in careers in Law, Criminal Justice, Public Affairs; because of its location in the county seat, the program allows students access to governmental agencies that are utilized as “living laboratories” for the ultimate learning experience. Students participate in mock trials in a courtroom housed within the school as well as take field trips to the Broward County Courthouse to witness actual trials. Due to the high interest of its students in Pre-Law, the FLHS debate team is one of the best in the state and competes nationally while providing valuable opportunities for its students.
Allows for students to take more Advanced Placement courses, putting them ahead when they enter college. They offer a wide variety of AP courses from Art to History to English. An international pre-university program developed by Cambridge University, designed with a varied curriculum, which allows students to earn college credit. Fort Lauderdale High School was named as one of the top 1000 public schools in the nation in 2005, 2006, 2007. Dr. Gina Eyerman was named Assistant Principal of the Year at South Plantation High in 2003 just before coming to FLHS. Fort Lauderdale High School is well known in Broward County for its unique mascot, the "Flying L": a large winged blue "L" with an arrow through its center; the school mascot was known as "The Fort Lauderdale L". However, at the 1917 state track meet, a reporter from the Miami Herald remarked "Look at that L Fly" as track star Charlie Rhodes ran to victory, starring in numerous events; the following week, the town of Fort Lauderdale voted on nicknaming all of the school's sports teams "The Flying L's".
The Athletic Program began in 1915 with only two men's sports, Fort Lauderdale High now provides the students with eleven varsity sports for men and ten varsity sports for women. The school offers four junior varsity sports for men and five junior varsity sports for women to participate in. In 1917, FLHS won their first state championship in track, where the unique mascot was derived. Over the years the program has accumulated fifty-nine state championships. In 2001 the girls' basketball team won the 4A State Basketball Championship and in 2004 the boys' track team won the 3A State Championship and Class 3A Region 4 Championship. In 1967, Fort Lauderdale High School met Dillard High School in the season opener for both teams. This, along with another game in Broward County between Ely and McArthur the same night, was the first meeting between white and black teams. Prior to the game, the FLHS team members held their own practices as the coaches refused to hold practice due to an ongoing teacher strike.
As of 2011, the total student enrollment was 2003. The ethnic makeup of the school was 54% Black, 30% White, 10% Hispanic, 2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3% Multiracial, 1% Native American or Native Alaskan. Rita Mae Brown, Author Bob Clark, Movie Director Frantz Joseph, CFL player of the Edmonton Eskimos Catherine Hickland, soap opera actress Mark M. Mil
Charles W. Flanagan High School
Charles W. Flanagan High School opened its doors in 1996 as the first public high school in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Flanagan High School is located near Broward County's C. B. Smith Park and the Walter C. Young Middle School and Resource Center. Flanagan’s enrollment is now just over 3000; the school used to operate on a block schedule with four periods in a day, each period being about 90 minutes long. As of the 2016-2017 school year, Flanagan High School dropped this schedule and picked up a more cost-effective schedule provided by the Broward County School Board. Flanagan High School was featured as a "Top 1000 high schools in the nation" by Newsweek based on statistics such as Advanced Placement enrollment. Flanagan has a Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test school grade of "A" for the 2016-2017 academic year, it was named after a mayor of Charles W. Flanagan. Flanagan High School’s World Guard was named the 2008 and 2012 WGI Scholastic World Champions after competing at the WGI World Championships in Dayton and beating all other competitors in their division.
In 2008 they performed their show "Post Secret" based on the community mail art project, PostSecret, earning a score of 96.9. They became the first color guard in Florida to be crowned champions in the Scholastic World Class. In 2012, they again earned the Scholastic World Championship title with their show "Project Innocence", derived from the Innocence Project, earning a 95.5. That year they became the first Scholastic World Guard to take home the Fans’ Favorite Award in Dayton, Ohio at the 2012 WGI World Championships. In 2009 and 2011 the Flanagan World Guard received the Bronze Medal at World Championships. Most the Flanagan World Guard earned the Silver Medal in 2013; the Flanagan World Guard has won the South Florida Winter Guard Association World Class Championship every year since their promotion to World Class in 2003 The Flanagan High School Wind Orchestra competed at the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Flanagan Wind Orchestra was awarded the highest honor of Grand Champion, was recognized with the “Honor Award” for exceptional achievement as a superior performance group.
Flanagan received the “Judge’s Award” in recognition of Outstanding Woodwinds and Percussion in Concert Performance. This was the ensemble's first year attending the Grand NAI; the Flanagan Wind Orchestra had won the 2009 National Adjudicator's Invitational in Washington, DC. Flanagan High School is the 2007 national champion of the NJROTC National Academic and Drill Championships; the Flanagan NJROTC Competition Team defeated the 10-time national champion Flour Bluff High School from Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2012, The Flanagan High School NJROTC Competition Team won the NJROTC National Championship in 2013 achieved a back to back championship by winning the U. S. Navy's first virtual national championship competition. State Champions: At the start of the 2011-2012 school year, the total student enrollment was 3,164; the ethnic makeup of the school was 19.8% White, 26.3% Black, 45.7% Hispanic, 4.92% Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.41% Native American, 2.68% Multiracial. Nick Turnbull, Former NFL player for Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bangels.
And GQ model Medha Gandhi, Co-Host of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran Morning Show & Great grand daughter of Mohandas K. Gandhi Lil Pump, rapper/music artist Bridget Carey, CNET Senior Editor Cary Williams, attended the school for two years - Cornerback, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks Conroy Black, attended the school for two years - Cornerback, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs. Named one of the fastest football players in the nation on the annual Heisman Pundit list. Conceited, battle rapper and Wild'N Out cast member J. D. Martinez, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli, first baseman, a free agent Jim Alers, Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship Alia Atkinson, Olympic swimmer representing Jamaica and two time world record holder. Robert Love and Director of Engineering at Google Ramiele Malubay, American Idol contestant, 2007 Eric Alejandro, representing Puerto Rico in the 2012 Olympics Engineering / Physical Sciences & Technology Business / Management / Entrepreneurship Public / Human Services Medical / Biological Sciences Arts / Communications Educational/ UTAP Culinary Official website
Broward County Public Schools
Broward County Public Schools, a public school district serving Broward County, Florida, is the sixth largest public school system in the nation. During the 2016–2017 school year, Broward County Public Schools served 271,517 students enrolled in 327 schools and education centers district wide; the district is headquartered in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The current Superintendent of schools is Robert Runcie; the members of the school board, which oversee the district, are as follows: District 1 – Ann Murray District 2 – Patricia Good District 3 – Heather Brinkworth District 4 – Lori Alhadeff District 5 – Rosalind Osgood District 6 – Laurie Rich Levinson District 7 – Nora Rupert At Large – Donna Korn At Large – Robin Bartleman Student Advisor to the Board - Beau Simon Assistant Student Advisor to the Board - Omar Rodriguez On February 14th, 2018, a former student opened fire at a Broward school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. Superintendent Robert Runcie and the School Board have faced criticism for their handling of policies and the lack of guidance assisted to the shooter.
Many have called for the Superintendent to be ousted over a diversionary program, PROMISE, that he enacted in Broward County. In April 2018, student Kenneth Preston revealed an investigation into an $800 million dollar bond for safety and building projects that the school board had not carried out efficiently. On February 13th, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis made an announcement alongside families of victims killed in the shooting that he had petitioned a statewide grand jury investigation based in Broward County. During the 2016–2017 academic school year, the District served 271,205 students; the district covers a total of 286 institutions: 138 elementary schools, 43 middle schools, 33 high schools, 16 adult/vocational schools, 16 centers, 56 charter schools. Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy WBEC-TV WKPX List of school districts in Florida Broward County Public Schools