Broward County Public Schools announces hurricane make-up days

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 12/2 4:29A Amanda Batchelor
Broward County Public Schools confirmed Friday that two previously scheduled early release days will be regular school days to make up for the days students missed school during hurricane season. Full-day schedules will be implemented for...

This Week in South Florida Full Episode: November 27, 2022

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/27 6:14A Michael Putney, Glenna Milberg
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg welcome Broward School Board Chair Lori Alhadeff, Broward Schools Superintendent Vickie Cartwright, Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, and Feeding South...

This Week in South Florida: Vickie Cartwright

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/27 5:25A Michael Putney, Glenna Milberg
Broward County’s embattled schools superintendent arrived on the job to a district in chaos. There was a scathing grand jury report, her predecessor had been charged with perjury and eventually almost half of her bosses on the school board were...

This Week in South Florida: Lori Alhadeff

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/27 5:00A Glenna Milberg, Michael Putney
Last week brought big changes to the direction of South Florida schools, and for Broward County in particular. Newly-voter-elected board members were sworn in to replace interim members appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and among the first...

Miami-Dade school board swears in two more candidates backed by DeSantis

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/22 7:45A Glenna Milberg, Ryan Mackey
The Miami-Dade County School Board announced the appointment of two new board members, Roberto Alonso and Monica Colucci, on Tuesday. Alonso, 43, will succeed Chairwoman Perla Tabares Hantman, who announced in April that she would resign. Alonso,...

Ron DeSantis appoints new member to Miami-Dade school board

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/21 4:11P David Dwork
Florida Gov. Ron Desantis has appointed a new member of the Miami-Dade County School Board. DeSantis announced the appointment of Daniel Espino to school board on Monday. Espino will replace Christi Fraga, who is heading into a runoff election...

This Week in South Florida: Sarah Leonardi and Kevin Tynan

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/20 5:27A Michael Putney
The Broward County School Board is in a state of turmoil and has been for several months. It started with a grand jury report that accused five board members of neglect of duty. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended them and appointed, altogether,...

Broward school board fires Superintendent Vickie Cartwright

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/14 3:36P Terrell Forney, Andrea Torres
The Broward County School Board voted five to four on Monday night to fire Superintendent Vickie L. Cartwright. Gov. Ron DeSantis’s five appointees swiftly pushed her out during the public meeting. Daniel Foganholi brought the motion forward....

Sen. Sasse wins final vote to be next U of Florida president

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/9 9:12A Curt Anderson, Associated Press
Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse won final approval Wednesday to become the 13th president of the University of Florida, capping a swift and sometimes contentious process. Sasse, a Republican, was confirmed for the post by the state university system...

Eco-Hero finalist: Meet Sienna Robertson

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 11/3 12:00A Kristi Krueger
All this week, we’ve been introducing you to Local10's five Eco-Hero finalists. They’re kids already making a difference in their schools and communities, and one of these middle schoolers will be named our 2022 Eco-Hero. They will be traveling...

Broward schools superintendent defends her job

WPLG Local 10 News (Education) 10/25 4:35A Hatzel Vela, Andrea Torres, Terr
Broward Schools Superintendent Vickie Cartwright has only been on the job since February and she was already having to defend her job on Tuesday. In her recent 33-page self-evaluation, Cartwright...
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