Posts by Nneka Nnolim

District Recognizes Celebrate Literacy Week, January 22-26

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The Just Read, Florida! Office and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), in partnership with other FDOE offices, school districts, state organizations and agencies, are joining forces for the 10th annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, scheduled for the week of January 22-26. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers,…

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Want to be Debt Free After College? Get Some Tips at Upcoming Workshop

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High school juniors, seniors, and their parents are encouraged to attend a valuable workshop on January 23, where information will be available on financial aid and scholarships to help make college affordable and hopefully debt free. Information will also be available about Palm Beach State College’s programs, dual enrollment, and admissions. WHAT: Debt Free College…

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State Shines a Light on Quality of Elementary School’s Library

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Sandpiper Shores Elementary School was recently designated as a Florida Power Library School, acknowledging the excellence of its library media program. The school is the only one in Palm Beach County, and one of just seven in the state to obtain the recognition. The Florida Power Library Schools Award (FPLS) is sponsored by the Florida…

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District Partners With Palm Beach County Cares to Support Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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The School District of Palm Beach County has joined a group of community organizations, agencies, elected officials, and business leaders who are collaborating to support hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Called Palm Beach County Cares, the collective is distributing an official listing provided by the Office of the Governor of…

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Curriculum and Instruction Quality in Palm Beach County Schools Validated by STEM Certification

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Three schools achieved STEM Certification during the 2016-2017 school year, the first year of the certification process. The schools, Diamond View Elementary, Grassy Waters Elementary, and Poinciana Elementary, received the certification after undergoing a rigorous review process assessing their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) proficiency against four critical benchmarks: • Focus on STEM Mission…

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