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Dr. Avossa: Focus on Student Potential

Image showing jail cell and the text: Unlocking Potential; You can be the key

By Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D. My childhood relocation from Italy in the early 1970’s could have easily made me a student who succumbed to the risk, storm, and stress that many children face every day. As such, I have committed myself to a hypervigilance about understanding the why and how students drift away from…

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Friday is the Last Day to Apply for District Choice Programs

Photo showing five Boca Raton Middle School students at the Showcase of Schools 2016 event

Friday, January 27 is the last day to apply for a seat in one of the School District of Palm Beach County’s 300-plus Choice and Career Options programs. The District’s Choice program offerings include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), biomedical sciences, dance and theater, International Baccalaureate, finance, IT,…

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HBCU and HSI Recruitment Tour Comes to Palm Beach County, January 24-25

Group of students in graduation caps and gowns.

The District’s annual Historically Black College-University and Hispanic Serving Institution (HBCU & HSI) Recruitment Tour is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Recruiters will be available to interview college-ready seniors. In the past, many students have received on-the-spot admission…

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District’s Graduation Rate Outperforms State, Large School Districts

The School District of Palm Beach County had the highest graduation rate of Florida’s large, urban school districts for the 2015-2016 school year, and the District also exceeded the state’s graduation rate for the last school year, according to figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. The District’s graduation rate of 82.3 percent…

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VIDEO: Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child

Motivational coach in front of a class of students

When it comes to the tools that students need for success, people traditionally think in terms of materials – pencils, pens, paper, computers and other technology. But research shows there is another component that is just as important for ensuring student success: Giving students the tools they need for social and emotional well-being. Creating a…

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VIDEO: Title I schools receive needed school supplies from Publix, United Way of Palm Beach County

Volunteers loading boxes of school supplies onto a U-Haul truck

Thanks to the generosity of Publix and customers throughout Palm Beach County that donated money to the “Tools for Schools” campaign, Title I schools received thousands of boxes of notebooks, pencils, crayons and other supplies to help stock classrooms throughout the School District of Palm Beach County. Principals, teachers and other school leaders lined up…

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Thirteen Palm Beach County Schools Recognized as Models of Positive Behavior Support

Several District schools have been recognized as model schools by Florida’s Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project for the 2015-16 school year, for their efforts in implementing the School-wide Positive Behavior Support system (SwPBS). To be eligible to become a model school, schools had to demonstrate how they implement the SwPBS initiative, and outline the…

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