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District’s Graduation Rate Once Again Exceeds State, Large School Districts

The graduation rate for District-operated schools for the 2016-2017 school year is 90 percent.

The School District of Palm Beach County’s graduation rate for the 2016-2017 school year reached a historic high mark, ranking first among Florida’s large, urban school districts and exceeding the state’s graduation rate for the Class of 2017, according to figures released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education. The graduation rate for District-operated schools…

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[VIDEO]: See My Success – Royal Palm Beach High School Student Beats Cancer, Pursues Dream of Becoming a Doctor

Royal Palm Beach High School students learn bedside manner in the school's medical academy.

For Kristina Michel of Royal Palm Beach Community High School, being a student in the school’s medical academy carries an extra special meaning. Diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of 3, Kristina underwent surgery to remove her right eye. As she must continuously undergo check-ups to ensure the cancer doesn’t return in her other eye,…

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“Jungle” Bells: District Partners With Lion Country Safari to Bring Chimps and Cheer to Classrooms

The School District of Palm Beach County partnered with Lion Country Safari to bring the "Christmas With the Chimps" event to local classrooms.

Elementary students across Palm Beach County recently took part in a unique, STEM-based holiday activity, as the School District partnered with Lion Country Safari to bring the annual “Christmas With the Chimps” event to local classrooms. Students in grades K-5 created holiday enrichment packages for the chimpanzees at Lion Country Safari, wrapping gifts of toys,…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Conniston Middle School Science Teacher Named PBCSD’s Teacher of the Week

Conniston Middle School teacher Stephanie Killingsworth poses with her I.B. Science students after being named PBCSD's Teacher of the Week on December 7, 2017.

Conniston Middle School International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Science teacher Stephanie Killingsworth’s lessons extend well beyond her classroom, the school campus, and even national borders. These lessons, and a dedication to her students that knows no boundaries, are what earned Ms. Killingsworth the honor of being named the School District of Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the…

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#ThankATeacherPBC: Palm Beach Gardens HS English Teacher Named Teacher of the Week for PBCSD

Mr. Seth Erstein of Palm Beach Gardens High School poses with his students after being named the District's #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week.

The surprise on Seth Erstein’s face was unmistakable this morning, as representatives from the School District of Palm Beach County and ValuTeachers Team SoBetter joined the Palm Beach Gardens High School administration in recognizing him as the District’s #ThankATeacherPBC Teacher of the Week. Mr. Erstein was nominated for the Teacher of the Week award by…

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District Teachers Selected for Notable Equity Fellowship

Seven people lined up for the picture

Seven teachers from the School District of Palm Beach County have been selected to participate in the Teachers For Equity (T4E) Fellowship launched by The Business Innovation Factory (BIF). Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the fellowship’s purpose is to support the spread of equitable practices within schools. The teachers…

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