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School Board Opts to Promote from Within, Conduct Internal Search for New Superintendent

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The School District of Palm Beach County’s next superintendent will be selected from within the District’s current employee ranks, with the goal of naming a new leader by Spring Break, School Board members decided Wednesday. Board members unanimously agreed that an internal candidate was best positioned to continue the progress made under the School District’s…

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“Teach the Flu a Lesson” with These Prevention Tips

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While there is no indication of an increase in flu activity in any Palm Beach County school, it is still important to take precautions to stay healthy and practice proper measures to prevent acquiring and spreading the illness during the flu season. The Palm Beach County Health Department works directly with District schools to educate…

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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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West Boca Raton Community High School Wind Ensemble Invited to Perform at Prestigious National Music Festival

West Boca Raton Community High School’s Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the 2018 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, the nation’s most prestigious festival for scholastic musical ensembles.  The 27th annual festival will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 15 – 17, 2018. The West Boca Wind Ensemble, under the…

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Public Invited to Review Instructional Materials Being Recommended for District Adoption for K-12 Science

The Instructional Materials Department is providing an opportunity for public viewing of all programs chosen by adoption committees for K-12 Science courses during the 2018-2019 school year. Materials can be accessed online or in print at the District Support Center, located at 1400 N. Florida Mango Road, in West Palm Beach.  Digital access to information…

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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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