Author, TV Commentator Gets Serious with Educators and Parents

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 9, 2014

 Nationally known educator Dr. Steve Perry visited Suncoast High School recently and told the hundreds of people in attendance that they each had a responsibility in the academic success of students in Palm Beach County public schools. The principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet Academy in Hartford, Connecticut is also a frequent contributor to CNN, MSNBC,…

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Spanish River High Accepts Superintendent’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 9, 2014

Spanish River High School Principal William Latson along with the senior Class of 2015 and the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) took the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge after being challenged by Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. The brave group challenged the rest of the school faculty and as many students to raise as much funds for this…

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Polo Park Middle School Science Teacher Receives District Award

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 5, 2014

Ryan Smith, a science teacher at Polo Park Middle School in Wellington, is this year’s recipient of the Palm Beach County Science Educators (PBCSEA) Teacher of the Year Award. Each year the PBCSEA recognizes excellent science teachers in both elementary and secondary science with awards from each of the following categories: Award of Promise (teachers with…

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Atlantic High Principal Appointed to National Committee

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 5, 2014

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has selected Atlantic Community High School Principal Anthony Lockhart to participate as a member in the standing committee of principals for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card.  NAEP has been congressionally mandated to assess what students know and can do in…

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Gove Elementary Recognized by Autism Speaks

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 4, 2014

The 2014 Palm Beach Walk Now for Autism Speaks had over 7,500 participants and 216 teams — including 44 school teams. To date, the effort has raised more than $373,944, with the school teams alone raising approximately $41,000. Gove Elementary School raised $2,978 for the event. As the fourth top fundraising school in Palm Beach County, Gove was recognized with the 2014…

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Boca Raton and Spanish River High Students Win AP Global Challenge

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 27, 2014

Students from Boca Raton and Spanish River high schools were recently recognized by the school board for winning first and third place in the inaugural AP Global Challenge. The Boca Raton team took home first place, with each student receiving a $5,000 scholarship. Spanish River students tied for third place and also received a scholarship valued at $1,000. The AP…

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The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Receives Grant from AT&T

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 27, 2014

The School Board of Palm Beach County recently recognized AT&T for their support of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. AT&T gave a $50,000 grant to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education at Carver Middle School and Atlantic Community High School. This grant will be used to provide students with opportunities to make real world connections through hands-on learning, as…

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Captain Irving Takes Verde Elementary Students to a Trip Around the World

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 27, 2014

Verde Elementary teachers were surprised upon their return to school when they received the visit of a very special guest.  Captain Barrington Irving, a National Geographic Explorer and founder of the nonprofit  Experience Aviation, spoke with them about his life experiences  and his upcoming virtual field trip.  In 2007, Barrington set a Guiness World record…

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Royal Palm Beach High Students Attend National Competition

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 26, 2014

Seven students from the Royal Palm Beach High School F.B.L.A. Club participated in the F.B.L.A. National Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 29 – July 3, 2014.   At the state competition in April, held in Orlando, Nandan Patel placed first in his division, Health Care Management, and Melanie Deoroop placed second, also in Health Care…

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Geography Journal Publishes Work of District Employee

By Julie Houston Trieste | August 26, 2014

The National Council of Geography Educators has chosen Dr. Donna Goldstein’s article in the Journal of Geography “Integrating GIS in the Middle School Curriculum: Impacts on Diverse Students’ Standardized Test Scores” as the Best Secondary Teaching Article for 2014. Dr. Donna Goldstein is the GIS Coordinator for Palm Beach County School District.She manages the Geographic…

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