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Tentative Deal Reached on Palm Beach County Teacher Salaries

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | November 29, 2017

Nearly 7,000 Palm Beach County teachers will receive a 3.5 percent raise, while more than 4,000 will receive a 2.75 percent raise, under a tentative agreement reached Wednesday evening between the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association. The proposed raises are the highest among the large urban…

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Student Artwork - Alcohol Prevention Poster Contest

8th Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster and Video Contest Deadline Extended to Friday December 8, 2017

By Jennifer Deshazo | November 29, 2017

Friday, December 8, is the new deadline for students to submit their entries for the 8th Annual Alcohol Prevention Poster and Video Contest. The contest is a collaboration between the School District of Palm Beach County’s Single School Culture Initiatives, the Department of Transportation Services, the Department of Communications & Engagement with the Palm Beach…

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teacher job fair

Teach in the Glades Job Fair Offering On the Spot Offers, Salary Supplement

By Julie Houston Trieste | November 28, 2017

The School District of Palm Beach County has an opportunity for those interested in becoming a teacher in one of its 12 Glades-area schools. During the GladesFest Teacher job fair, applicants will be hired on the spot to be in the classroom after the holidays, or obtain a contract to begin work at the start…

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Performing Arts Choice Application Deadline is Friday: Here are Five Things You Need to Know

By Jordan Barenburg | November 28, 2017

There are more than 300 Choice programs on 117 different campuses throughout Palm Beach County, giving students a tremendous range of opportunities for both experience and exposure in fields like finance, medical and law. For four of the academies that offer fine arts, encompassing music, dance and theater, however, require an extra layer to the…

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See My Success: John I. Leonard HS Medical Academy Students Win Grant to Teach CPR to Middle School Students

By Julie Houston Trieste | November 27, 2017

A group of John I. Leonard High School Medical Academy students had an idea that may just save a life. Thanks to a grant from Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank and investor Bill Meyer, they are able to take that idea on the road to educate middle school students on hands-free CPR, basic first aid and how…

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Thank A Teacher Ms. Betty Baez Kindergarten Students Married

#ThankATeacherPBC: Teacher’s Message of Love Still Resonates With Her Students Two Decades Later

By Pat Evans | November 24, 2017

The following story was submitted by Ms. Betty Baez, Kindergarten Dual Language teacher at New Horizons Elementary School. Twenty-four years ago, Ms. Baez was a kindergarten teacher at Seminole Trails Elementary School when she met two special students who would go on to leave a lasting impression on her heart.    A long time ago,…

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#ThankaTeacherPBC: Equestrian Trails ES Student Owes His Life to Quick-Thinking Teachers

By Pat Evans | November 24, 2017

Thank a Teacher took on a whole new meaning at Equestrian Trails Elementary School last week. Third-grader Kolston Moradi owes his life to two of the school’s teachers. As students filed into the dismissal room to wait for their parents to drive around for pick up, Kolston sat down on the carpet and waited to…

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Dr. Miguel Benavente works with students

[VIDEO]: #ThankATeacherPBC – A Doctor’s Journey From Migrant to M.D. Inspires Palm Beach County Students

By Pat Evans | November 23, 2017

In 1980, Miguel Benavente was one of nearly 125,000 Cuban migrants who traveled to the United States in search of a better life during the Mariel boatlift. “If you work hard, and you do what you’re supposed to do, you’re going to make your dreams come true. It doesn’t matter who you are,” he shares.…

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[VIDEO]: Teachers Get Red Carpet Treatment During TeacherFest

By Pat Evans | November 23, 2017

Hundreds of new and returning teachers descended on Park Vista Community High School for TeacherFest last Friday for an exciting, full day of orientation and learning. The teachers were greeted with an actual red carpet, flanked on each side by energetic students and cheerleaders waving pom poms. A drum line and marching band added to…

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Lake Shore Teacher Honored by Governor

By Pat Evans | November 22, 2017

Lake Shore Middle School teacher Wilehelmenia Jacobs has been honored with the Governor’s Shine Award for her work as the AVID teacher for students in grades 6-8 at the Belle Glade school. During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet in Tallahassee, Governor Rick Scott recognized Dr. Jacobs along with seven other outstanding educators. The Shine…

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