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Want to be Debt Free After College? Get Some Tips at Upcoming Workshop

By Nneka Nnolim | January 18, 2018

High school juniors, seniors, and their parents are encouraged to attend a valuable workshop on January 23, where information will be available on financial aid and scholarships to help make college affordable and hopefully debt free. Information will also be available about Palm Beach State College’s programs, dual enrollment, and admissions. WHAT: Debt Free College…

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Here are Six Reasons Why You Khan, and You Should

By Jordan Barenburg | January 18, 2018

A recent partnership between the online tutorial site Khan Academy and College Board has yielded some substantial early results. A recent national study of 250,000 students who used the program for 20 hours showed a 115 point increase between their initial PSAT and their official SAT scores, leaving College Board to say that they “believe…

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Board Approves New Boundary for Odyssey MS, Answers Available to Frequently Asked Questions

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 17, 2018

The School Board has voted to approve a boundary change for students who are currently zoned for Odyssey Middle School. The changes will take effect in the 2018-2019 school year, and the Odyssey campus will be repurposed as South Tech Academy. Residences that were in the boundary for Odyssey Middle School will now be assigned…

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[See My Success]: Students Honored for Their Recognition of King’s Legacy

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 12, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and his message of equality, and three Western Pines Middle School students were honored for their ability to articulate their vision of his Dream during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Scholarship Breakfast held at the Palm Beach County Convention…

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

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

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | January 10, 2018

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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School District Schedules Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day For February 2

By Nneka Nnolim | January 10, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Friday, February 2, and encourages businesses and organizations throughout Palm Beach County to show students how their classroom lessons apply in the workplace. For nearly 25 years, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program has…

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Job Fair Planned for Thursday to Hire 25 to 30 Bus Drivers

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 9, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County Transportation Services Department is seeking to hire at least 25 to 30 individuals to enter its school bus driver training program to ultimately become school bus drivers. In order to meet this need, a job fair will be held Thursday, January 11 at  3376 Summit Blvd. in West Palm…

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K-12 Science Programs Being Recommended for the 2018-2019 School Year

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 9, 2018

The Instructional Materials Department is announcing the K-12 Science Programs being recommended for District adoption.   Student Editions from all companies being recommended for adoption are available for public to review in print at our School District support center. The School District understands that community input is vital to the success of choosing the best possible…

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See My Success: Former South Intensive Student Turns Life Around, Shares Story

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 8, 2018

Nine years ago Blake Carter was facing a life that by all accounts was doomed. At age 12 he began smoking, drinking and hanging out late. That behavior led him to handcuffs, being charged as an adult for sexual assault. “I didn’t even know what that was,” Carter says. Flash forward and 23-year-old Carter stands…

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[Video]: Mentor, Adult Volunteers Lend Time to Help Jupiter Students Achieve Success

By Julie Houston Trieste | January 8, 2018

It’s National Mentor Month, but for Edna Runner, who leads the after-school center in Jupiter that bears her name, mentoring more than a month-long dedication. It’s a passion that she has shared with students from many generations – children, parents and grandparents. With the help of adult volunteers, 107 students visit the Edna W. Runner…

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