School Board Approves Lawsuit Against State Over House Bill 7069

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | September 27, 2017

Palm Beach County School Board members on Wednesday approved filing a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Education and the state Board of Education, challenging the constitutionality of legislation passed in June that is expected to cost the School District of Palm Beach County as much as $230 million over the next decade from its…

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School Board Approves Make-Up Days for Hurricane Irma

By Nneka Nnolim | September 27, 2017

School Board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days – October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 – were presented to the School Board for approval at Wednesday’s regular Board meeting, and approved as…

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Role Models Across Palm Beach County Answer the Call to Take Their Child to School

By Jordan Barenburg | September 27, 2017

Thousands of fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other male role models were asked to take their children to school Wednesday morning as part of a statewide effort to promote men being an active presence in students lives, and they answered that call loud and clear.   Across Palm Beach County, fathers and positive male figures accompanied…

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Dwyer High Finance Academy Students Got Some Real World Financial Experience — and it was a BIG Deal

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | September 26, 2017

Students from William T. Dwyer High School’s Finance Academy witnessed first–hand a transaction of $115 million Tuesday morning, completed through a bidding process that involved some of the largest banking institutions in the world. In a few years, some Dwyer alumni may be joining their ranks. James Goughary, a senior at Dwyer, has plans on…

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School Board to Consider Make-Up Days for Hurricane Irma

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | September 26, 2017

Three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County have been proposed as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days – October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 – will be presented to the School Board for approval at Wednesday’s regular Board meeting. All Palm Beach County…

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[VIDEO]: See My Success – Olympic Heights High School Student Sets Her Sights on Becoming an Astronaut

By Jennifer Deshazo | September 25, 2017

Olympic Heights Community High School senior Kaylee Cunningham thrives on challenging herself.  She holds a 4.0 GPA, serves as Co-President of the Math National Honor Society, has played on the basketball team, and won the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for a mobile app she designed to teach math. As if that weren’t enough, Kaylee is…

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School District Has 60 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for 2018

By Nneka Nnolim | September 22, 2017

The School District of Palm Beach County has 60 semifinalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, allowing them to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring. About 1.6 million high school juniors entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National…

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Lake Park ES Receives $10,000 Donation from Burlington to Celebrate Store Opening

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 22, 2017

Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, will be at Lake Park Elementary School Friday to present the school with a $10,000 check to directly fund needed supplies in each classroom. The check presentation is part of the grand opening celebration for Burlington’s new store on Northlake Blvd. in Lake Park this weekend. Representatives…

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#ThankATeacherPBC Thursday: Suncoast Teacher Honored for Providing Lifelong Financial Lessons for Students

By Julie Houston Trieste | September 21, 2017

Suncoast High School’s personal finance lessons teachers are adding up the accolades while also teaching important life-long lessons in financial literacy. The school has been named as a top 100 and top 10 large school for the Best W!se High Schools teaching personal finance. The program, sponsored by the Voya Foundation, provides a curriculum and…

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School Information Whenever, Wherever with District Mobile App

By Kathy Burstein (Communications) | September 20, 2017

Everything you want to know about your child’s school experience can now be found whenever, wherever.  The School District of Palm Beach County is launching a new mobile app for handheld devices that will access information like Edline grades, view the District’s approved calendar, and feature options to make school payments or get push notifications…

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