Gov. Scott Makes Change to Assessments, Recommends More

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 18, 2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  has announced changes to standardized assessment testing in the state’s public schools. Scott is expected to sign an executive order to immediately suspend the 11th grade statewide English Language Arts  (ELA) exam until a law can be enacted to permanently eliminate the exam. Also recommended is the elimination of statewide final…

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District, FAU Team Up To Mentor Future Elementary School Teachers

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 18, 2015

The Palm Beach County School District and Florida Atlantic University have teamed up for a mentoring program that will help shape the future of teaching in Palm Beach County. “We’ve never been involved in a study like this so this is very exciting,” said Dr. Gina Stafford, the district’s Performance Standards Manager who will be…

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STEM Leader’s Presentation on How to “Put the Sizzle in STEM” Now Online

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 16, 2015

Dr. Cindy Moss, director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, served as a featured speaker at the School District of Palm Beach County 2015 Ignite the Future Technology Conference Monday, February 16. STEM traditionally stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but Moss approaches it differently. “STEM equals students and teachers energizing minds,” Moss…

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Palm Beach Lakes Students Write Bill To Protect Children from Second-Hand Smoke

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 16, 2015

A group of Palm Beach Lakes High School students are working together to protect children, while also trying their hand as lawmakers thanks to an innovative partnership between the Palm Beach County school district and some of the local state legislators. The students proposed what they called the “Let the Children Breathe Act.” The act…

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Middle School Students Compete in Robotics Extravaganza

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 12, 2015

Middle school students from 19 Palm Beach County public middle schools tested their engineering and problem solving skills this past weekend in Boca Raton as they squared off in the Palm Beach County School District’s 13th Annual Middle School Afterschool Program Robotics Extravaganza. The Extravaganza, which is part of the national First Lego League robotics…

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Bus Drivers Wanted: Job Fair February 18

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 11, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Transportation Services department will hold a job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 18 to hire drivers to transport approximately 58,000 students each day to Palm Beach County schools. The job fair is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Transportation Facility, 3376 Summit Blvd., West Palm…

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Jupiter High Student Builds Outdoor Classroom for Lake Park Elementary

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 11, 2015

One Jupiter High School senior loves the environment and children so much that she has invested countless hours of blood, sweat and tears to create a lasting legacy that will teach  the youngsters of one Palm Beach County public school about nature long after she goes on to college. “I am so unbelievably proud of…

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District Recognizes Career and Technical Education Month

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 8, 2015

This month the Palm Beach County school district is celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month, recognizing all of the career academies and classes giving students industry certification and other skills for careers ranging from medical to automotive mechanics and the culinary industry. As the district celebrates the accomplishments of the thousands of Palm Beach…

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Board Begins Negotiations with Search Firm, Votes to Include Advisory Committee in Superintendent Search

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 6, 2015

The School District of Palm Beach County Board held its fourth Special Meeting to discuss the search for a new superintendent Wednesday. After hearing from three potential search firms interested in assisting in the recruitment of a new superintendent, the Board has decided to begin negotiations with the firm Ray and Associates. The School Board…

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Schools’ Food Services Continue to Improve Quality, Standards

By Julie Houston Trieste | February 6, 2015

The health, safety and security of students are the top priority of the Palm Beach County school district. The district is aware that some services facilities received unsatisfactory inspections by the Palm Beach County Health Department and those reports are being cited in a local news report. While the cases cited in the news report…

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