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Tue Oct 21 16:00:02 CDT 2014

  Allamanda Elementary School to Host Ribbon Cutting  Event for New Ben Carson Reading Room   WHAT: Ben Carson Reading Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 8:30 a.m. WHO: Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and Candy Carson, Co-Founder of the Carson Scholars Fund WHERE: Allamanda Elementary School10300 Alamanda Dr., Palm Beach Gardens, FL PHOTO/VIDEO OPPS: Photograph... Read more »

DELRAY BEACH, FL - The U.S. Department of Education named Morikami Park Elementary School a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This year, Morikami Park Elementary is only one of nine schools in Florida to receive this prestigious designation. The Blue Ribbon award is considered by some to be the highest honor an American... Read more »

Millions of people have seen noted educator, author, and speaker, Dr. Steve Perry, giving his reports as an education contributor for CNN, MSNBC, and on TVONE?s docudrama, Save My Son. On Thursday, August 28, Palm Beach County residents will be able to see the man who has come to be known as America?s Most Trusted... Read more »

WHAT: Local Student Donates Uniforms and Equipment to Lake Shore Middle Baseball Team WHEN: Wednesday, August 27 at 2:30 P.M. LOCATION:  Lake Shore Middle School – 425 West Canal Street North, Belle Glade, FL 33430 Background information Lake Shore Middle School’s Baseball team will have uniforms and equipment donated by a student from Polo Park... Read more »

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has released the FY2014 Summer End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment results for Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology 1, and U.S. History. In July of 2014, 1,894 students took the EOC Algebra 1 testing the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC). Because a limited number of students took the Geometry, Biology 1,... Read more »

Palm Beach County teachers traveled this summer to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to bring back lessons for their students. Three teachers received scholarships from The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews to Facing History in Brookline, Mass. for their annual seminar. The three teachers that participated are, Michael Klein of Olympic... Read more »

To provide strategies to increase involvement of the community in our children?s education, the School District of Palm Beach County, with the sponsorship or Pearson Education, presents ?Revolutionizing Education In America? by Dr. Steve Perry. When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 Where: Suncoast Auditorium, 1717 Avenue S., Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Time: 6 p.m. to 8... Read more »

For the second consecutive year, Four Seasons Active Adult Community at Delray Beach reached out to the Palm Beach County School District to find an area elementary school in need of donations of school supplies.  Four Seasons is a Delray Beach active adult community that prides itself on continuously giving back to the community through... Read more »


Mindy Haas was recently elected to a two year term as President of the Florida PTA. Florida PTA is the largest statewide volunteer organization working exclusively on behalf of children and youth. Founded in 1921 as a branch of the 6 million member National PTA, Florida PTA is made up of approximately 1,400 local units... Read more »


Students from Boca Raton Community High School have won first place in the inaugural AP Global Challenge, a College Board pilot program that encourages Advanced Placement students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and connect their knowledge and skills to address globally relevant challenges through research, innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving. Additionally, a... Read more »

School board member joins big-city school district leaders in nation?s capital as part of district?s ongoing commitment to boosting support for all students to succeed   Today, the School District of Palm Beach County and other 59 urban school districts from across the country joined President Barack Obama to pledge to improve the academic and... Read more »

The Florida PTA Annual Leadership/Convention was held July 11-13, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida.  The Palm Beach County Council of PTA/PTSA was represented by board members Sandy Roth, Wendy Corso Ruud, Tara Vanner, Dennis Roetzel,  ?Laura Fellman, ?Jen Martinez, Kay M. Stagray and Mindy Haas?.? Over 60 representatives from 21 local PTA units were in attendance. The... Read more »

Join us for a day of shopping, sharing, and supporting the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The Gardens Mall will donate 5% of the day?s logged sales to the Education Foundation to support K-12 public education in Palm Beach County. In order for a donation to be credited to... Read more »

The School District has partnered with Florida Training Services to provide Pre-Apprenticeship programs that introduce students to the construction trades by using a multi-trade curriculum that included aspects of: Plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry, and Electrical. The location of this program is The Historical West Tech Campus located in Belle Glade, FL.  On June 24, 2014 the... Read more »

Royal Palm Beach High School has been selected among the three winners of the National Organizations for Youth Safety/ Allstate Act Out Loud “Safety Rally” nationwide contest. The winners to receive $2,000 in prizes include: ? Cookeville High School (Cookeville, Tenn.) ? Red Bay High School (Red Bay, Ala.) ? Royal Palm Beach High School (Royal... Read more »

The Annual Beginning Teacher of the Year and Mentor Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony took place at Fulton-Holland Education Services Center. The Department of Professional Development and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County hosted the event in support of first year teachers and mentors. The awards were presented to elementary, middle, and high... Read more »


Cecilia Pan, from Atlantic Community High School, received the Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award for superior community service and achievement. Hamilton Awards are given annually by The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association of Seattle, Washington. Winners receive a scholarship, commemorative certificates, memorabilia, and acceptance to the Hamilton Leaders Academy. The purpose of the Award is to... Read more »

South Intensive Transition School launched two successful programs in partnership with the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. this past year called Project ALERT and Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND). Project ALERT is a middle school age appropriate substance abuse prevention curriculum proven effective in reducing experimentation among teens, and in reducing... Read more »

Dianne Howard, Director of Risk and Benefits Management, has been named the 2014 Benefit Manager of the Year by Business Insurance, a national magazine which serves business executives involved in insurance purchasing and administration. The Benefit Manager of the Year award was created in 2005 to recognize excellence and innovation in employee benefits management. Honorees... Read more »


Partnership With Florida Training Services To Provide Pre-Apprenticeship To Students West Palm Beach, FL, July 2, 2014 – The School District has partnered with Florida Training Services to provide Pre-Apprenticeship programs that introduce students to construction trades such as: Welding, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing.  The location of this program is The Historical North Tech... Read more »