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  • What's new in Palm Beach County schools

    What's new in Palm Beach County schools
    Summer fun is over, and school is back in session. But there are plenty of new and exciting things in Palm Beach County public schools this year, including GPS-equipped buses, charter schools and extended hours. An an estimated 183,000 students return...
  • Three incumbents win in Palm Beach County School Board race

    Three incumbents win in Palm Beach County School Board race
    Three incumbents will return to the Palm Beach County School Board, and they will be joined by a newcomer to be determined. School Board members Debra Robinson, Karen Brill and Marcia Andrews were all elected to another four-year term Tuesday. In...
  • From segregation to Save The Music

    From segregation to Save The Music
    LAKE WORTH Willie Pyfrom has little patience for the politicians who want to rid classrooms of music. At 78, he has taught band in Palm Beach County classrooms for 54 years. And he points to what he has produced, from some of the poorest communities...
  • Parents brainstorm ways to educate black students

    Parents brainstorm ways to educate black students
    RIVIERA BEACH — With the shooting of an 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., on their minds, about 50 parents gathered at Suncoast High School on Tuesday to brainstorm the best ways to educate African-American boys who they say are too often mislabeled...
  • PB teachers union picks new president

    The Palm Beach County teachers union may finally have a new president and vice president. School psychologist Kathi Gundlach handily defeated former president Debra Wilhelm while middle school teacher William (Bill) Rizzo edged special needs teacher...
  • Private college advisers expand their reach in South Florida

    An increasingly complicated and expensive college admissions process has spawned a growing industry in South Florida: college advisers and ancillary admissions helpers, such as essay editors, test prep specialists and application consultants. The...
  • County OKs up to $20 million for new charter school

    County OKs up to $20 million for new charter school
    Palm Beach County Tuesday approved a $20 million financing deal for a new charter school, despite some commissioners' concerns that charter school companies siphon money away from other public schools. The County Commission voted in favor of allowing...
  • Broward schools plan magnet overhaul

    Broward schools plan magnet overhaul
    Five failing magnet schools soon may have new themes – or no themes at all – as the Broward School District looks for ways to improve student achievement. The School Board on Tuesday discussed a proposal to overhaul a few of the programs that...
  • Palm Beach schools won't opt out of testing

    Palm Beach schools won't opt out of testing
    Palm Beach School Board members hate high-stakes testing, but not enough to break the law. School Board members discussed a variety of options Wednesday they could take to oppose high-stakes testing, including holding parent meetings, lobbying...
  • Hurricanes pushing to keep homegrown talent in Miami

    Duke Johnson learned to play football in South Florida. Coaches from neighborhood parks taught him the game. He helped Miami Norland High win a state title. So when it came time for Johnson to decide where to play college football, he says it was a...
  • Manchester Math Lessons Focus Of Board Meeting

    MANCHESTER — The board of education heard a presentation Monday focused on the school system's mathematics curriculum and also approved a new contract for para-educators. Santosha Oliver, who oversees the science, technology, engineering, art...