| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:26 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:33 PM
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.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 11:25 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:15 PM
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.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:34 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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...