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Palm Beach County School Board

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  • 'Accountability' gets a bad rap in our public schools

    Fanatic advocates of "accountability" in education have ruined accountability in Florida's public schools. The list of culprits begins with former Gov. Jeb Bush and stretches to current Gov. Rick Scott. It includes myriad legislators and a string of...
  • Palm Beach County School Board considers opting out of high-stakes testing

    Palm Beach County School Board considers opting out of high-stakes testing
    Palm Beach County School Board members want to become the state's second school district to opt out of state-required testing, a controversial move that could jeopardize funding, athletics and students' ability to graduate. They say testing has gotten...
  • Board's decision to opt out of testing shakes education world

    Board's decision to opt out of testing shakes education world
    A Southwest Florida school board's historic vote this week to opt out from the state's standardized tests has prompted cheers, criticism and lots of questions. The Lee County School Board voted Wednesday to refuse immediately to take part in any state-...
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  • For Palm Beach County School Board: Brill, Katz, Andrews and Robinson

    District 3: Karen Brill most qualified Many Palm Beach County School Board members make an effort to be in touch with parents, teachers and political, business and civic organizations. None is more plugged in to her district than Karen Brill. The Sun...
  • PB School Board gives first OK to budget, tax rate

    PB School Board gives first OK to budget, tax rate
    Palm Beach County property owners will likely have to pay more in taxes next year to support a cash-strapped school district. The Palm Beach County School Board tentatively approved its $2.4 billion budget and tax rate Wednesday, with final approval...
  • PB School Board race has 3 incumbents, 8 new candidates

    Palm Beach County will have at least one new School Board member, and possibly up to four, before the year ends. Three incumbents are being challenged in their re-election bids, while a fourth, Jennifer Prior Brown, is stepping down, leaving an open seat...
  • Student Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach: Leave guns and drugs at home

    You don't need a cape or superpowers to fight crime — just a phone and some gumption. In 1994, seven years after being assigned to the Crime Stoppers unit of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Jim DeFago started the first Student program...
  • F-rated Boynton Beach charter school closed

    F-rated Boynton Beach charter school closed
    A long-running Boynton Beach charter school was shut down Wednesday because it received its second failing grade from the state. The Palm Beach County School Board voted Wednesday to terminate its contract with Charter School of Boynton Beach, a K-9...
  • Four file for open PB School Board seat

    Every Palm Beach County School Board member up for re-election this year will face challengers. But the most hotly contested race will be in District 4 — incumbent board member Jennifer Prior Brown will not run, leaving four candidates vying for...
  • PB School Board agrees to pay $13,000 in legal fees for fellow board member

    The Palm Beach County School Board Wednesday agreed to pay board member Jennifer Prior Brown more than $13,000 in legal fees for two ethics complaints filed against her. The Florida Ethics Commission in March dismissed the complaints, made by former...
  • Chuck Shaw, chairman, Palm Beach County School Board

    Chuck Shaw, chairman, Palm Beach County School Board
    Last week: What a story of determination, courage and a spirit to never give up! Diana Nyad gave us all something to shed a tear for. She showed us that with teamwork, courage and determination, we can achieve our goals. She taught us all to try and try...