Palm Beach County Schools

NOT READY: I-Ready No Longer Required Homework In Palm Beach County

BY: Andrew Colton Editor/Publisher BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District late Monday told BocaNewsNow.com that controversial computer learning tool “I-Ready” will not be mandated for homework use. The statement was made after BocaNewsNow.com reported growing concern throughout the school district about I-Ready’s lack of mobile device accessibility and a long…

BAD MOVE: Palm Beach Schools’ Expensive I-Ready Nightmare

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UPDATE: August 29, 2016: Major update to this story. Please click here. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Parents attending “curriculum night” this week at schools throughout Palm Beach County learned a stunning fact: The School District’s highly publicized “I-Ready” program — for which it is paying $5.6 Million — is incompatible with iPads, Android Tablets,…

Palm Beach Schools To Unveil Online Learning With Unfortunate Name

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We don’t mean to be mean, but Palm Beach County School District’s latest foray into online learning may need quick rebranding.  “I-Ready” sounds like something spoken by kids in need of grammatical help. “Are you ready for lunch? I ready!”  “Are you ready for a great day at school?” “Yes,…

Olympic Heights High School Drops To A “B”, Other Boca Schools Keep “A” Rating

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The State Department of Education has a funny way of releasing information late on Fridays. For fans of the “West Wing,” Friday is “Take Out The Trash Day.”  While the Friday public release may make sense when you look at some of the grades, Boca fared well overall — the…

More Local Oversight For PBC Schools In Boca

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District) — – The reorganization of the School District of Palm Beach County’s Regional offices took effect July 1, a move that provides more direct support and resources to each of the District’s schools staff and students. With this reorganization, the District has moved from five…

IT’S OFFICIAL: New Principals For Several Area Schools

The Palm Beach County School District is announcing several principal changes for the upcoming school year. Pictured, above, are the leaders named in the press release, below.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District) — Schools with new principals for the 2016-2017 school year include: Acreage Pines Elementary School – Darline Karbowski Boca Raton Community High School – Dr. Suzanne King Calusa Elementary School – Dianne Rivelli-Schreiber William T. Dwyer High School – Joe DePasquale Everglades Elementary School – Dwan…

Waters Edge Elementary Principal Leaving To Head Calusa

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Waters Edge principal Diane Rivelli-Schreiber is leaving the top ranked elementary school in West Boca for the top spot at Calusa Elementary. Calusa, long considered one of the top schools in Palm Beach County, was surpassed by both Morkami Elementary and Waters Edge in a recent review of testing scores.…

SOURCES: Saturnia Isles To Be Rezoned, No Longer Attend Waters Edge Elementary

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UPDATE 7:42p June 1: The Palm Beach County School District says this is “incorrect,” however we have learned the longtime agreement is in fact scheduled to conclude — even if it does not lead to immediate change.  Expect an update. Note: this article has been updated to distinguish between gifted and non-gifted elementary programs. BOCA…

TAXING: PBC Schools May Seek Sales Tax Increase

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County Schools) —  Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D., will begin exploring a partnership with Palm Beach County, municipalities and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council to seek a sales tax that will fund critical infrastructure improvements and support important cultural institutions throughout the county. Board members asked Dr. Avossa…

WAY TO GO! Eagles Landing Middle School Counselor Wins Statewide Award

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District) — The Florida School Counselor Association honored two School District of Palm Beach County counselors for their outstanding work with students and their contributions to their profession. Lance Gondek, a middle school counselor working with seventh grade students at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca…