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HVAC-R Program Earns Accreditation

May 2017

Palm Beach State College has earned a six-year accreditation from HVAC Excellence for its PSAV certificate program in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. MORE >

Pathfinders showcase the hidden wealth of our high-achieving teenagers

May 2017

If you’re looking for a simple way to become instantly inspired, humbled, and reassured about the future, here’s what you need to do. Read the nomination packets for the local teenagers applying for the annual Pathfinder Scholarship Awards presented by The Palm Beach Post. For the past 34 years, this program has presented millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in 18 categories — everything from art and community involvement to mathematics and literature. MORE >

FAU Launches Nation’s First M.D. Pipeline Program

May 2017

“Signing Day” brought new meaning for four of the nation’s brightest teens as they were officially accepted into an innovative medical school pipeline program today through Florida Atlantic University’s “FAU High School M.D. Direct” program. The first-of-its-kind pipeline program to be launched in the United States, M.D. Direct places high school students from FAU High School directly in-line for medical school at FAU, jumpstarting their careers as young, aspiring physicians-to-be. MORE >

Radiography Student Chosen for National Program

May 2017

Eric Godinez, a student in Palm Beach State College’s Radiography A.S. degree program, is one of two students from Florida selected for the 2017 Student Leadership Development Program of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. MORE >

Partnership Prepares Displaced Workers for Health Careers

May 2017

Ten students are now ready to embark on new health care careers after completing a special Palm Beach State College Certified Nursing Assistant program with scholarship support from CareerSource Palm Beach County. MORE >

Nova Southeastern creating teacher program for Palm Beach County schools

May 2017

The School Board approved an agreement Wednesday with Nova Southeastern University in Davie to create a new teacher training program that provides a direct pipeline into the school district. MORE >

Students Travel Globe to Serve Others

May 2017

Throughout the course of spring and summer semesters, more than 200 Palm Beach Atlantic University students are traveling all over the world to build relationships and serve others through mission trips. MORE >

The King’s Academy Opens $10 Million Dollar Theatre - Page Family Center for Performing Arts

May 2017

The King’s Academy opened its new Page Family Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday May 2, 2017 in conjunction with the school’s Conservatory of the Arts production of Funny Girl. MORE >

10 South Florida Teens Graduate FAU Before Finishing High School

May 2017

As they graduate from high school this month, 10 students have already completed the next step as well. They’ve finished college. MORE >

Former 'Cupcake Wars' Senior Producer Shares Insight

May 2017

Visiting artist Kate Wilke, a former senior producer for Food Network's Cupcake Wars, met with digital design, video and computer animation students. MORE >

A Day in the Life of a PBC Sheriff

May 2017

Four Oxbridge students were invited to shadow the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and given behind-the-scene access to the facilities. MORE >

District Honors Volunteers, Business Partners for Their Contributions

May 2017

More than 600 volunteers, business partners and community leaders were honored Friday for donating their time and money to schools throughout the School District of Palm Beach County, during the annual Volunteer and Business Partners Awards breakfast. MORE >

PBA Students, Faculty Bring Home Broadcasting Awards

May 2017

Ten PBA students and faculty traveled to Las Vegas to participate in the Broadcast Education Association's annual conference, which is associated and synchronized with the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters. The School of Communication & Media students and faculty won a total of 10 awards, placing them third overall, only behind Arizona State University with 19 awards and University of Oklahoma with 13. MORE >

Arbeit, Cardoso Win County Fire-Rescue Awards

May 2017

Many instructors and staff for the Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College also work for local fire-rescue departments. Ask any student—no one makes learning more relevant than a professional who’s just come off shift, such as Battalion Chief Bruce Arbeit or Lt. Jorge Cardoso, firefighter. MORE >

#2 Private School in the Nation and #1 School in Palm Beach County in Math Competition

May 2017

The numbers are in, and after a year of practice exams 7 days a week, qualifying exams, and competitions in the county, state, and nation, the students on American Heritage School's math competition team earned the 2nd place math title among all private schools throughout the U.S. and right behind American Heritage School's Math Team at our Plantation Campus. MORE >

7TH GRADE HISTORY STUDENTS BECOME RESEARCHERS AT FLAGLER MUSEUM

April 2017

Benjamin 7th graders spent March 28 delving into The Gilded Age during a field trip to the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. The middle school students were each given a research topic and asked to choose a primary source from the museum’s archives. MORE >

Haney earns AAWCC 40 Under 40 Award for Local Work

April 2017

Palm Beach State College Associate Professor Kanathy Haney has landed a spot in the second “40 Under 40” class of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges for her efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking and to help victims. MORE >

NFL Player, John I. Leonard HS Graduate Garçon Gives $10,000 in Scholarships to Leonard Students

April 2017

Four seniors at an honor roll assembly at John I. Leonard High School Thursday were surprised to learn that they had been chosen to receive $2,500 scholarships from the Pierre Garçon Foundation. MORE >

Palm Beach Central valedictorian has eyes on the defense industry

April 2017

Tarang Patel is the 2017 valedictorian of Palm Beach Central High School. MORE >

Oxbridge Research Team Takes Top Honors

April 2017

For the third year in a row, The Oxbridge Research Team, led by Dr. Thornton, beat all college-level students to take home top awards at the Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference yesterday. MORE >

Suncoast, Dreyfoos Ranked Among Best Schools in U.S.

April 2017

Suncoast High School and Dreyfoos School of the Arts have been named two of the nation’s top 100 high schools in a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report. MORE >

Six County Teachers Win Dwyer Awards

April 2017

Exemplary educators consider profession as more than a job. MORE >

Academic Leaders Council Convene on April 18

April 2017

The BDB convened the Academic Leaders Council on April 18 to continue the work it started on October 21, 2016. The council, comprised of Palm Beach County’s academic leaders, works to strengthen business and education partnerships. While October’s meeting focused on AAE, IT/Telecommunications, life sciences and trades, the dialogue on the 18th was focused on healthcare, distribution/logistics and manufacturing. MORE >

‘College is Possible’ Event Set for April 22 at Palm Beach State

April 2017

Palm Beach State College is hosting a free seminar Saturday, April 22 for high school seniors who still need help getting on the path to college and juniors who want to get a head start on their higher education planning. MORE >

The Jim Moran Institute - Small Business Executive Program

April 2017

The Small Business Executive Program is ideal for owners and presidents of small businesses. Created to be a world-classs learning experience that accommodates busy schedules, the program equips executives to emerge stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best-practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantages. MORE >

Keiser University to Host Law Day Symposium

April 2017

Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Campus will host a Law Day Symposium on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. at its West Palm Beach campus auditorium located at 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411. MORE >

Research Taking Place at FAU Jupiter

April 2017

Florida Atlantic University's magazine, 'Owl Research & Innovation' Spring Edition, features research taking place at the Jupiter Campus. MORE >

Honoring 2nd Trimester Academic and Athletic Achievers at Rosarian Academy

April 2017

Rosarian Academy held an awards ceremony March 31 to honor and recognize its middle school students with exceptional academic performance and athletic achievements during the second trimester of the school year. MORE >

FAU Teams Place in Top Three at Hybrid Rocket Competition

March 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Technology and Aerospace Club (TAC) within the College of Engineering and Computer Science recently placed third in two categories at the 2016-17 Hybrid Motor High-Powered Rocket Competition in Bunnell, Florida. MORE >

Agriculture, Forensic Science on Tap for Palm Beach Atlantic University's Center For Integrative Science Learning Summer Camp and Institute

March 2017

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Center for Integrative Science Learning will present special summer programs for grades 1-12 at the University’s main campus. The Summer Camp and Science Institute will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in two one-week sessions: June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16. MORE >

Students help unearth prehistoric artifacts in the Glades

March 2017

Palm Beach State College students are helping dig up ancient artifacts such as stone tools, ceramics and more at the Hutchinson site, a pre-Columbian, Native American archaeological site in Belle Glade that might prove to be 6,000 years old. MORE >

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST RYAN BERUBE '92 VISITS UPPER SCHOOL

March 2017

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Berube ‘92 spent his Tuesday morning speaking with Benjamin upper school students in Ms. Misselhorn’s history class about his athletic career. MORE >

FAU Places in Top Five at 2017 ASCE SE Student Conference

March 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) team placed fifth overall in the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, hosted by FAU’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering. MORE >

The Benjamin Middle School in North Palm Beach To Feature Both Students & Elite Guest Speakers At TEDx Talk Event on March 24

March 2017

The Benjamin Middle School in North Palm Beach will be presenting a TEDx Talk event in the Barker Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 24. MORE >

FAU Nursing Programs Ranked in Latest ‘U.S. News & World Report

March 2017

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University has received a ranking of No. 44 for its Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program and No. 45 for its Master of Science Nursing (MSN) program by the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools Guidebook. The College’s MSN is the second-ranked program in Florida and the top-ranked DNP program in the state. MORE >

FAU Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’

March 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute is commemorating “Brain Awareness Week” (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research. MORE >

Here’s Why NASA is Sending a Gardens School’s Satellite into Space

March 2017

Palm Beach Gardens students put their sweat and smarts into building a satellite that will soon launch into space. MORE >

Favorable Conditions for the District at Education Forecast 2017

March 2017

Hundreds of business leaders, community members, teachers and other educational professionals came together for an update on the District’s Strategic Plan from Superintendent Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D. at Education Forecast 2017 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Thursday. MORE >

FAU Joins Collaboration to Create Veterans’ Action Leagues

March 2017

FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has joined forces with powerhouse teams of researchers as well as committed veteran leaders to improve health outcomes of military veterans. MORE >

Owls Racing Takes Second at Formula South Invitational

March 2017

Owls Racing, Florida Atlantic University’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing team, recently took home second place at the fifth annual Formula South Invitational hosted by Kennesaw State University Motorsports in Marietta, Ga. MORE >

PBSC President Announces Couple’s $1 Million Gift at Her Investure

March 2017

(LAKE WORTH, Fla. – March 3, 2017) During the investiture ceremony Thursday officially installing her as Palm Beach State College’s fifth president, Ava L. Parker, J.D., announced a $1 million gift to the College from a Palm Beach Gardens couple who have a passion for education. MORE >

The King's Academy Sixth-Graders Took First Place at Odyssey of the Mind Tournament & Heading to States

March 2017

(West Palm Beach, FL) - The King’s Academy Odyssey of the Mind team won the regional tournament this past weekend held at Suncoast Community High School. MORE >

Templeton & Company to Sponsor Palm Beach Atlantic University Master of Accountancy Program

March 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – Templeton & Company, a Florida professional services firm, is the sponsor of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Master of Accountancy program with a gift of $100,000. MORE >

Modernizing Medicine Leaders Selected to Join Health 2.0’s Techquality Mentorshop Program

February 2017

Boca Raton, Fla. – February 16, 2017 – Specialty-specific health information technology company, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., is pleased to announce that four members of the company’s product management team have been invited to join the TECHQuality Mentorship Program by Health 2.0. Due to their proven commitment to support women in technology, encourage innovation and facilitate growth in health technology, Mandy Long, vice president of product management, Danielle MacLean, director of product management, Ida Mantashi, senior product manager and Alice Rose, product manager, have been selected as program mentors. MORE >

Investiture of PBSC President Ava L. Parker Set for March 2

February 2017

(LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Feb. 22, 2017) The investiture of Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., will be held March 2, culminating weeklong activities that correspond with the opening of the fifth campus in Loxahatchee Groves and a new era in the College’s history. MORE >

BDB to Host 2nd Academic Leaders Council

February 2017

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County will host its second Academic Leaders Council meeting, an initiative that focuses on preserving and expanding the intellectual capital in the County while ensuring that the curriculum taught in the classroom aligns with the growing targeted industries in the County. MORE >

Florida Student Filmmakers Announced as Finalists for 22nd Annual Student Showcase of Film Awards Show

February 2017

Palm Beach County, FL (February 23, 2017) – The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission – in collaboration with the Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), announced the finalists for the 22nd Annual Student Showcase of Films. The winners will be declared on Friday, March 10th, before more than 700 students, celebrities, dignitaries and industry professionals at the electrifying Red Carpet Awards Show at Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, FL. MORE >

BDB and School District Host 2nd Annual Career Showcase for High School Students

February 2017

Hundreds of Palm Beach County Public School high school students had an opportunity to learn about careers in Palm Beach County at the Business Development Board's and School District of Palm Beach County’s "Claim Your Future Showcase” on February 7 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. MORE >

Lynn University Named Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs

February 2017

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Lynn University as one of the “2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” based on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment. It was recognized among 18 institutions nationwide. MORE >

FAU Graduate Puts His Future in Hands of His Own Imagination

February 2017

Halfway through his college career, David Parshenkov decided to put his future in the hands of his own imagination. Well on his way to achieving his dreams developing a mobile application that utilizes dynamic augmented reality, the 23 year old graduated from Florida Atlantic University in December with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing. MORE >

FAU and Sancilio Team Up on Therapy for Inherited Blindness

February 2017

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University are collaborating with scientists from Sancilio and Company, Inc., in Riviera Beach, Fla., to begin a new research project aimed at finding a treatment for patients afflicted by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP is an inherited disease that causes severe progressive vision impairment and blindness. The disease is recognized as the leading cause of inherited blindness that affects approximately 1 in 4,000 people and can cause blindness as early as within the first year of life. MORE >

Lemieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University Hosts Mark Halperin, Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Feb 15

February 2017

The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University presents Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and host of Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect, speaking on campus Wednesday, Feb. 15. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Call (561) 803-2011 to R.S.V.P. MORE >

Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium - April 1

February 2017

Join the more than 80 student researchers from 11 South Florida colleges and universities at the fifth annual Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Palm Beach State College. MORE >

Lake Worth HS Student Honored as Leader for Life Scholar

February 2017

Lake Worth High School Student Karla Menchu Seban has been selected as a Take Stock in Children Leader for Life Scholar. Karla is among six fellows who will receive up to $40,000 for college, leadership training and internship opportunities. MORE >

Choice and Career Academy Students to Attend Claim Your Future Showcase Tuesday

February 2017

More than 600 high school juniors and seniors from Choice and Career Academies across the School District of Palm Beach County will be attending a career fair to discover the exciting career paths that are available throughout Palm Beach County. MORE >

PBA’S Online Bachelor’s Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings

January 2017

In its sixth year of rating online programs, U.S. News & World Report ranks Palm Beach Atlantic University at 28th in its Best Online Education Programs for 2017, rising from 34th last year. MORE >

"Five Star" rated schools in South Florida

January 2017

The Florida Department of Education announced their "Five Star Schools" Monday, and plenty of local schools made the list! MORE >

The King’s Academy Students to Perform at Presidentual Inauguration Concert

January 2017

Next Tuesday, 80 vocal and dance students from The King’s Academy Conservatory of the Arts, in West Palm Beach, Florida, will travel to Washington D.C. to perform in the 58th presidential inauguration festivities. MORE >

Lynn University Thinks Outside the Classroom

January 2017

This year, students participated in projects from the other side of the world to right here on campus. No matter where they were, they embraced their hands-on, innovative and eclectic learning experiences. MORE >

Lemieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University Hosts Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

December 2016

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, is the speaker Wednesday, Jan. 11, presented by The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. MORE >

Honoring 1st Trimester Academic and Athletic Achievers at Rosarian Academy

December 2016

Rosarian Academy held an awards ceremony December 9 to honor and recognize its middle school students with exceptional academic performance and lower and middle school students for athletic achievements during the first trimester of the school year. MORE >

FAU Brain Institute Designated ‘Nikon Center of Excellence’

December 2016

Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide. MORE >

Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Lab, Outdoor Classroom to be Added for Jupiter HS

November 2016

Jupiter Community High School, the Jupiter Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy and the Partnership for Environmental Education, along with the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, are partnering to transform and develop an existing storm water retention pond into a created wetlands habitat by introducing the plant material most recognized as the five ecozones of Florida. MORE >

FAU alumnus Eduardo Padrón Receives Medal from Obama

November 2016

Eduardo Padrón, an alumnus of Florida Atlantic University College of Business, was one of 21 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday at the White House. MORE >

Glades Region Hosting Choice and Career Showcase to Highlight its Programs

November 2016

With so many Choice and Career options available to students in the Glades region, a special Choice Program Showcase has been planned to help students and their families in the area conveniently learn about the programs and apply online. MORE >

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County Gathers University Leaders

November 2016

Last week at the Kravis Center, the heads of local universities gathered with business leaders as the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County introduced the Academic Leaders Council program to create workforce-ready graduates. MORE >

$11M Grant Adds IB Program to 3 Palm Beach County Schools

October 2016

The International Baccalaureate program will be coming to two more Palm Beach County elementary schools and one middle school next fall, and two other schools will see their programming expanded thanks to an $11.6 million federal grant. MORE >

Palm Beach County Establishes First-Ever Partnership Between Business and K-20 Educators

October 2016

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County Academic Leaders Council program will connect workforce-ready graduates as more companies move to the business-friendly region. MORE >

Rescheduled Event: A Special Presentation by FAU President John Kelly

October 2016

FAU is a primary driver for Palm Beach County’s burgeoning life science sector. Please join us as President Kelly shares the latest on our newest world-class faculty, state-of-the-art technology, growing partnerships, increased research funding, rising student numbers, planned growth and more. MORE >

Howell L. Watkins MS Students Make Contact with Space Station

October 2016

Howell L. Watkins Middle School students made contact with the International Space Station (ISS) and asked questions of an astronaut on board this Monday afternoon. MORE >

Welders, Industry to Benefit From PBSC Testing Facility

October 2016

Local welders can now get industry-recognized advanced certifications at Palm Beach State College, which in turn will help local businesses compete and grow. MORE >

Saturday Exchange Life Science Career Connections

October 2016

BioFlorida Saturday Exchange Series presents Life Science Career Connections on Saturday, October 29 at 8:15 am – 1:30 pm. MORE >

Palm Beach State College Offers Advanced Manufacturing Courses at Reduced Price

October 2016

Palm Beach State College is offering advanced manufacturing courses at a reduced price. MORE >

FAU and Sancilio & Company, Inc. Join Forces to Train Drug Development Workforce

October 2016

Scientists from Riviera Beach based Sancilio & Company, Inc., a local biotech company founded in 2005, have begun teaching a graduate level course on FAU’s Jupiter campus titled, “Drug Development and Regulation,” to help meet their unique workforce needs. MORE >

Nova Southeastern University Opens New Center for Collaborative Research

September 2016

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. MORE >

Invitation from President John F. Kelly - FAU's Jupiter Life Science Initiative

September 2016

President John Kelly from Florida Atlantic University invites you to a special presentation. MORE >

Palm Beach State to Hold Transition Workshop for ITT Tech Students Sept. 14

September 2016

Palm Beach State College will hold a transition workshop Sept. 14 for ITT Technical Institute students who want to explore their options for continuing their education. MORE >

Florida Number 4 Nationwide With Best Community College Systems

August 2016

If you're looking to go to school in one of the states with the best community college systems, then Florida is the place for you, a new WalletHub analysis shows. MORE >

Teachers’ Real-World Experience Brings Real-Life Benefits to Students

August 2016

Twelve teachers had a summer filled with learning and scholarship, through the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County STEM Education Council’s Externship Program. The teachers took part in month-long paid externships, acquiring experience in fields that they can take back to their classrooms. MORE >

PBC Students Improved More in Reading, Math Than Other Large Counties

August 2016

Palm Beach County’s public school students made more improvements on the state’s reading and math tests this year than any of Florida’s other large urban counties, state test scores show. MORE >

District Launches Back to School Website

August 2016

School starts in less than a month, and now is the time begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to District schools. MORE >

Modmed 5.0 Introduces Specialty Suite Encompassing Practice Management, Telehealth, Clinical Lab Integrations and More

July 2016

Specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine, Inc. today revealed the latest edition of its software, modmed 5.0, a comprehensive specialty-specific suite developed to address the diverse and growing needs of medical practices. MORE >

Congratulations to the 2016 Dwyer Awards Recipeints

July 2016

The Dwyer Awards, an annual program supported by the business community, honors outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County. The program has increased awareness of the exemplary teaching in our community, while supporting educators and schools with financial awards and encouraging residents to promote high standards of excellence in education. MORE >

Palm Beach State's CCE Department Receives International Award

June 2016

Palm Beach State College’s Corporate and Continuing Education department has received the “Most Notable Newcomer Award” from the Society for Human Resource Management for successfully launching the international organization’s exam preparation programs locally for HR professionals pursuing certification. MORE >

Introducing The King’s Academy’s 2016-2017 Prefect Council

May 2016

The council is made up of senior leaders who possess an uncompromising commitment to the school’s values and ideals. MORE >

Contractors seek to create more construction apprentices

March 2016

A new program aims to generate more apprentices to address a shortage of construction workers. MORE >

Dreyfoos biology instructor named Palm Beach Teacher of the Year

March 2016

A science teacher at a school best known for the arts is this year's Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year. MORE >

2016-2021 Strategic Plan Approved by School Board

March 2016

The five-year Strategic Plan outlining goals, outcomes and vision for the School District of Palm Beach County has been approved unanimously by the School Board. MORE >

PBSC AND MODERIZING MEDICINE SIGN MOU TO COLLABORATE ON NEW CAMPUS TRAINING HUB

March 2016

Palm Beach State College (PBSC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Modernizing Medicine to create an innovative training hub at the College’s new Loxahatchee Groves campus. MORE >

Students to Serve Abroad on Spring Break Projects

February 2016

This year, students on the short-term spring break trips will journey to the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana and Panama. MORE >

The Benjamin School In North Palm Beach Earns Top 10 Ranking Among Florida's Private High Schools

February 2016

A top 10 private Florida high school is right here in northern Palm Beach County. MORE >

Students explore career options

February 2016

“We want our students to know that they are valued members of their own communities, and their futures can be here with our own national and local employers..." MORE >

Keiser University Chancellor Dr. Arthur Keiser Announces New College of Chiropractic and Appointment of Dr. Michael Wiles as Dean

January 2016

Keiser University is officially launching a new College of Chiropractic in West Palm Beach September 2016. Dr. Michael Wiles, former Dean of Clinical Affairs for Texas Chiropractic College, will serve as Dean of the new Keiser University College of Chiropractic, a program which is the first to be started in southern Florida. MORE >

South Florida high school graduation rates improve

January 2016

"The district's graduation rate is moving in the right direction, which is a credit to the hard work of our students, teachers, administrators and parents," Avossa said. MORE >

PBCSD HS Graduation Rates Increase for the 6th Year, Exceeds State Average

January 2016

The District’s graduation rate of 79.4 percent for the 2014-15 school year exceeded the state’s average of 77.8 percent. MORE >

Finish4Free Scholarship to help dual enrollment students complete degree

November 2015

Taking college courses while in high school will become even more attractive for Palm Beach County’s top performing students. MORE >

The School District of Palm Beach County News Center

November 2015

Up-to-the-minute news feed from The School District of Palm Beach County. MORE >

Palm Beach State College News Center

November 2015

Up-to-the-minute news feed from Palm Beach State College. MORE >

Florida Atlantic University News Center

November 2015

Up-to-the-minute news feed from Florida Atlantic Universtiy. MORE >

Help Palm Beach County Students Claim Their Future

November 2015

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County NEEDS YOU to show our future workforce the great career opportunities right here at home. Our CLAIM YOUR FUTURE SHOWCASE will spotlight your firm and get 1,000 junior and senior high school students excited about what your company does! MORE >

Lynn University named in top 25 “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News and World Report

November 2015

Lynn places among most forward-thinking national universities in 2016 rankings MORE >

New “Pitch” Program to Challenge Palm Beach County Students to Create Solutions for Community Issues

October 2015

An exciting new challenge that gives area students an opportunity to create innovative solutions to community issues MORE >

Discovery Education And 3M Announce 2015 Science Competition Winner

October 2015

Hannah Herbst Awarded $25,000 and Named America's Top Young Scientist in Nation's Premier Middle School Science Competition for Her Prototype that Provides Power from Ocean Currents MORE >

The 50 Best Colleges By The Sea

September 2015

Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Atlantic University ranked among the 50 Best Colleges By The Sea MORE >

Three Upper School Students Selected to Boca Raton Chamber YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Academy

September 2015

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. MORE >

Employers urged to partner with schools to improve workforce

August 2015

Early learning called critical in developing future workforce MORE >

Entrepreneurship program offered after school this fall

August 2015

Students can learn how to launch a business through Young Entrepreneurs Academy MORE >

Farm equipment donation boosts PBSC mechanics program

August 2015

Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program on the Belle Glade campus have an actual harvester and tractor to train on. MORE >

PB offers 13 new school choice programs

August 2015

Palm Beach County school district opens 13 new programs at its elementary, middle and high schools. MORE >

Teachers Participate in STEM Externships to Bring Experiences Back to Classrooms

July 2015

Teachers will work 20 full-time days on a variety of projects – from helping to establish Florida Power & Light’s Manatee Education Center in Riviera Beach to working with Florida Crystals’ agricultural researchers. MORE >

Suncoast Student In Research Program to Sail Aboard Titanic Explorer’s Vessel, Explore the Ocean

July 2015

Twenty-eight educators and twenty-six students from around the world have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants by the Ocean Exploration Trust. MORE >

Palm Beach Atlantic University Ranks Among 30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses

July 2015

Palm Beach Atlantic University Ranks Among 30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses MORE >

What did VH1 Save the Music give these Palm Beach County schools?

June 2015

Two Boynton Beach schools and their music programs are getting a little help from their friends at VH1 Save the Music Foundation. MORE >

N. Palm teen behind ‘Kayla Cares 4 Kids’ in young entrepreneurs final

June 2015

Seventh-grader at Watson B. Duncan Middle School prevailed Friday at the southern regional semifinals of the Saunders Scholars National Competition MORE >

Businesses to participate in Take a Student to Work Day

May 2015

"Take a Child to Work Day is a national event," said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. "We're putting a different spin on it." MORE >

Two Palm Beach high schools rank in nation’s top 100 – again

May 2015

Once again, two Palm Beach County high schools have landed on the list of the nation’s top 100 as tabulated by U.S. News & World Report. MORE >

PBSC students win $40K a year Cooke Foundation scholarship

May 2015

Only 90 students nationwide were selected by the Virginia-based foundation from more than 2,000 applicants. MORE >

Dreyfoos dance student selected as Presidential Scholar

May 2015

A senior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts has been chosen as one of the nation’s 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2015. MORE >

Senior Noah Kaplan Accepted to Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange to Germany (CBYX)

May 2015

Noah Kaplan ‘15 was accepted to the Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange to Germany (CBYX). MORE >

Atlantic High School robotics team headed to Texas for regional competition

April 2015

Atlantic High School’s reigning world champion robotics team will head to San Antonio MORE >

3 Wellington teachers among finalists for Dwyer Award

April 2015

The awards are an annual program, supported by the business community, to honor outstanding educators MORE >

Nova Southeastern University Announces Three New Colleges to Benefit Students and Meet Market Demand

April 2015

NSU to Establish M.D., Engineering/Computing, and Honors Colleges MORE >

The King’s Academy to Open New Aquatic Center

April 2015

The Full-Page Aquatic Center is a 10 lane, 25 yard x 25 meter pool, with a 3,000 sq. ft. pool house. MORE >

Take A Student to Work Day

March 2015

The BDB and School District of Palm Beach County are putting a new spin on Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day so high school students could gain knowledge about the top-tier employment opportunities that are available in Palm Beach County. MORE >

Suncoast has most National Merit Scholarship finalists in county

March 2015

Forty-three Palm Beach County public high school students are finalists this year for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program MORE >

FAU’s Board of Governors’ Performance-Funding Score Improves by 13 Points

March 2015

Kelly said FAU’s ascent in the rankings is a wonderful achievement — and a just reward for the dedication of so many stellar faculty, students and staff. MORE >

Saint Andrew’s School International Exchange Summit a Success!

March 2015

St. Andrew's School hosted nearly 40 students from schools in France and Ecuador, is a prime example of the commitment to such unparalleled programming. MORE >

PALM BEACH COUNTY CITIZENS HONORED FOR EDUCATION LEADERSHIP

March 2015

Palm Beach County Education Foundation and Business Development Board jointly present first-ever Education Leadership Awards MORE >

Only 9 Students In the World…

February 2015

Along with 8 other Students in the World, Saint Andrew's Senior Earns Perfect Score on AP Calculus BC Exam MORE >

Two Palm Beach County School Counselors Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama

February 2015

Two Palm Beach County school counselors, flew to Washington, D.C. to be honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Connie Britton for their work with Obama's Reaching Higher Initiative. MORE >

Taking Attendance: Class120 App Alerts Parents When Students Skip Class

February 2015

Lynn University: First to use Class120 App Alerts which tells parents when students skip class MORE >

Polo as a high school sport? One West Palm Beach school says yes.

February 2015

Polo was once called the game of kings, but at a pricey private high school in West Palm Beach it’s going to be a school sport. MORE >

Zach Sussman ’16 Earns Perfect Score On SAT

February 2015

In 2014, less than 1 percent out of 1.7 million test-takers earned a perfect SAT score on a national level. MORE >

Lynn University students get inside look at career opportunities in Boca Raton

February 2015

College students are learning they can launch their careers right in Boca Raton after graduating. MORE >

The King’s Academy Junior Marco Bernal, Jr May Be On His Way to the Rio Olympic Games in 2016!

January 2015

TKA junior Marco Bernal competes in the equestrian sport of dressage and he recently returned from competing for his native country of Colombia in Mexico. MORE >

Four-peat! U.S. News Ranks PBA Among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for 4th Consecutive Year

January 2015

Palm Beach Atlantic University makes it a four-peat, ranking among the top 25 colleges and universities MORE >

TKA Launches State-of-the-Art Broadcasting Studio

January 2015

The King’s Academy recently announced the launch of Studio 70, a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio. The addition of Media Studies and Broadcast Journalism to the school’s curriculum will give students in grades 9-12. MORE >

Career Academy Counselors Experience Palm Beach County in a New Way

January 2015

The BDB has been working very hard to enhance the image of Palm Beach County’s public and private schools. We have stepped up our efforts because it directly impacts our ability to recruit, retain and expand businesses in Palm Beach County. MORE >

Robotics competition kicks off at Suncoast High

January 2015

18 giddy high school teams throughout South Florida took part in the FIRST Robotics Competition kickoff, sort of like Super Bowl week for science geeks. MORE >

Suncoast Community High School and BDB Team Up On Career Showcase

December 2014

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has joined forces with Suncoast Community High School and Suncoast's Council of Business Advisors to develop a student Career Showcase highlighting the important driving industry clusters in Palm Beach County. MORE >

How universities can renew America’s cities

November 2014

The Brookings Institution writer of this research report clearly had Palm Beach Atlantic University (located in downtown West Palm Beach) in mind as he focused on, “How Universities Can Renew American Cities.” MORE >

Rosarian Academy’s Aladdin Takes Packed House on ‘Magic Carpet Ride’

November 2014

Thirty-four 2nd through 4th grade Rosarian Academy students presented Disney's Aladdin for Kids on Saturday, November 8. MORE >

Chris Clements Credits Northwood Experience for Meeting Love of Life and Landing Role as NFL CFO

October 2014

When Chris Clements first visited Northwood University Michigan back in 1990 he likely had no idea how dramatically the experience would shape his personal and professional future. MORE >

FPL supports Florida students with curriculum-based programs

October 2014

Emphasis on STEM education helps tomorrow's engineers and scientists MORE >

Two Palm Beach County schools earn National Blue Ribbon title

October 2014

Two schools in Palm Beach County have landed the coveted Blue Ribbon Award issued annually by the U.S. Department of Education: Morikami Park Elementary in Delray Beach and The King’s Academy MORE >

American Heritage is the #1 High School in the State of Florida for National Merit Scholars

September 2014

Fifty (50) seniors from American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program MORE >

Innovative Learning Space Spotlight: Saint Andrew's Libraries

September 2014

Gone are the card catalogs, microfiche, and large stacks/volumes of physical books and encyclopedias from school libraries MORE >

The King’s Academy Political Science Club Students Attend Luncheon with Dr. Ben Carson

September 2014

The King’s Academy Political Science Club students had the opportunity to hear Dr. Ben Carson speak at a luncheon today hosted by the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. MORE >

Northwood University Receives Top 20 Ranking for Online Marketing Degree Program

July 2014

Northwood University has received national recognition for its curriculum in TheBestSchools.org's "The 20 Best Online Bachelor in Marketing Degree Programs" list. MORE >

'Not hard; just hard work': Girl, 16, graduates from high school and college in same week

June 2014

“I think anyone my age can do what I did,” she told TODAY.com. “It’s not hard — it’s just hard work.” MORE >

FAU to test plan to draw energy from Gulf Stream

June 2014

Florida Atlantic University has signed a lease to install the world’s first ocean current energy test site for small-scale turbines 13 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast, FAU officials said Tuesday. MORE >

Lynn University's performing arts center is touted as one of the

June 2014

Best Value Schools, an online publication, ranked the school as one of the “25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers.” MORE >

PBA Receives Quantum Foundation Grants for Health Programs

May 2014

The Quantum Foundation has awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University two grants totaling more than $280,000 over two years for health care needs in Palm Beach County. MORE >

30-Day Stock Market Challenge Proves Profitable

May 2014

About 80 Northwood University Florida Campus students recently delved into the financial markets by participating in a 30-Day Stock Market Challenge using an on-line educational program. MORE >

FAU student, 16, to receive college, then high school diploma

May 2014

When Grace Bush receives her diploma from Florida Atlantic University on Friday, she'll have something else to look forward to: high school graduation the following week. MORE >

Two Palm Beach County Schools rank in the Top 10 statewide

April 2014

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Suncoast Community High School ranked among the top 10 Best High Schools in Florida. Source: US News &World Report MORE >

Club Teaches High Schoolers Skills for Business World

April 2014

Fifteen Royal Palm Beach High School students competed at the District Role Play Competition MORE >

Palm Beach Atlantic University Pharmacy Students Earn State’s Top Passing Rate on Licensure Exam

April 2014

The 2013 graduating class of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy achieved the highest passing rate in the state on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination for the second time in the school’s history. MORE >

Three local high schools rank in Top 100 nationwide

April 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 By Jason Schultz - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer - Three local public high schools, two of them magnet programs, ranked in the Top 100 nationwide on a list released today by “The Washington Post” showing the most challenging high schools in the nation. MORE >

Palm Beach State College Named One of Nation’s 150 Best Community Colleges

January 2014

The Aspen Institute has ranked Palm Beach State College on its list of the top 150 community colleges in the nation based on student achievement. The state college was one of 15 community colleges in Florida to make the list and is eligible to compete for the “Aspen Prize” given out by the Aspen Institute to what it deems to be the best community college in the nation each year. MORE >

Nearly Three-Quarters of Palm Beach County's High Schools Earn A or B Grades

December 2013

About 60 percent of all county public high schools, including traditional, charter and alternative programs, got A or B grades. MORE >

Lynn University Adds iPads, Eliminates Freshmen Textbooks

September 2013

A major part of the college experience is missing for many Lynn University students: those bulky and expensive textbooks. The private liberal arts university has become one of the first in the country to buy all of its freshmen students iPads, loaded with all the apps and educational materials they need for their first-year classes. MORE >

Adrienne Sparger: From Head Start to Doing Her Part

September 2013

A few years after her mother passed away, Adrienne Sparger decided to look through her papers, and she stumbled upon something she never knew. MORE >

Get to Know The Benjamin School

September 2013

The Benjamin School is committed to diversity and multiculturalism. “...to provide a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body...” These words from The Benjamin School Mission Statement reflect the belief that a diverse school community broadens awareness and appreciation of the many ethnic, cultural and religious values and traditions that inform our world. MORE >

Florida Council of 100 Thanks Governor Scott for Convening Education Accountability Summit

August 2013

The Florida Council of 100 released the following statement from Chairman Marshall Criser, III, regarding the Education Accountability Summit: “The Florida Council of 100 offers Governor Scott its sincerest thanks for convening the Education Accountability Summit this week in Clearwater. The diversity of representation at the meetings was truly historic and enabled deep, thoughtful discussions about the key K-12 education issues facing Florida at this time. MORE >

Expense Experiments

August 2013

The fall semester is upon us, and that means one thing: It’s pilot (project) season for textbooks and their e-alternatives. Most students are stepping into their first class either this week or the next, and many of them will find themselves participating in their institution’s latest cost-saving experiment. In the name of student savings, institutions are testing everything from all-tablet learning to textbook rentals to open educational resources (OER) -- though similar projects delivered mixed results last year. MORE >

Suncoast, Dreyfoos Again Rank in Top 100 on Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” List

April 2013

Two Palm Beach County high schools — Suncoast in Riviera Beach and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in West Palm Beach — have again made the list of top 100 most challenging high schools in the nation, according to a ranking conducted by the Washington Post. MORE >

Lynn University Officially Breaks Ground on International Business Center

March 2013

Ground was officially broken on Lynn University’s International Business Center (IBC), the new home of Lynn’s College of Business and Management. As one of the events celebrating the first 50 years of Lynn’s history, this business center is a nod to Lynn’s future and a signature historic milestone that will be felt long into Lynn’s next 50 years. MORE >