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PBC teacher who took leave says he’s being blocked from union president run

PBC teacher who took leave says he’s being blocked from union president run

Justin Katz teaches at Park Vista High School A high school teacher and Boynton Beach city commissioner says leaders of the Palm Beach County teachers union are blocking him from running for union president because he took a leave of absence to care for a dying relative two years ago.
BREAKING: West Palm-area stabbing victim expected to survive attack

BREAKING: West Palm-area stabbing victim expected to survive attack

8:20 a.m. UPDATE: The victim in Saturday’s early-morning stabbing is expected to survive, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The unidentified man was found bleeding in the 1100 block of Osceola Drive, near Genessee Avenue, in the Westgate neighborhood west of the city limits. The sheriff’s office said it did not yet know a motive for the stabbing. Anyone who witnessed it...
School board member breaks back in hoverboard crash

School board member breaks back in hoverboard crash

Palm Beach County School Board member Erica Whitfield is sitting very still in a recliner at her Lake Worth home, watching “The Crown” on Netflix and hoping that she will be able to move well enough to go to next week’s board meeting — which seems perhaps ambitious since she’s recovering from a broken back. She stepped on a hoverboard the day after Christmas and fell...
BREAKING: Gardens man arrested for bringing gun to high school game

BREAKING: Gardens man arrested for bringing gun to high school game

A Palm Beach Gardens man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly took a gun onto a high-school campus during a basketball game, according to a police report. Brian V. McKelton faces a charge of possession of a weapon on a school property. He was released Tuesday from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting $5,000 bail. » See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail McKelton,...
A Boca dad’s class-size lawsuit has been stalled in court for a year

A Boca dad’s class-size lawsuit has been stalled in court for a year

When Boca Raton attorney Paul Kunz learned in 2015 that the size of his son’s kindergarten class exceeded the state’s constitutional limits, he turned to the courts for a fix.

School board member Erica Whitfield read with students at Poinciana Elementary in 2015 as part of a Children’s Services Council literacy event.
School board fires 2 teachers accused of dropping hints on state test

School board fires 2 teachers accused of dropping hints on state test

Two Palm Beach County elementary school teachers were fired in an unanimous vote by the school board Wednesday after investigators concluded they dropped hints, tipping students to the right answers on the third grade state math exam last spring. The incidents were unrelated — happening on the same test, but at different schools. Maria Marrero Rios at Melaleuca Elementary in West Palm...
Student hit by car near West Palm’s Bear Lakes Middle

Student hit by car near West Palm’s Bear Lakes Middle

A student was hit by a car Wednesday morning near Bear Lakes Middle School, Palm Beach County School officials confirmed. The wreck happened near the intersection of Shenandoah Road and North Military Trail, officials said. The student, a teenage boy, was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. There was no word on his condition.
The Sundance Film Festival is putting Pahokee on the moviemaking map

The Sundance Film Festival is putting Pahokee on the moviemaking map

After introducing Pahokee High School’s bling-filled, engine revving prom to the world’s elite film festivals last year, Patrick Bresnan and his wife Ivete Lucas were not quite ready to pack up their cameras. Sure, their short documentary film The Send-Off scored several impressive awards, but the couple were certain the rural town on the edge of Lake Okeechobee had more to reveal. They...
District seeks to fire 2 teachers for giving hints on state test

District seeks to fire 2 teachers for giving hints on state test

A thumbs-up here, a grumble or tap there have put the careers of two Palm Beach County elementary school teachers in peril after district investigators concluded they were tipping off third graders to right and wrong answers as the children sat for the statewide math exam last spring. The investigation into the separate incidents at different schools began when students described their experience...
Update: Teachers accused of giving hints on state tests fired

Update: Teachers accused of giving hints on state tests fired

  Update:  The school board agreed to fire the teachers. The item was on a consent agenda and passed without comment at Wednesday’s special meeting. For more details see the full story here.    A thumbs-up here, a grumble or tap there have put the careers of two Palm Beach County elementary school teachers in peril after district investigators concluded they were tipping...
Gardens man pleads guilty in bitcoin case tied to JPMorgan hack

Gardens man pleads guilty in bitcoin case tied to JPMorgan hack

Staff writer Mike Stucka contributed to this story. Anthony Murgio, a Palm Beach Gardens man accused of running an illegal money-exchange business on behalf of the head of an international hacking ring, pleaded guilty Monday as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The 33-year-old’s guilty plea ends his involvement in an investigation into the massive 2014 hack of JPMorgan Chase, which...
Ex-school board member’s son pleads guilty in bitcoin case tied to hacking ring

Ex-school board member’s son pleads guilty in bitcoin case tied to hacking ring

Anthony Murgio Anthony Murgio, a Palm Beach Gardens man accused of running an illegal money-exchange business on behalf of the head of an international hacking ring, pleaded guilty Monday as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
A PBC school bus aide hit an autistic student; now she may be fired

A PBC school bus aide hit an autistic student; now she may be fired

File photo (Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Daily News) A Palm Beach County school bus attendant is in line to be fired after officials discovered she punched a harness-bound autistic student who was being unruly.
This party isn’t our party, PBC school district warns parents

This party isn’t our party, PBC school district warns parents

The school district released a redacted version of the online party flyer Palm Beach County’s public school system is warning that an online flyer using high school logos to tout a Friday night “Back 2 School Party” are not affiliated with the county’s schools.
Editorial: GOP effort to rein in courts tramples ‘separation of powers’

Editorial: GOP effort to rein in courts tramples ‘separation of powers’

For years, the Republican-led Florida Legislature has taken shots at the state’s judiciary in retaliation for rulings it hasn’t liked. The hostilities opened in 2006, when the state Supreme Court, on a 5-2 vote, declared then-Gov. Jeb Bush’s highly touted school voucher plan unconstitutional. The next year, a state senator countered with a proposed constitutional amendment to add...
School resumes Monday in PBC; some thoughts on what to do until then

School resumes Monday in PBC; some thoughts on what to do until then

For those of you checking your calendar, wondering when school is back in session: Students return Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Some district employees return a couple of days earlier: Thursday. The next long weekend isn’t far off, however. Students and employees will have the following Monday – Jan. 16 – off for Martin Luther King Day.   Looking for stuff to do in the meantime? Maybe...
More PBC parents choosing traditional public schools over charters

More PBC parents choosing traditional public schools over charters

Palm Beach County’s traditional public schools saw their biggest influx of new students in more than a decade this school year, as parents reversed a years-long trend by overwhelmingly choosing district-operated schools over charter schools. The number of students attending county public schools – both district-run schools and charters – passed the 190,000 mark this year. And for...
From Donald Trump to Dalia Dippolito: Palm Beach County’s top stories

From Donald Trump to Dalia Dippolito: Palm Beach County’s top stories

The next president of the United States has a place right here. And that’s just part of a wild news year in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Here are the area’s top 10 stories, as determined, and chronicled, by Post editors and reporters, with help from statistics on how popular news stories were with readers. 1. President Trump: It’s one of the most shocking upsets in U...
A PBC art teacher changed a student’s grade for $50. Now he’s being fined.

A PBC art teacher changed a student’s grade for $50. Now he’s being fined.

BOCA RATON — Torrey Green, an art teacher at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, is being fined for changing a student’s class grade in exchange for $50 to buy art supplies.
One of Avossa’s top deputies has resigned after 7 months

One of Avossa’s top deputies has resigned after 7 months

One of the Palm Beach County public school system’s top officials has resigned, less than eight months after being recruited to the position by Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa.
Students get simplified route to take SAT with accommodations

Students get simplified route to take SAT with accommodations

Tens of thousands of high school juniors and seniors with various disabilities have caught a break in what many describe as a Herculean task of getting the accommodations they are granted by law in the classroom to apply to their SAT college entrance exams. This month, the College Board announced it had overhauled the process for requesting things such as extra time, large-print exams or permission...
Teacher’s aide at Jupiter Middle School, young mom dies at 26

Teacher’s aide at Jupiter Middle School, young mom dies at 26

WANT TO HELP?Shekinah Caeser’s family has started a GoFundMe page online to help pay for her funeral and support her 1-year-old son. For details, go online to https://www.gofundme.com/sz-sleep-in-peace-shekinah-caesar Shekinah Caesar was headed home. But her car ran out of gas, and the 26-year-old Lake Park resident never made it. West Palm Beach police found the young mom Monday floating face...
Parent invokes Christmas in defense of Boca teacher behind Satan display

Parent invokes Christmas in defense of Boca teacher behind Satan display

The middle school English teacher who is taking heat for the controversial display he erected among the Christmas tree, nativity scene and menorah in a Boca Raton park, inspired a handful of parents of students not in his class to tote signs demanding he be fired from his job.
POINT OF VIEW Affordable college savings key to state’s degree goals

POINT OF VIEW Affordable college savings key to state’s degree goals

The state Higher Education Coordinating Council recently set an important goal of 55 percent of Florida’s working-age population attaining college degrees or professional certificates by 2025. It is the first time the state has set such a specific degree-attainment goal, and it comes as our State University System continues to see improvement in graduation and retention rates due to performance...
District names its Outstanding Volunteers of the Year

District names its Outstanding Volunteers of the Year

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to neighborhood@pbpost.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event. BRIEFLY The school district recently named its 2016-2017 Outstanding School Volunteers. The Outstanding Student Volunteer of the Year is Renee Runge, a senior at Suncoast High. Realizing it was difficult for students to find places to earn their required community...

District names Outstanding School Volunteers of the Year

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to neighborhood@pbpost.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event. BRIEFLY Artwork by more than 800 students from kindergarten to 12th grade will be on display in the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach through Jan. 17. The school district recently named its 2016-2017 Outstanding School...
Rosarian Academy honors students for academic achievements

Rosarian Academy honors students for academic achievements

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to neighborhood@pbpost.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event. ROSARIAN ACADEMY At an awards ceremony to honor middle school students with exceptional academic performance during the first trimester of the school year, Mercedes Cassidy, Hope Diffenderfer, Devyn Dyett and Lorenzo Escobar were recognized for achieving highest...
Avossa: Boca English teacher within his rights to erect Satan display

Avossa: Boca English teacher within his rights to erect Satan display

The man behind a display that at one time professed “In Satan We Trust” and “Celebrate Winter Solstice” in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square is indeed a middle school English teacher.
FAU’s big coaching splash: Can it translate to more wins and revenue?

FAU’s big coaching splash: Can it translate to more wins and revenue?

A high-profile athletic department hire thrust Florida Atlantic University into the national spotlight this past week, with fans, faculty and football pundits contemplating: How exactly did a school with a football program still in its teenage years land — and afford — Lane Kiffin? If you ask university President John W. Kelly, the answer didn’t start on the fresh field...
PBC high school graduation rate jumps by nearly 3 points

PBC high school graduation rate jumps by nearly 3 points

Palm Beach County public schools’ graduation rate jumped by nearly 3 percentage points last year, the largest single-year increase in the past four years, newly released state figures show.
Dozens of school crossing guards needed in Palm Beach County

Dozens of school crossing guards needed in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County needs school crossing guards — and a lot of them. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which runs the county’s school crossing guard program, said that as of Dec. 8, it has 71 open positions for people to help children safely get across the road to their classes. Until those positions are filled, the sheriff’s office is finding other ways to keep children...
Lake Worth High School upended by a student’s attack on an administrator

Lake Worth High School upended by a student’s attack on an administrator

Lake Worth High School (Gary Coronado/Palm Beach Post) Lake Worth High School’s principal has been removed from the campus and an assistant principal has been transferred in fallout from the school’s handling of a student who attacked the assistant principal last month, The Palm Beach Post has learned.
FAU transportation programs get millions in federal grants

FAU transportation programs get millions in federal grants

A pair of federal grants will bring millions of dollars to Florida Atlantic University over the next five years to study how to improvement the movement of people and freight throughout the United States. U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Ted Deutch joined members of FAU’s staff for a news conference Wednesday at the university’s Laboratory for Adaptive Traffic Operations and Management to announce...
Boundary changes for Calusa Elem, Forest Hill High move forward

Boundary changes for Calusa Elem, Forest Hill High move forward

  The school district’s boundary committee will recommend to Superintendent Robert Avossa that 372 Boca Raton students be shuffled in a move to reduce the crowding at Calusa Elementary. The committee spent the first months of the school year taking suggestions from parents and staff regarding the best way to relieve matter at the district’s most crowded school. The plan they settled...
High costs, few benefits to longer days at struggling PBC schools

High costs, few benefits to longer days at struggling PBC schools

Palm Beach County’s public school system is spending millions of dollars a year to extend the school day at its worst-performing elementary campuses, but a district study indicates the investment often does little to benefit students. Since 2012, a state law has required an extra hour of reading time at the public elementary schools statewide with the lowest reading scores — initially...
PBC schools may pay $350K after demoting pregnant administrator

PBC schools may pay $350K after demoting pregnant administrator

Palm Beach County’s public school system may pay $350,000 to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit alleging that a principal illegally demoted an assistant principal after she became pregnant with twins. In May, the Justice Department sued the school district, saying that Darren Edgecomb, then principal of Turning Points Academy near West Palm Beach, punished an assistant principal who went...
Lake Worth grad does time for murder, becomes prisoner authority, advocate

Lake Worth grad does time for murder, becomes prisoner authority, advocate

Paul Wright, 51, at the helm of Prison Legal News (The Palm Beach Post/ Allen Eyestone) Back in 1982, Paul Wright’s future had been bright.
Fix for Forest Hill High’s crowding could move students to PBLakes

Fix for Forest Hill High’s crowding could move students to PBLakes

The school district’s boundary advisory committee will turn its attention this week to trimming the rolls at the most crowded public high school in the county: Forest Hill High. The school tucked east of the interstate on the south side of Forest Hill Boulevard has 2,472 students crammed onto a campus build for 1,837.  That puts the school at 140 percent of its capacity and makes it...
Boca Police: School staff won’t face charges in 2014 sexual assault

Boca Police: School staff won’t face charges in 2014 sexual assault

What The Post reportedThe Post was the first to investigate reports of sex abuse at St. Andrew’s School. It was also the first to obtain and write about the investigation. After re-examining whether St. Andrew’s School violated state law by failing to tell authorities in 2014 about a reported sexual assault of a 15-year-old student on its campus, city police have decided no one at the...
A new principal has PBC’s toughest middle school on the upswing

A new principal has PBC’s toughest middle school on the upswing

It sounded, at first, like a bum assignment. In the summer of 2015, Anthony Lockhart was plucked abruptly from his perch as principal of Delray Beach’s A-rated Atlantic High School and sent to oversee Lake Shore Middle School, a troubled campus in far-away Belle Glade. What looked on paper like an unenviable transfer, though, was a call to action. Lake Shore Middle had become the worst-performing...
Check out this rapping teen’s ode to ‘Math Nation’

Check out this rapping teen’s ode to ‘Math Nation’

Atlantic High junior Jackson Destine Atlantic High junior Jackson Destine loves to rap. And he apparently also loves “Math Nation,” a free math-tutoring software tool created by the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning.
PBC school board imposes new rules for lobbyists

PBC school board imposes new rules for lobbyists

School board members are requiring all lobbyists to register and abide by new rules. Many people who lobby the Palm Beach County School Board or top school district administrators in an official capacity will now have to register and disclose their lobbying activities under a new policy approved by the school board on Wednesday.
Olympic Heights student arrested in attack on assistant principal

Olympic Heights student arrested in attack on assistant principal

An Olympic Heights High student is facing two counts of battery after she allegedly assaulted an assistant principal on the school’s campus west of the city, according to an arrest report. Taless McWhite, 18, remained Wednesday in the Palm Beach County Jail, where she is being held in lieu of $3,000 bail. The report said the assistant principal was injured while she attempted to restrain McWhite...
Editorial: Charter school leniency must come with accountability

Editorial: Charter school leniency must come with accountability

There’s a popular narrative among some charter school proponents that the Palm Beach County School District “hates” charters. That the district, because it’s afraid of competition, will do anything to keep new charter schools from opening in the county. It’s a foolish and counterproductive narrative. It’s also patently false. For several years now, the record shows...
Avossa’s salary ranks 4th among heads of largest U.S. school districts

Avossa’s salary ranks 4th among heads of largest U.S. school districts

Palm Beach School Superintendent Robert Avossa talks with a student at Lincoln Elementary School. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa is the fourth highest paid superintendent among the nation’s largest school districts and would earn nearly as much as the head of Miami-Dade County’s public school system if he wins a proposed 3 percent...

Editorial: Lake Worth sees ‘social justice’ in setting up free Wi-Fi

Lake Worth, smack in the middle of prosperous Palm Beach County, has a poverty rate of 32 percent. Its median household income is a modest $35,400. Its public schools tend to rate D or worse on the national ratings site schoolgrades.org. All of which are strong arguments for the city to make internet access as available as possible. Lake Worth’s Community Redevelopment Agency has a plan to do...
Boynton police officers go into schools to mentor young boys

Boynton police officers go into schools to mentor young boys

About once a week, Jervis Daley goes to Congress Middle School and spends time reading with 13-year-old student James Smith. But it’s not a normal mentoring program. Daley is a Boynton Beach police officer, taking part in a program called Boys and Blue that’s designed to bridge whatever division there might be between police and children. The idea came from Shannon Grice, Congress&rsquo...
Sutterfield: Plumbing woes scuttled promised move to north PBC

Sutterfield: Plumbing woes scuttled promised move to north PBC

Former school board candidate Tom Sutterfield isn’t buying a home in northern Palm Beach County after all, at least not for now. And he’s dropped the apartment he rented in the area as well. Sutterfield, who last month lost to former Palm Beach Gardens High principal Barbara McQuinn in his second bid to sit on the seven-member board, said he will be living in the Boynton Beach home...
Reminder: Applications due today for PBC’s performing arts schools

Reminder: Applications due today for PBC’s performing arts schools

Reminder: If you want your child in one of the district’s choice schools for the performing arts next fall, the deadline to submit an application is today, Dec. 2, 2016. You have until midnight to file. More than 20,000 students are expected to apply to one of the district’s choice schools. But only some have to have their applications in by day’s end. It’s an online application...
Task force urges action to stem heroin epidemic, save lives

Task force urges action to stem heroin epidemic, save lives

After more than seven months of work, the Palm Beach County Heroin Task Force is planning to unveil in January a multi-pronged “action plan” aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic. And task force members hope a recent Palm Beach Post expose about the epidemic’s toll in Palm Beach County will help prompt county and state lawmakers to provide money for many of the plan’s programs...
FAU hopes to build $33 million brain science center at Jupiter campus

FAU hopes to build $33 million brain science center at Jupiter campus

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly said he’s hopeful that state lawmakers will approve $30 million for a new brain science building on the school’s Jupiter campus. If the state comes through with the cash, Kelly wants to make a splash. He envisions a 72,000-square-foot building along Donald Ross Road that would greet motorists passing the labs of Scripps Florida and Max Planck...
Forbes ranks PBC public schools the 70th-best employer in the U.S.

Forbes ranks PBC public schools the 70th-best employer in the U.S.

Forbes magazines has rated the Palm Beach County School District as the nation’s 70th-best employer in a ranking of what it considers the 500 best large workplaces in the United States. The list, originally published in March, is based on anonymous surveys of more than 30,000 employees in organizations with at least 5,000 employees. It pegged the county’s school district as the second-best...
2017 PBC High School Graduation schedule is here

2017 PBC High School Graduation schedule is here

Did you say that all you want for Christmas is to make it to high school graduation? You’re in luck. Palm Beach County School District has come up with the dates that those wishes will come true for about 11,500 seniors. The graduation season will begin May 10, 2017 with the Indian Ridge students and run through May 25, 2017.  All but a handful of schools will see those seniors turn...
Man who threatened to bomb PBIA, schools gets 42-month sentence

Man who threatened to bomb PBIA, schools gets 42-month sentence

A 26-year-old Georgia man was sentenced Tuesday to 42 months in federal prison for making bomb threats to several Palm Beach County schools, Palm Beach International Airport and a suburban West Palm Beach business. Preston Alexander McWaters pleaded guilty in July to four counts of transmitting threats through interstate communication and two counts of conveying false information regarding explosive...
Martin sheriff: Teen with knife threatened South Fork High students

Martin sheriff: Teen with knife threatened South Fork High students

A 19-year-old South Fork High School student held a knife Tuesday morning on the bus ride to the Stuart school, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. He threatened to kill his classmates. A student snapped a picture of the teen, whom the sheriff’s office says has special needs and is in the exceptional student education program, and sent it to a parent. The parent notified deputies...
FAU police: Man caught videotaping women in bathroom

FAU police: Man caught videotaping women in bathroom

While a woman was using a bathroom Wednesday afternoon at Florida Atlantic University, she saw a man slip a cellphone into the stall. Not long after, university police found Alexis Fermin Garcia, 20, sitting on a toilet in the women’s bathroom. He’d locked himself in the middle stall in the room, according to a police report, and an officer had to kick down the stall door. It is unclear...

Photo gallery from the awards ceremony

The 2013 Pathfinder Awards at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach honors area high schoolers with scholarships and a night of academic celebration

Read more on the Fla. Dept. of Education website

School grades have been released.

Dwyer top team in area again

Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast start the 2013 high school football season with three state-title contenders and a host of dark horses. American Heritage, Dwyer and Fort Pierce Central all have their sights set on Orlando, while the 12 teams that fill out the Post’s preseason Top 15 all have potential to surprise.
District seeks parents’ thoughts on Boca boundary changes

District seeks parents’ thoughts on Boca boundary changes

“C-1 hybrid’ : The boundary proposal that will be taken out to community meetings. Boca Raton parents will have their first unrestricted opportunity to comment on proposed boundary changes that could shuffle an estimated 372 students in at least 60 neighborhoods.
School in turmoil: Eagle Arts Academy loses 3 principals in 3 months

School in turmoil: Eagle Arts Academy loses 3 principals in 3 months

Eagle Arts Academy, a Wellington charter school struggling through academic and financial problems, can’t seem to hold on to a principal this year. Since August, three principals have departed the school after being fired or resigning, leaving the campus and its teaching staff in constant turmoil. As it searches for a permanent academic leader, the school has tapped the school’s executive...
Barbara McQuinn sworn in as PBC school board member

Barbara McQuinn sworn in as PBC school board member

Barbara McQuinn New Palm Beach County School Board member Barbara McQuinn was sworn in today and board member Chuck Shaw won another yearlong term as chairman.
Sublime weather for South Florida, but snow, ice and storms elsewhere

Sublime weather for South Florida, but snow, ice and storms elsewhere

Indulgent days of sunny skies await South Florida this Thanksgiving week, but anyone venturing to other regions of the U.S. may face freezing rain, thunderstorms or several feet of snow. There’s even a burgeoning tropical cyclone in the southwest Caribbean. In an unusual late-season move by Mother Nature, Tropical Storm Otto formed Monday in the southwest Caribbean and is expected to become...
Which PBC school does it better? The Mannequin Challenge

Which PBC school does it better? The Mannequin Challenge

Palm Beach County students are no slouches. They spotted this trend a mile away and froze – because that’s what the trend requires: an extensive scene frozen and recorded on walk-thru. It’s called the Mannequin Challenge and everyone has done it. Ellen Degeneres. James Corden of The Late Late Show. Hillary Clinton (on a jet, with her staff and Jon Bon Jovi, before her loss). The...

Do you remember these big news events from 2014?

Take a look back at the people and events that shaped the year that was.
Park Vista teacher, 32, wants to be president of teachers’ union

Park Vista teacher, 32, wants to be president of teachers’ union

Boynton Beach City Commissioner Justin Katz hopes to add a new title to his name next year: president of the Palm Beach County teachers union. Katz, 32, announced on Facebook this month he plans to run in the county Classroom Teachers Association’s March election. The union represents more than 12,000 teachers. It’s “time for fresh blood and some more youthful leadership,”...
School in turmoil: Eagle Arts Academy loses 3 principals in 3 months

School in turmoil: Eagle Arts Academy loses 3 principals in 3 months

Eagle Arts Academy’s executive director is Gregory James Blount Eagle Arts Academy, a Wellington charter school struggling through academic and financial problems, can’t seem to hold on to a principal this year.