Elementary Education

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Substitute Teacher Sent Home After Claiming To Hear Strange Voices

    A second-grade substitute teacher at Pride Elementary School in Deltona was ordered to go home after a bizarre incident where she claimed to have heard voices outside her classroom, and rambled on about the CIA and FBI and wanting to call the president of the United States, Robin Forde, 51, was re ... More >>

  • Film

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Third-Graders Who Bombed The FCAT Still Going On To Fourth Grade

    hepburnpage.comWelcome to fourth grade!​According to state education rules, around 3,350 third-graders in Broward County and 2,400 in Palm Beach County are supposed to be repeating the grade due to their FCAT reading scores -- which they won't, thanks to a few "loopholes."By state standards, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    FCAT Results: A Bunch of Broward and Palm Beach Third-Graders Still Can't Read

    hepburnpage.comProbably how the kids are reading these days.​Chances are, 17 percent of third-graders in Broward County and 18 percent in Palm Beach County couldn't read that headline, according to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results released today.Only around 80 percent of the young ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010

    Juarez's Children

    Drugs, death, and fear

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Q&A With Solita Chef Anthony "Radar" Risoli

    ​Chef Anthony "Radar" Risoli is a true Italian American with a passion for cooking. His route to the kitchen has been long and arduous, so now, he says, he's here to stay at Solita. The modern lounge ambiance attracts the young and the beautiful while Risoli cranks out dishes with a new take on It ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010

    Educating Maria

    On L.A.'s Skid Row, a generational war over how to teach the American children of illegal immigrants

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Bomb Threat at Boynton Beach School

    A bomb threat has led officials to evacuate Citrus Cove Elementary School on Lawrence Avenue in Boynton Beach. Police are on the scene. More information as it becomes available.UPDATE: School has been cleared.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: The Nuclear Physicist of Wines

    Remember that kid in elementary school who was always the last one picked for any team sports? You know, the one everybody said was a spaz, who couldn't hit a ball or catch a ball or tell first base from third base or a touchdown from a free throw?  In the wine world, that kid is Riesling. A do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    A Rash of Preschool Purse Snatchings in West Boynton

    Flickr user: wyrd oneWatch out for mommy's purse, kids!What kind of criminal preys on parents waiting in line to pick up their kids from preschool? Four times in the last few weeks, unknown suspects have smashed windows and snatched purses from the cars of parents headed to pick up their kids at pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Chaos at Sunrise Middle School

    Once upon a time, Sunrise Middle School had such a good reputation that some parents considered it better than private school. It is the only middle school around with a Montessori program.  It has a gifted program. There's an accelerated group called the "Golden Hammers" (like other school gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Morning Juice: Pint-Sized Reporter Points Out Our Shortcomings

    Ten-year-old Damon Weaver got himself some press credentials to cover the inauguration for his Palm Beach County elementary school's TV station. This came about after a YouTube campaign Damon launched in which he used celebrities to try to convince Barack Obama to give him an interview. After learni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Morning Juice: Florida Schools Pass Third Grade, Union Wants Choking Principal to Stay Awake, Rival Gangs Stay in School

    Wake up, kids, you got a C!Florida Schools Just Good Enough to Advance to Next GradeFlorida has the tenth-best schools in the country, according to this study by Education Week. Now I'm no expert in cross-state rivalries, but I'd guess this might be the first time Florida has fallen behind Georgia a ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008


    Big Girls, Little Guys, Lots of Fun

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    Fast & Fury

    Ten years later, the fury are still grinding out the yardage. Barely.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008
  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Lance's Gay Odyssey

    Lance Bass' new book is a coming-out tale

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Timestable MC

    If you like math rock, you'll love math rap

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007
  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Blubber for Cash

    Bucking the health food tide: This middle school says, "Let 'em eat dougnuts."

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    New Found Residence

    There's no place like home for New Found Glory — wherever that is.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006
  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Where the Queer and the Antelope Play

    Willie Nelson goes gay (for a song).

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    The Littlest Felons

    Book 'em, Dano! "Superpredators" with pebbles and raw eggs get zero tolerance in Palm Beach County schools.

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Block Party

    A local girl overcomes family tragedy to become one of the nation's best b-ballers

  • Film

    February 10, 2005

    Great Clips

    Tennessee schoolkids teach the world a lesson in an inspirational documentary

  • Music

    September 9, 2004
  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Junior Boys

    Last Exit (Kin)

  • Music

    July 1, 2004
  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Liquid Courage for Kids

    Palm Beach County Schools peddle their good name

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Bubble Gum Babes

    Four South Florida girls hope to follow Christina and Britney to the top

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Radiohead Rorschach

    A fifth-grader's drawing is worth a thousand-word critical analysis

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Rise Up for Recess

    Cooped-up kids, unite! You have nothing to lose but your desks.

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Morning Star

    Feet in Nashville, head in the sky, Venus Hum keeps stretching

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Peddling the Bush Agenda

    Ideas? The Bush boys have 'em. And are they whoppers!

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003

    When Worlds Collide

    Hancock does it on the floor

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003

    Lock It Up, Lock It In

    Kids get a night on their own

  • Subtropical Life

    May 15, 2003

    Best Epicure

    Steve Abrams´ kid

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Slammin' Truth

    Richard Negri can handle the truth -- and a mic

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Busy Miss Lizzie

    Duff rides her popular TV series to Rome and the big screen

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Jeb's Boy

    Frank Brogan, Bush's man in academia, must defuse the FAU scandals. But where is he?

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    Steal from the Kiddies, Spoil the Rich

    Hollywood schools its citizens, young and old, in stupidity

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Out of Africa

    Agnes Essien left Nigeria three decades ago, earned a Ph.D., and ended up minding a market

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    We Have a Problem

    Filthy bathrooms, dirty pictures, teachers fleeing in droves -- sounds like Apollo Middle School is adrift

  • Best of BPB

    May 11, 2000

    Best Private School

    The Sagemont School

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2000

    A Widower's Window on the World

    Paul Linke performs Life After Time

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    The Culture War Continues

    A controversial character-training program was pulled from a state bill, yes. But now Broward County has to deal with it.

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Emerging Elitism

    American Heritage School survives despite near financial collapse, angry neighbors, and a questionable relationship with a Plantation politician

  • News

    January 1, 1998

    Islands in the Mainstream

    Broward schools are determined not to separate disabled students from the general population. But how do you teach inclusion?

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Blackboard Bungle

    In an era of overcrowded classrooms, who would build a school in a town with no children? The Palm Beach County School Board, that's who.

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