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PCPS Transition Student Found Her Passion – and Career Path – in Art

Polk County Public Schools’ Transition program is designed to help adult students with special needs develop workforce skills — and…

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Gibbons Street Office Gets a Makeover Thanks to Lowe’s

Polk County Public Schools’ Gibbons Street location recently got a makeover, thanks to Lowe’s. Employees from Lowe’s in Bartow donated…

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Disability Awareness Month: Kiana Leslie Keeps Moving Forward

It was one lap around the track at Lake Gibson Middle School, but for Millicent Whitehead, it was proof that…

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PCPS Becomes First District in the State to Offer Autism Spectrum Endorsement

For Cheryl Joe, Polk County Public Schools’ newly approved endorsement for educators working with students who have autism — the…

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Disability Awareness Month: Yariel Rodriguez Can Now Say “Daddy,” and That Means Everything

The year since Yariel Rodriguez started VPK at Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy has been full of happy moments for…

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Disability Awareness Month: For Autumn Palmer, Every “Good Morning” Is a Victory

When Autumn Palmer began studying at Karen M. Siegel Academy nearly 10 years ago, she rarely spoke, and never in…

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PCPS Task Force Outlining Initial Recommendations for 2020-21 School Year

The Polk County Public Schools reopening task force will soon go over its initial recommendations for the 2020-21 school year.…

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An Update on ESY Services for Students With Disabilities

Polk County Public Schools has a longstanding Extended School Year (ESY) summer program that serves students with disabilities with Individual…

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New Report Explores Ways PCPS Can Help Struggling Learners

A new 10-month study highlights how Polk County Public Schools can better support students who are struggling academically and have…

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Polk ESE Advisory Council Will Hold Virtual Meeting on April 23

The next meeting of the Polk ESE Advisory Council will take place virtually via video conference on Thursday, April 23.…

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