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Advanced Degrees, Professional Development and Research: How Kathleen High is Becoming a “Lab School”

Within Polk County Public Schools, a new phrase is being used in reference to Kathleen High: lab school. It’s a…

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Students from Tenoroc High's Transition Services program volunteering at Combee Academy of Design & Engineering.

Transition Services: Helping Students with Disabilities Through High School, and Beyond

It’s not easy to keep an elementary school running smoothly, but the Combee Academy of Design and Engineering doesn’t have…

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Announcing Polk’s 2019 Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year

Jennie Cyran, a math teacher at Horizons Elementary in Davenport, was announced as the 2019 Polk County Teacher of the…

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ESE Advisory Council Meeting on Jan. 17

The next meeting of the ESE Advisory Council will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.…

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Winter Haven High students with their mentors from CenterState Bank

Winter Haven High Students are the Focus of a Groundbreaking Mentor Program

Winter Haven High students are at the center of a groundbreaking mentorship program in Polk County. Twenty-seven juniors from WHHS…

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Griffin Elementary students were rewarded for good behavior with a dance party.

Turnaround Schools: Doing Whatever it Takes to Improve

What does it take to get students to do their very best? It might take a dance party with glow…

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Volunteer Now for Polk County Public Schools

PCPS Volunteers Can Now Apply Online

The online system for Polk County Public Schools volunteer applications is now live at polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved. With the introduction of this…

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An Update on Potential Busing Changes for 2019-20.

At Polk County Public Schools, our transportation staff conduct annual reviews to see whether any bus services not required under…

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Hannah Byers, a 2018 graduate of Lake Gibson High School, holds a necklace inscribed with the words, “dream, believe, achieve,” that her parents gave her as a graduation gift. Polk County Public Schools is seeing an increase in the number of students with disabilities, like Byers, who are graduating from high school.

Dream, Believe, Achieve: PCPS Achieving Big Gains for Students with Disabilities

When she graduated with a standard high school diploma in 2018, Hannah Byers celebrated for a reason bigger than herself:…

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Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading and Writing During the Holidays

The holiday season is typically a whirlwind of excitement for kids. As students are home from school, it is easy…

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