Stephanie Susskind, WPTV

Stephanie Susskind


West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Why are some Palm Beach County schools not locked down for weapons on campus?

WPTV has heard from several concerned Palm Beach County parents and school employees about why their schools were not put on lockdown when weapons were discovered on campus. → Read More

Could Florida middle and high schools eventually start later?

A new proposal in the Florida Legislature would change school start times for thousands of students throughout the state. → Read More

Panic alarm button is 'powerful tool,' Palm Beach County school police chief says

WPTV is looking at the process and tools that are used when deciding to place a school on lockdown in Palm Beach County. → Read More

High school seniors have until Friday to make pledge for Indian River State College's Promise Program

High school seniors on the Treasure Coast and in Okeechobee County have until Friday to make a promise to Indian River State College and receive free tuition while they earn an associates degree. → Read More

Dozens of books removed from Martin County schools

A new list shows dozens and dozens of books have been removed from library shelves in the Martin County School District. → Read More

Palm Beach County schools unveil guidelines for alerting parents about emergencies

A lockdown on Thursday at Lake Worth Middle School came one day after the Palm Beach County School Board was updated on a new district communications policy. → Read More

Palm Beach County school leaders stress importance of voluntary pre-kindergarten

New numbers show only about half of Palm Beach County kindergarten students were considered "kindergarten-ready" when they entered elementary school this year. → Read More

Could universal school choice legislation hurt Florida's public schools?

The Florida Legislative Session starts next week and one of the biggest topics expected on the floor is the concept of universal school choice. → Read More

Martin County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Millay reflects on tenure after announcing resignation

The superintendent of the Martin County School District spoke Wednesday with WPTV, a day after he abruptly announced that he is resigning at the end of June. → Read More

Judge dismisses, for now, lawsuit over LGBTQ+ Pride flags in classroom

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit – at least for now – that a parent filed against the School District of Palm Beach County after two LGBTQ+ Pride flags were hung in his son's classroom. → Read More

How can parents, students cope with new normal of school threats and lockdowns?

Your child's safety at school is top of mind for any parent as we acknowledge we are living in a new world of school threats and lockdowns. → Read More

Some frustrated with approved student boundary map for new Palm Beach County high school

After a tense Palm Beach County School Board meeting on Wednesday night, we now know the official student boundaries for the new Dr. Joaquín García High School in western Lake Worth. → Read More

Martin County School District stays ahead of the curve with campus security

WPTV went to the Martin County School District to see the security changes they've implemented since the Parkland tragedy, and what still needs to happen. → Read More

FHSAA removes menstrual questions for female athletes on physical evaluation form

It was a big win for student privacy when the Florida High School Athletic Association board of governors voted to remove questions related to a female athlete's period from physical evaluation forms. → Read More

Palm Beach State College helps students struggling with food, basic needs

We talk a lot about how families are struggling to make ends meet these days, but we don't often focus on college students. Education leaders said the need is there, though. → Read More

Palm Beach County superintendent releases recommended boundary map for Dr. Joaquin Garcia High School

The high school boundaries that Superintendent Mike Burke will recommend to the Palm Beach County School Board in two weeks have been released. → Read More

Florida lawmakers from Palm Beach County want to raise starting teacher pay to $65,000

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday unveiled his 2023 budget proposal, which includes a record $26 billion for K-12 education. → Read More

Palm Beach County students claim their future, focus on prospective careers

The relationship between the business community and local schools was on full display Tuesday at the annual Palm Beach County Claim Your Future Showcase. → Read More

Some families considering leaving Florida over sexual orientation law, survey finds

A new survey is shedding light on how LGBTQ+ families are handling controversial new legislation in Florida, like the "Parental Rights In Education" law, which critics call the "Don't Say Gay" bill. → Read More

Seminole Ridge Community High School students learn to create quality journalism

As we wrap up National News Literacy Week, WPTV is highlighting what our local schools are doing to help students spot misinformation and create quality journalism. → Read More