New database to track emergency drills in Lee Co. schools

Updated 9 hours ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County School District leaders are making changes as the new academic year approaches, with a particular focus on student safety.  Earlier this year, di..
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2 Charlotte County schools are back in session

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Two of Charlotte County's elementary schools are back in session as of today, so the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is asking everyone to use caution whe..
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FSU addresses campus safety amid federal probe

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University is hiring a Title IX director and two sexual violence prevention coordinators before the fall term starts in five weeks. &nbs..
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Florida teachers challenge voucher expansion

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Lee County social studies teacher and the state's main teachers union are filing a lawsuit to block a significant expansion of a private school voucher p..
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Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - There's been another delay for pop star Justin Bieber on Florida charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.    Prosecutors and Bieber'..
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Grades are in for SWFL schools

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Your child could be going to school longer next year. Most school grades are in for Southwest Florida's public schools, and while some are showing improvement, ot..
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More 'A' and 'F' grades for Fla. schools

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More Florida elementary and middle schools earned a preliminary "A'' on their annual school grades.    However, the state Department of Educ..
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FAMU law school meeting standards

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The law school at Florida A&M University is meeting national standards and will maintain its accreditation.    Last year the American Bar As..
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Florida St student wins grant aimed to help women

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida State graduate student has been awarded an $11,000 grant aimed at helping women who have gone back to school seeking a career change.  ..
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Student loan interest rates to increase

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans. This hike is relatively minimal but could foreshadow more increases to come.   &..
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FSU students chosen for economic conference

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida State students have been chosen to participate in a meeting with Nobel laureates in Germany to discuss economic sciences.    Grad..
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Doctors to parents: Start reading to kids early

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's largest pediatricians' group says parents should read aloud to their children every day starting in infancy.    Doing so can enhance chil..
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Florida Gov. approves voucher expansion

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's main private school voucher program will soon be open to middle-income families under a significant expansion signed into law Friday by Gov. Rick..
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Florida Gov. approves voucher expansion

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University is aiming to have a new president on board by early fall.    An FSU search committee on Friday voted in favor of an..
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Lee Schools employee accused of molesting young girl

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Corey Lazar

FORT MYERS, FL.--A Lee County school worker under arrest and accused of molesting a little girl.WINK News confirms 42-year-old Richard Moffitt works at Pinewoods Elementary School ..
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Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.&nbs..
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FSU revamps turbulent search for president

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University is trying to revamp its tumultuous search for a new president.    A search committee on Wednesday voted to hire a n..
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Cost of Florida prepaid tuition plan to drop

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's prepaid tuition plan is going to get cheaper.    Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed into a law a bill that restricts state universit..
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School district community forums begin Monday

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The School District of Lee County requests the input of community members and parents at any one of nine Community Forums, as the District begins the process..
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Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aiming to alleviate the burden of student loan debt, President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their inc..
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