Controversial teacher evaluations released to the public

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Teacher rating scores are in, and they're creating controversy. It's called a VAM score, or Value-Added Model, and teacher's union leaders say the numbers are mis..
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Fla. considers in-state tuition for Dreamers

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - State lawmakers could approve a bill this session allowing qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. &..
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Man sentenced for stealing scholarship money

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to three years in prison and 25 years of probation for stealing $92,000 from a scholarship fund.    ..
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High school athlete to sue school after injury

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa high school football player who hit his head during practice in 2013 intends to sue the Hillsborough County School District, saying that a piece of unatt..
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School bus driver will not be charged with child neglect

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Megan Contreras

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A school bus driver will not be charged after a fight broke out on her route. Months ago a child passed out after another kid choked him. Originally the drive..
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District investigates Collier teacher

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County teacher has been taken out of the classroom. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the school district said they have an open investigation into ..
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Board looks at Fla. school standards, grading

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida education officials on Tuesday tried to end a long-simmering debate over what its school standards should be and how schools should be graded. &nb..
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University of Florida admits nearly 13,000

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida has admitted nearly 13,000 high school students into the class of 2018.    Associate Provost Zina Evans tells The ..
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Miami-Dade schools chief is superintendent of year

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - A national education organization has named the head of Miami-Dade Public Schools superintendent of the year.    The School Superintendents Association ..
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Teachers sense a solution in special needs education

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Trampolines, swings and obstacle courses in school are helping some students advance in the classroom, according to teachers.Charlotte County teachers want m..
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Lee County teacher fired for allegedly cursing at students

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County school board voted unanimously to fire a Riverdale High School teacher, accused of cursing at students and making other derogatory comments toward ..
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Quarter of seniors scoring 3 or higher on AP test

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - More than a quarter of all Florida high school seniors are earning high enough scores on Advanced Placement tests to earn college credit.    A report re..
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Lee Schools need millions for maintenance, new buildings

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Schools may have to tap the taxpayers to cough up more money, to cope with population growth and budget shortfalls. The schools need millions for bette..
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Fla. Board of Ed weighs changes to Common Core

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart says proposed changes to the Common Core will strengthen the state's academic standards.    Stewart told the ..
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Fla. Board of Ed to hear about Common Core changes

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's Board of Education will consider proposed changes to the Common Core academic standards at its meeting in Miami.    Education Commissioner Pam..
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School bus and car collide on Del Prado Blvd. at Veterans

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- No one was injured when a Cape Coral Charter School bus and car crashed on Veterans Pkwy., east of Del Prado Blvd., just before 4:00 this afternoon.One child was ..
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2 students shot in Philly school gym; boy held

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A boy and a girl hanging out with a group of fellow students in a high school gym were shot and wounded Friday afternoon, and up to three other boys may have be..
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Lee Co. Schools to change student assignment system

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Schools are looking to level the playing field for more families hoping to get their kids into their top choice schools.The school district is changing..
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Fla. college graduation rates called unacceptable

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Graduation rates at some Florida universities are being called unacceptable.    The new chairman of the Florida Board of Governors on Thursda..
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Obama convenes college leaders on expanding access

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is bringing university presidents from across the country together to exact commitments from each to expand access to higher education.&nbs..
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