Ida Baker assistant principal put on leave

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Ida Baker Assistant Principal Ben Williams is on administrative leave, pending administrative reassignment while a professional standards inquiry is conducted. A ..
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Teacher accused of relationship with 18 y/o student resigns

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A teacher at Pelican Elementary School has resigned. Yesterday, a mother accused the teacher of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old Oasi..
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Agreement reached on Collier teaching assistants' pay raises

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County school leaders and teacher's assistants have come to an agreement on pay raises. Last night, the school board finalized a decision to give work..
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Four Lee County Schools will have extended hours in January

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County School Board members decided tonight to extend hours at four Lee County schools. Students at Colonial Elementary and Franklin Park Elementary will get ..
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Fla. A&M taken off probation by accrediting panel

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University has been taken off the probation imposed a year ago in the wake of a marching band member's hazing death, ending the threat of a..
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Lee County school board votes to make school day longer

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A big change may be coming to four Lee County schools. Today, the school board will vote to make the school day longer. It would start when kids come back from wi..
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3 arrested in stolen exam scheme at FIU

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Officials at Florida International University say two students have been arrested for allegedly stealing exams to sell to other students.    In a statem..
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Fla. Gov. pushes districts again on pay raise

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is asking school superintendents once again to finalize pay raises for teachers.    Scott on Monday sent out a lette..
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Fla. students below global peers in math, science

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Florida teens scored lower than their international peers in math and science and about the same in reading on a global test.    Results released Tuesda..
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Teen: Ohio boy flashed gun before school standoff

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A 14-year-old student flashed a pellet gun inside an Ohio high school, setting off a lockdown and short standoff Monday in a hallway before he was taken into cu..
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Some states move to save cursive in the classroom

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.    Cur..
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Fla. court rules teacher data is a public record

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida appeals court says that data used to prepare teacher evaluations is a public record.    The 1st District Court of Appeal on Tuesda..
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2 students sent to the hospital after fight at PCHS

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Law enforcement had to intervene in a violent fight at Port Charlotte High School around noon today. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said Yonatan Amaya ..
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Study: Record number of foreign students hit US

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in Americ..
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Duval School Board considers school name change

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Duval County School Board member has formally requested that the board consider changing the name of Nathan B. Forrest High School - whose namesake was ..
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In Florida, agreement to reduce student arrests

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - One of the nation's largest school districts, law enforcement and the NAACP have reached a deal aimed at arresting fewer students for minor offenses and cutting down t..
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Children hit while boarding Hardee County school bus

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

HARDEE, Fla.- Three children were injured when a pick-up truck hit them as they were getting on the school bus, just before 7:30 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol said 9-year-old Caylin ..
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Fla. teacher suspended for taping student's hands

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A science teacher at Lake Brantley High School is serving a five-day suspension without pay for taping a disruptive student's hands together. &n..
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Edison State College adopts policy to ban sex offenders

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Edison State College Board of Trustees just unanimously adopted the policy to deny admission to sex offenders, sex predators and convicted felons, who crimes ..
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House bill makes schools check for sex offenders

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the Ho..
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