Lee Schools need millions for maintenance, new buildings

Updated 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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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Barry Manilow gives back to Lee County Schools

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A music legend is coming to Southwest Florida, and he's bringing along his passion for learning the arts. Barry Manilow will be at Germain Arena next week on Frid..
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Controversy plagues school mental health screening

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champagne, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching ..
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Divided FAMU board picks Mangum next president

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M University is selecting a Cornell University vice president to lead the school following a tumultuous period in the school history. &n..
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Edison College may become Fla. SouthWestern State College

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Edison State College is expected to become Florida SouthWestern State College in July of this year. The Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee in the Florida..
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Barry University computer system hacked

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - Patients of the Foot and Ankle Institute at Barry University are being notified that their medical records and personal information may have been hacked.   &..
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Nearly half of Fla. high schools given an A grade

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Sunshine State students are scoring higher than years past, setting a record. Nearly half of Florida's high schools received "A" grades for the 2012-2013 school ..
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Fla. school named for South general to be changed

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Students at a Florida high school named after an honorary Ku Klux Klan leader say they are happy that their school will soon be renamed.    ..
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Ida Baker assistant principal put on leave

Updated 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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