Search for FSU President gets political

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A top Republican state senator has emerged as the leading - and right now the only - candidate to become the next president of Florida State University. In..
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Parents present recess petition to Lee County School Board

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A group of parents who started a petition asking for mandatory recess, presented that petition to the Lee County School board Tuesday night. The petition collecte..
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Laws aimed at helping understand school progress

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MILTON, Fla. (AP) - New laws should make it easier for parents to see how their children's schools and districts are doing compared to others in Florida, experts told the state Boa..
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Dr. Nancy Graham will remain Lee Schools superintendent

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It looks like Dr. Nancy Graham will remain Lee County Schools superintendent for at least a few more years. Today, the Lee County School Board discussed her new c..
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State Board of Education to discuss new standards

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MILTON, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Board of Education is preparing to review revisions the Legislature made to the state's Common Core standards.    The board is schedule..
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Online petition pushes for mandatory recess in Lee schools

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lori Fayhee remembers recess as a child in school, something she says her 11-year-old son has never had during his time in the Lee County School District. "His d..
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NAACP holds summit on education equality in Fla.

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The NAACP is holding a summit on education equality in honor of the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.    Wednesday's event in ..
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Pre-K availability varies by state

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Want your child to go to a state-funded pre-K program? Choose your home state wisely.    A new report to be released Tuesday finds wide disparities..
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Dogs brought on Fla. campus to ease finals stress

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Stressed-out students at one Florida school got a little help during finals week.    Lynn University in Boca Raton brought dogs to a campus l..
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No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive globa..
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Lee County students donate hair to Locks of Love

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Some students at Allen Park Elementary are sporting new hair styles, and all for a good cause. The students got their hair cut and donated it to Locks of Love...a..
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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.   &..
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Bus driver accused of calling student offensive names

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

CLEWISTON, Fla.- A mother is outraged after she says her son's bus driver not only called her son offensive words, but promoted hitting on the bus during the ride home.WINK News as..
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Fla. Legislature passes in-state tuition bill

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida students living in the country illegally will be allowed to qualify for in-state college tuition rates under a bill passed by the Legislature. ..
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Fla. Legislature OKs 1-year pause on school grades

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's school grading system would be paused for a year under a bill now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.    The Florida House on W..
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Fla. Senate revives in-state tuition break

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate is reviving a tuition break for some Florida high school graduates who are living in the country illegally.    The Senate..
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Florida's high school graduation rate among lowest

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's high school graduation rate is among the lowest in the nation.    A report released Monday at the Building a GradNation Summit in Washington f..
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Fla. House passes rival school textbook bill

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials would still review textbooks used in classrooms under a bill passed by the Florida House.    The House on Monday refused to ..
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Collier 4th grader refuses to take Math FCAT

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

NAPLES, Fla.- A fourth grade student at Naples Park Elementary School refused to take the Math FCAT today, part of a growing 'opt-out' movement. Chase Moore says, "I was just afrai..
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University to students: no selfies at graduation

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - In the coming weeks, graduates of the University of South Florida will be able to frame their diplomas - but not a selfie of their walk across the commencement s..
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