Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

Updated 3 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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Slightly over half of Fla. students pass FCAT

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Slightly over half of Florida students have passed the state's standardized math and reading exams.    Results released Friday by the Depart..
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ACT to enhance how scores reported

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores.    The exam's traditional 36-point scale remains unchanged. ..
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Book bet made to bring Tonight Show to Chicago

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon have made a pact to bring the show to the Windy City - with one condition.    During E..
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Father ordered to enroll 8-year-old girl in school

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MARION COUNTY, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida judge has ordered a Marion County man to enroll his 8-year-old daughter in school.    The man is claiming he is a sovereig..
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Siblings graduate as back-to-back valedictorians

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two siblings from New Smyrna Beach are back-to-back valedictorians at their high school.    Scott Mosher found out last week that he wa..
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Lee County School District launches App

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County School District can now say 'there's an app for that!' The school district launched an app for parents and community members last week. It's availa..
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Search for FSU President gets political

Updated 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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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