Contest aims to improve nation's teaching corps

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Caroline Hayden

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is hoping competition combined with cash will encourage states and school districts to improve the nation's teaching corps. Educatio..
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Biden: Obama tuition plan unlikely to affect Fla.

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration's plans to pressure states into keeping college and university tuition down probably won't apply to ..
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Challenge to schools: Embracing digital textbooks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools?    Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Comm..
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Fla. Senate panel kills immigration tuition bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida bill that would have allowed in-state college and university tuition for certain U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants is dead.   &n..
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Education: States should do more to reach students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not..
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Thomas S. Monaghan catholic leaders scholarship fund

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Ave Maria University is about to announce the establishment of the Thomas S. Monaghan Catholic leaders scholarship fund. Dr. Lou Traina stopped by WINK to tell us..
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Commissioner defends Fla. school grade rankings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson says ranking the state's school districts is designed to start a conversation, not stigmatize those at the b..
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State higher education spending sees big decline

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money, according to a study released Mond..
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Few Miami teachers dismissed for poor performance

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A group that analyzes teacher quality says the nation's fourth largest school district dismisses the fewest teachers for poor performance of any they've studied. ..
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Edison State's first on-campus housing set to open in August

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Edison State College students will soon have the option of living on campus, and the college's first ever residence hall is a far cry from a dingy dorm room."It's..
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Financial Aid nights set in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - For many students, the dream of continuing their education past high school would not be possible if not for financial aid. There are numerous ways students can g..
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School Choice starts today

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The county is divided into three zones. Parents can choose which school they want their child to apply within their zone...but then the lottery system assigns the..
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Student assignment starts January 17th in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla -The Student Assignment First Application period (Batch 1) for the 2012/2013 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, March 2..
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Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - 67 teachers from The School District of Lee County are dubbed Teachers of Distinction in the Golden Apple process. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program br..
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Seacrest 24th Annual Gala for Treasures

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It started off back in 1988, raising $15,000 and today, Seacrest Country Day School's has one of the most successful independent school fundraising events in the ..
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Chilmonik to run for Lee County School Board

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla- Bob Chilmonik announced on Wednesday his intention to run for election to the Lee County School Board, District Two. Chilmonik says his experience as an executive ..
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School districts mostly pleased with high school grades

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida high schools have raised their grades again. State education officials announced Wednesday that 78 percent received an A or B in 2011. That compare..
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JROTC programs earn Gold Star status

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Every Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program is required to undergo a Formal Inspection every three years. Earlier this month, four District A..
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Authors named for SWFL Reading Festival

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - The Lee County Library System announced the Best Seller List of authors who will participate in the 13th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival on Saturday, Ma..
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Fla. Legislature shifts focus to higher education

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Last year, Florida legislators made historic changes to education. Tenure for new teachers was eliminated. Instructor evaluations were revamped and linked to student t..
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