Student authors celebrated at school

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Student authors were honored Thursday in Fort Myers.  Allen Park Elementary held its annual Author's Parade. Students have been writing and illustrating thei..
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Sunshine State Scholars named

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Two Fort Myers High School student are named Sunshine State Scholars. Michael D’Angelo and Cory French from Fort Myers High have been named Sunshine State S..
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Reading to the dogs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Let it be known: Benson Memorial Library is going to the dogs.    Well, at least once a month that is.    Cynthia Kline, a four..
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11 states seek relief from No Child Left Behind

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department says Tuesday that 11 states have sought a waiver around unpopular proficiency requirements in the No Child Left Behind education law.&nbs..
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Governor Rick Scott in Immokalee

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Miller

IMMOKALEE, Fla - Governor Rick Scott is in Southwest Florida for his sixth "Let's Get to Work" Day.  Kyle Jordan joins us live from Immokalee High School, where Governor Scott..
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Collier schools meet class size requirements

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Florida Department of Education confirms that the Collier County Public School district is in full compliance with the State of Florida Class Size Reducti..
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Despite controversy, Harrel ready for work

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Even if it weren't raining, it would still be a gloomy time at Edison State College. School President Kenneth Walker created a firestorm of controversy last week..
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$44,000 in grants given to Lee County teachers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Public school teachers have been awarded more than $44,000 by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to conduct unique learning projects in their classrooms..
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Board of Ed approves new pre-k standards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Board of Education has approved new learning standards for students participating in the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program.    The ..
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Edison president speaks out about controversies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Dr. Kenneth Walker, president of Edison State College, has released the following statement, Friday afternoon, after this week's controversies: "My understanding ..
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Students 'fire' Edison State College president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Ryan Kruger

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Some students at Edison State College are taking on a bold task...removing the School President. A letter circulating around campus calls for Kenneth Walker to b..
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Most states to seek exception to education law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education l..
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Details still unclear surrounding Atkins' leave

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- It's been one day since WINK News cameras caught the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Steve Atkins, leaving the Edison State College campus. He's on paid admin..
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Scott: State doesn't need more anthropologists

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott says it isn't a vital interest of the state of Florida to have more anthropologists.    Economically speaking, he may be right: Job grow..
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School food drive in final days

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Lee County Schools Annual Canned Food Drive that helps feed thousands of needy families each year ends this week. The drive began October 3rd and runs through..
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Virtual school is on the rise

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A growing number of parents are now choosing not to send their kids to a traditional school and the decision isn't sitting well with educators. Carlos Suarez explains.
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Tallahassee lawyer to head Fla. college system

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Tallahassee bond lawyer is the new chancellor of the Florida College System.    Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson named Randy Hanna t..
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Ave Maria recognized as Catholic university

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fla - The Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, made perhaps the most significant announcement in the history of Ave Maria Universit..
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Gov. Scott speaks at SWFL education summit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The future of education has been the talk all day at a special community summit in Southwest Florida. Business, education and political leaders from across the st..
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Ave Maria to install new leader

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fla - Ave Maria University will officially install its second president, H. James Towey, during a special ceremony on October 7, 2011. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with..
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