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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School transformed for The Polar Express

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - You could feel the spirit of Christmas in Downtown Naples Friday as a pre-school was transformed into The Polar Express. First Presbyterian Pre-School converted part ..
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Feds reject Florida's early learning grant request

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida won't be getting a $100 million federal grant for early learning.    President Barack Obama's administration on Friday announced nin..
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Students graduate from Intensive English course

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Hodges University held graduation ceremonies on Thursday for their Intensive English classes in Collier County. The English as a Second Language (ESL) graduat..
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Number of students attending charter schools soars

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their expansion, according to figur..
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Naples High teacher named distinguished educator

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - Naples High School English teacher Janet Glancy has been named a 2011 University of Florida Distinguished Educator.  She will be recognized at the university&rsq..
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Edison board of trustees names Dr. Land acting president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Edison State College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Patricia Land to Acting District President, effective Thursday, Nov. 30. Dr. Land has served as the C..
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Teachers of Distinction named in Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Teachers of Distinction were announced today in surprise classroom visits to their schools. These teachers received surprise congratulations from volunteers a..
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Diamond Girls Conference held in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - With all the outside pressure on today's teenage girls, do they stand a chance of becoming the precious gems they were born to be? The answer from the first ever "Dia..
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Edison board investigates termination of Dr. Walker & Beeson

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The board of trustees at Edison State College has voted not to accept Dr. Kenneth Walker's proposal Tuesday afternoon, during a meeting regarding the fate of both..
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Fla. justices to rule on school funding lawsuit

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A sharply divided appellate court has blocked efforts by Florida legislative and education leaders to halt a lawsuit over state school funding.  ..
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Lee school district changes school choice program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County school board has approved a change to the district's school choice program, which could affect where thousands of children go to school. The decis..
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