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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Lee School Choice Program could change

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A meeting Tuesday could mean changes to the Lee County school choice program. School board members will vote to ammend how they give preference to students when i..
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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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