Florida will seek No Child Left Behind waiver

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida will be among the states seeking to opt out of No Child Left Behind requirements for public schools.    State Department of Educatio..
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Obama finds way around No Child Left Behind

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

A staggering 82 percent of schools next year could be labeled as failures under the No Child Left Behind law. That's why President Obama just announced a new way for states to side..
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Mo. lawmakers pass revised teacher-Facebook law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have approved a revision to a contentious law that limits online discussion between teachers and students.    The House..
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Teachers in Washington state vote to end strike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Striking teachers in Washington state's third-largest school district have voted to accept a contract, ending a walkout that has kept students out of class for..
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Library kicks off smart card campaign

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Lee County Library is hoping you'll visit your local library to obtain your free card. In tough economic times, y..
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Library ebooks now available for Kindle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Lee County Library System (LCLS) is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazo..
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President to speak to America's students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The White House has informed school districts across the country that President Barack Obama will be delivering his annual “Back to School” address to..
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Strides for education 5K

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - Help Collier students make great strides toward their future by hosting a 5K walk/run on Saturday, November 19th to benefit the Take Stock in Children Scholarship &am..
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Board of Ed approves English learner, pre-k rules

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The state Board of Education has approved new rules for English language learner programs and pre-kindergarten providers.    At its meeting Tues..
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IB program participants on the rise in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The number of Lee County students taking part in the International Baccalaureate program is up and getting the top diploma is helping families save money on going..
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WA teachers defy judge orders, continue to strike

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Washington state's third-largest school district are defying a judge's order and will continue to strike, forcing the cancellation of classes. ..
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Fla. teachers union files suit over merit pay law

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida's teacher union is suing the state over a new law that requires merit pay and ends tenure for new hires, one of a number passed nationwide changing how teacher..
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SAT reading scores decline

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

(AP) - Are schools pushing math at the expense of reading and writing? An official with the College Board says that's one possible reason for the decline in SAT reading scores for ..
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College night coming to Collier County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Collier County Public Schools’ annual College Night is right around the corner! Students and parents are cordially invited to the program taking place 4..
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Appeal court hears Florida tuition dispute

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A dispute over who can set tuition rates for Florida's public universities is in the hands of an appellate court.    A three-judge panel of ..
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Money available for SWFL teachers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - CenturyLink is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to offer a $100,000 “Double Your Impact” grant to fund classroom projects in public schools. Any publi..
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Elementary school honor society established

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - San Carlos Park Elementary School, Center for the Arts has established a chapter of the new National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to recognize its most outstan..
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Teaching the September 11th terror attacks to kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

Chances are you know exactly what you were doing when the towers fell on September 11, 2001. But there is a new generation that will only learn about the terror attacks through his..
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Fort Myers High School named among top in nation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - A new school year is bringing new accolades for Fort Myers High School.  The school recently received word that it’s one of the nation’s top Inte..
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Hodges University to open Veterans Service Center

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - Hodges University has announced plans to open a Veterans Services Center for its students on both their Naples and Ft. Myers campuses. The Center will be housed in th..
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