1st day back for Collier County students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

NAPLES, Fla.-     All of Southwest Florida's schools are be  back in session today.     It's the first day of classes for kids in Collier Co..
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FGCU installing solar panel system in Naples

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

NAPLES, Fla.- It's your money- and Florida Gulf Coast University is spending over $200,000 in taxpayer dollars for solar paneling.164 precisely-placed solar panels promise to cut F..
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Lee County teacher honored after 42 yrs of service

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It's a bitter-sweet start to the school year for one Lee County teacher. Riverdale High English teacher Mary Hill is receiving a lifetime achivement award after s..
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Ex-education chief says Florida going backwards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A former education commissioner says Florida's schools are going backward in preparing students for college.    John Winn on Thursday told t..
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FGCU holds annual 'Welcome Back' celebration

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla.- Faculty and staff at Florida Gulf Coast University are celebrating the beginning of a new school year at their annual Welcome Back celebration. University president, ..
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Florida paying 3 large salaries at DOE

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - (AP) Florida has just hired a new education commissioner, Gerard Robinson, and is paying him $275,000, which is one of the highest salaries in state government. ..
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Quality Life Center gets new computer lab

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Quality Life Center and the children who attend its afterschool programs are excited about their new computer lab. On Wednesday, GTECH Corporation and the Florida..
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Governor donates school supplies

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla - To encourage Floridians to take advantage of this weekend’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, Governor Rick Scott Friday purchased school supplies at an Orland..
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Four Florida Universities make Forbes list

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Florida has some of the most affordable colleges in the county. Four Florida universities ranked in the top 20 of Forbes’ best buy list. The University of ..
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Florida a leader in setting reading standards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new federal report shows Florida is a leader in setting reading proficiency standards but lags a bit in math.    The National Assessment o..
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NYC to mandate sex education in public schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Mandatory sex-education classes are returning to New York City public schools for the first time in nearly two decades.    The New York Times (http:/..
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New career fair announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - If you're out of work and looking for some help finding that next job, Rasmussen College may be able to help.On August 25th, Rasmussen College will be hosting a c..
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WINK TV and FM help 'Stuff the Bus'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WHO: WINK FM, WINK TV and Lee County Public Schools WHAT: 2011/2012 Stuff the Bus Event WHERE: In front of the Target Super-Store, 13711 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers (corner of US ..
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First day for Florida's new Education Commissioner

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Florida has a new Education Commissioner.  Gerard Robinson most recently served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia, but Monday b..
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Dr. Joseph Burke visits Lee County schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Dr. Burke will arrive at Colonial Elementary to eat lunch with some students. Afterwards, he'll head to Trafalgar Middle School in Cape Coral. All morning long, D..
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Students go Back to School this Morning

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

FORT MYERS, Fla- It's the first day back to school for students in Lee and Charlotte Counties. But it's not just the first day for kids, it's also a new school year for Lee County'..
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Waiver planned for No Child Left Behind

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

WASHINGTON (AP) - Another school year is about to begin and state officials have told Education Secretary Arne Duncan they can't keep waiting for relief from the mandates of the No..
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Pivot Charter School information meeting August 4

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melinda Zinni

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Pivot Charter School is a free online public school that is launching this fall for students, grades 6-12, in Lee County. The innovative program combines an onlin..
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Federal debt deal raising cost of student loans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Graduate students looking to take out subsidized student loans may soon have to dig deeper in their pockets to pay it off, as part of the nation's new debt deal. ..
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Deparment of Education recognizes top schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Education Commissioner John L. Winn Thursday recognized some of Florida’s highest performing school districts for either maintaining or improving their di..
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