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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Study gives 3 states "A" in civil rights teaching

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama, New York and Florida are the only states that receive grades of "A'' in a new study that looks at how states teach the civil rights movement to stu..
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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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