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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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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