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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Jason's Deli letting kids eat free

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Going back to school can be stressful for parents and their children. To ease the transition back into school Jason’s deli is offering a week of free kid&rs..
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Goodwill Life Academy ready for new school year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - When Lee County students arrive at their first day of school on August 8, more than 40 will report to the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a charter school for stude..
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School starts early this year in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Because Lee County Public Schools is a high-performing District and student achievement continues to rise, the State provides a waiver to allow the start of sc..
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Lee schools accepting applications for free and reduced cost lunch

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools is announcing its 2011/12 policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the..
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Uncommon Friends Foundation awards 2011 scholarships

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  The Uncommon Friends Foundation has awarded more than $21,000 in scholarships to Southwest Florida students.The Uncommon Friends Foundation concentrates on..
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Salvation Army hosts back-to-school fashion show

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties held a back to school fashion show at it's Fort Myers store on Wednesday.The fashion show is to help boost ..
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Parent assistance center opens in Lee County

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools has created a Parent Assistance Center to provide parents and the community with information and support as they work with schools to..
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High school graduation pays, according to new data

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC - New data reveals that high school graduates nationwide earn an average of $8,000 more annually compared to high school dropouts. The state-by-state data, releas..
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Broward County teacher named Teacher of the Year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla -  Alvin Davis, a teacher from Miramar High School in Broward County, was selected as the Florida Department of Education/Macy’s 2012 Teacher of the Year...
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