FCAT server has technical difficulties, disrupts test

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The teachers' union is calling yesterday's problems with the state's FCAT test a sign of a flawed system. The Collier County School District says the national..
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Technical glitch causes FCAT testing problems in Collier

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Several Florida school districts, including Collier County, are having trouble administering the state's standardized test because of a computer glitch. &nb..
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Edison unveils new logo and mascot

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Along with a new name, there will also be a new look. As Edison State College makes the transition to become Florida SouthWestern State College, there will b..
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Voucher expansion proposal revived

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A proposal to expand Florida's main private school voucher program is advancing again in the Legislature. A Senate committee on Tuesday agreed to include t..
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High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lenny Smith

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is upholding the decision by Michigan voters to ban the use of race as a factor in college admissions.    The justices said in a ..
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Opponents: Textbook bill creates unfunded mandate

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Muslim activist group says a bill that would require the state's school districts to review textbooks used in classrooms creates an unfunded mandate and ..
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Three governors team up to push for lower tuition bill

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez, made an urgent last-minute plea for legislators to pass a tuition break to ..
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Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.    Mrs. Obama tells a group of students that young ..
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Parents keep kids home during FCAT testing

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The 'opt out' movement is gaining momentum and making its way to Southwest Florida, as parents choose to have their kids not take the FCAT test. Lori Fayhee is on..
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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.    Sample questions for th..
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Gainesville high school takes math title again

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - You might call them math wizards.    The Buchholz High School math team swept the Florida Mu Alpha Theta competition over the weekend, bring..
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Deep Creek teacher on leave after child abuse allegations

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A Charlotte County teacher is on administrative leave, pending an investigation into child abuse allegations. Mike Riley with Charlotte County Schools confi..
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Senate approves bill on ailing nursing schools

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Senate has approved a measure requiring nursing education programs to be nationally accredited within five years of accepting students. &n..
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Gov. Scott announces $3.5 million for Lee public schools

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott visited Allen Park Elementary today, and announced more money will be given to 40 public school in the Lee County School District.Scott announ..
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New Everglades curriculum available to teachers

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A state-approved curriculum to guide classes about the Everglades is now available to Florida teachers.    The Everglades Foundation unv..
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Panel Oks bill to allow guns in Florida schools

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The debate whether safety is worth the risk of having more guns on school campuses took center stage in a Florida House committee, which approved a bill We..
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Common Core backlash in Fla. prompts changes

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Fueled by parents angry over contentious new national education standards called Common Core, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is pushing thro..
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$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.    Every payment toward their stude..
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Scott meets with students in Tampa, talks tuition

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott met with five high school students and their parents to discuss the rising cost of college tuition.    The students from Thomas Je..
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Girl, 8, injured while getting off school bus

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

PONTE VEDRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old north Florida girl is in serious condition after being hit by a car that attempted to pass the school bus she was walki..
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