Few students proficient at U.S. History

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

(AP) - A new national assessment finds that less than a quarter of students are proficient in U.S. history.    The 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress t..
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Bank collecting shoes for kids

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Port Charlotte, Fla., June 14, 2011 — Craig DeYoung, president of Charlotte State Bank, announced Monday that all five bank offices will serve as collection points for the ..
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Cape Police and 7 Eleven partner for Operation Chill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla - School is out for the summer and kids in Cape Coral may be actually looking forward to getting a ticket from a Police Officer. That’s because the Cape Cor..
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U.S. Attorney's office cuts gun crimes one student at a time

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill Monday announced his office's proactive efforts to curb gun crimes in the Middle District of Florida. For the past..
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Merit pay takes step foward in Florida

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Outgoing Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith has approved a "value added" student growth model to help evaluate teachers for a new merit pay plan.&nb..
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School district honors substitute teachers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools is proud to announce the 2010/11 Substitute Teachers of the Year. They are:  -  Elementary:      ..
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Only a few days left the help hungry children this summer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Peanut butter and jelly.  These two food items are staples for children-and during the summer, children in Lee and Collier counties will depend on them for s..
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Winn named interim education commissioner

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The State Board of Education this week unanimously approved John Winn to serve as Interim Education Commissioner as the Board conducts its search for Florida&..
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Lee County schools release SAT-10 results

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla -Results of the spring 2011 administration of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) in kindergarten, first and second grades show reading achievement among Lee ..
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Two local schools get money from Lowe's

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 19 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in Florida. These schools received grants d..
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State extends deadline for Education Commisioner candidates

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The State Board of Education reopened the application process for education commissioner Friday after receiving submissions from 19 people including longti..
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Several Southwest Florida high schools earn high marks in national rankings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Several local high schools are listed in new national education rankings out this week.Fort Myers High School in Lee County is in the top 100 schools in The Wash..
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New Collier Co. Superintendent to be sworn in June 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Newly appointed Superintendent of Collier County Public Schools Kamela Patton will officially be sworn into office on Wednesday, June 1. Dr. Patton’s si..
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FCAT results for 3rd graders exceed state averages in SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE & COLLIER COUNTIES, Fla.- The results of the 2011 3rd grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) were released Thursday by the Florida Department of Education. Read..
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Average 3rd grade FCAT scores unchanged from 2010

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Statewide third-grade reading and math results on Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test this year are unchanged from 2010. The statewide figures show 72 pe..
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Career Day at Franklin Park gets an A+

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - They won't enter the work force for several years, but the students at Franklin Park Elementary in Fort Myers are already focused on what they want to be.The scho..
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E-books sales surpass printed book sales on Amazon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday said that, after less than four years of selling electronic books, it's now selling more of them than printed books. The online ret..
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Catholic school students mark May as Month of Mary

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -   St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School held its May Crowning of the Blessed Mother in the school courtyard, Monday, Catholic schools across the nation hav..
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Collier schools announce summer programs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The School District of Collier County is releasing information for its summer programs.  Elementary school students in the district who are struggling wi..
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School district's response to high school lockdown

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County School District released this statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the lockdown at East Lee County High School.School District's statement:Toda..
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