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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Poll finds recent college grads hit by recession

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A Rutgers University poll finds that the most recent graduates are stuck taking lower-paying jobs that are less likely to offer health insurance. The pol..
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Charlotte and Lee County school districts named high performing districts

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLHASSEE, Fla - The State Board of Education approved the designation of 13 Florida school districts as 2011-12 Academically High Performing School Districts on Tuesday. These di..
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Sallie Mae cuts interest rates on student loans

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK - Sallie Mae is lowering the interest rates it charges on its student loans. But that likely won't attract a surge of new borrowers.    Formally known as SL..
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FCAT retake results in Collier Co. announced

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- High school students in Florida need to pass the FCAT Reading and Mathematics tests to be eligible for a high school standard diploma. This year, in Collier C..
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Read a book, pass it on campaign starts in NYC

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Public Library is encouraging bookworms to pass around 25,000 free copies of a new paperback it will distribute in subway stations, on park benches and..
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Florida schools still face big class size penalties

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's school districts still are facing $7.7 million in penalties for violating current class size limits although lawmakers loosened them for the futu..
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Second try on FCAT doesn't pay off for most Florida students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Scores for students retaking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test show less than a third passing the exam after being given another try.   &..
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Naples High selected as Reading is Fundamental program of the month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON – Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, named the Naples High School as the national Program of the Month h..
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Former FGCU president Merwin dies at 71

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

ESTERO, Fla. - Former Florida Gulf Coast University President William C. "Bill" Merwin has died.FGCU said Merwin, 71, passed away Friday in Jacksonville following a lengthy illness..
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150 girls attend Girls Going Places Conference

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  Nearly 150 teen girls from 30 middle and high schools in Southwest Florida attended the Girls Going Places Conference on Wednesday at FGCU. Presented by G..
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Quality Life Center unveils its new look

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Quality Life Center has a new attitude these days. With a massive beautification project just completed, The Q has updated its look that goes along with the expan..
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Community awareness meeting: Keeping your kids drug free this summer

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The risk of substance abuse triples when teens enter high school and kids entering middle school have an increased exposure to situations involving drugs and ..
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FCAT writing results released

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE - The 2011 FCAT Writing results are out and the percentage of students scoring 4 or higher increased in all tested grade levels, with 4th, 8th, and 10th graders experi..
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Six local teachers receive Golden Apple award

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - More than 1,400 people gathered in Collier County to celebrate excellence in the classroom on Tuesday. They met at the Philharmonic Center for th..
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President honors outstanding math and science teachers

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC - President Obama today named 85 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Te..
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Broward schools' chief will leave with hefty check

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Outgoing Broward County schools Superintendent Jim Notter will be leaving in June with a hefty check.    The superintendent has accumula..
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WINK-TV to re-broadcast Golden Apple Awards

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. – WINK-TV will re-air the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Awards over the next two weekends. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools hosted the 24..
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New leadership named at St. John Neumann High School

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - The Diocese of Venice has made a change in the administration at St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Collier County.Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, St. J..
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