Lee County librarian earns national recognition

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - FORT MYERS, Fla., June 28, 2011 – The Lyrasis NextGen Librarian Award winner is Maria Palacio, Senior Librarian and Manager of Outreach Services, Lee Co..
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4,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly donated to Harry Chapin Food Bank

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Over 4,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly is being delivered to the Harry Chapin Food Bank as a result of a week-long promotion by Sweetbay Supermarkets in Lee..
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Robinson picked for Education Commissioner

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Virginia's education chief was picked Tuesday to run Florida's public school system.    The Florida Board of Education voted unanimously to name G..
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Union files lawsuit against Governor Scott

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's statewide teachers union is taking the lead in a lawsuit that seeks to block a requirement for teachers, state workers and many local government ..
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Don't let summer slide happen to your child

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The "summer slide," is what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. Children who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of readi..
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GED student petitioning against new Florida tuition bill

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A student studying to get his GED is gathering signatures against a new bill passed in Florida requiring students to pay for classes that were formerly free. J..
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State investigating possible cheating on FCAT results

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State officials suspect possible cheating on nearly 7,000 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests.    The Department of Education on Friday c..
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New building taking shape at Edison State College

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The three-dimensional rendering is becoming a three-dimensional reality as construction continues for the Student Services Building with an anticipated o..
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FGCU to consider tuition increase

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

  LEE COUNTY, FL-University students and parents are most likely going to see a hike in tuition this year. It's orientation time again at Florida Gulf Coast University. Among ..
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Bright Futures Scholarships may be changing for students

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - New and returning Bright Futures college students will be required to fill out a federal financial aid form for the first time to receive the merit based scholar..
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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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