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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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