Two SWFL schools get grants worth $20,000

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BRADENTON, Fla  - Two Southwest Florida schools can purchase valuable learning tools for their classrooms thanks to Bealls Department Stores, Inc. Varsity Lakes Middle School ..
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Ave Maria unveils sculpture

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fla. - Two years ago artist Márton Váró took the first chip out of what would become one of his most important works of art. He began sculpting wh..
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Go back to school with Lee County Library System

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - The Lee County Library System has introduced another exciting new service - UniversalClass, a free online service for Lee County Library System full use card h..
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Collier public schools employees recognized

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Collier County’s Public Schools recognized six employees Tuesday as employees of the year.  They received the news in surprise classroom visits. T..
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Dr. James Browder offers to step down from Edison State College

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla -  The follwoing is a letter issued by Dr. Kenneth Walker regarding the possible departure of Dr. James Browder at Edison State College.  The letter is in..
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Local couple honored as humanitarians of the year

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

 NAPLES, Fla - Hodges University on Tuesday recognized long-time Naples philanthropists Dolph and Sharon von Arx as its 2011 Humanitarians of the Year. The award was presented..
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Spelling Bee champ repeats in Collier

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Jonathan Nativi, an eighth grade student at Seacrest Country Day School, is the 2011 Collier County Spelling Bee Champion, winning the crown for a second y..
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Ten named as Women of Achievement

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Greater Naples American Association of University Women has announced its 2011 Women of Achievement.   The AAUW is a national organization that promo..
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Golden Apples handed out in Lee County classrooms

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Six Lee County public school teachers were surprised in their classrooms Friday with the prestigious Golden Apple Award.  Each year, the Golde..
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Figure out your college plan at Collier County Expo

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Students attending School District of Collier County high schools will soon have the opportunity to research and explore different colleges and careers by att..
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Read Across America highlights reading in Southwest Florida schools

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - It's wacky, it's wild, it's wonderful you say...it must be Read Across America Day!In schools all over the U.S.,  and right here in Southwest Florida,  ..
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Local schools named finalists in Bealls and Whistles program

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

BRADENTON, Fla. – Bealls Department Stores, Inc., is proud to announce that 76 Florida schools have been selected by their local Bealls stores as finalists for its newly laun..
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Dunbar High gets national excellence award

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Dunbar High School Academy for Technology Excellence has been selected for a Magnet School of Excellence Award by Magnet Schools of America.  This is the to..
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Teachers surprised in their classrooms with Golden Apple Award

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Six Collier County teachers have been named the best of the best in education.The Education Foundation of Collier County and several members of the communit..
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Obama calls for investments in education, r&d

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. must invest in research and development, science, and especially education - or risk seeing the technological breakthrou..
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Collier parents, teachers voice opinons on who they want to see leading District

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Haley Hinds

NAPLES, Fla. - The Collier County School District is looking for a new Superintendent. And Monday night, people in the community got the chance to voice their opinions on what type..
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College Goal Sunday quickly approaching

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

IMMOKALEE, Fla - More than 25 organizations throughout Florida are preparing to host College Goal Sunday Weekend, an event designed to help limited-income, college-bound students p..
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2 male teachers to donate hair for charity

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Two male teachers are donating their hair to help out those with cancer.The teachers are among those who will donate to Locks of Love, a charity benefiting cancer..
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Schedules released for SWFL Reading Festival

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - The author and event schedules have been released for Southwest Florida's premiere literary event, The Southwest Florida Reading Festival. To view the complete sc..
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PROMISES, PROMISES: Charting anti-obesity progress

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama had doubts about making a campaign against childhood obesity one of her signature issues.  "I wondered to myself whether we could really make ..
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