University of Florida moves toward block tuition plan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The University of Florida took steps Friday to change the way students pay for their education. UF is moving to block tuition, charging students by the semester..
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Department of Education lauches new web tool for parents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The Florida Department of Education launched a new web resource today designed with parents in mind.  The new “Success Measures” website was cra..
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Teachers of Distinction named in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program’s 2010-11 Teachers of Distinction were announced in surprise classroom visits to their schools.  They ..
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Hodges names new program after local family

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla -   In recognition of a generous and significant gift to the institution, Hodges University announced that it has named one of its schools of study as the Nichols ..
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Student housing to be reality at Edison State College

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - For the first time in the Edison State College’s 48-year history, students will have the option to live on campus. Today the Edison State College District B..
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Looking for work? How about a career in teaching?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Interested in becoming a middle school teacher? The State of Florida predicts it will need to hire more than 3,000 middle school teachers in the next several year..
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Local teacher to visit Galapagos

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools is proud to announce that Joy Cooper, a Bonita Springs Middle School teacher is one of 24 U.S. educators travelling to Galapagos throug..
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Lock in tomorrow's tuition at today's prices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Families looking to lock in the price of tuition for a loved one this holiday season have until the end of January to act.  It’s open enrollment in th..
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Foundation for Lee County Public Schools looking for mentors for students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is recruiting mentors for high school and middle school students who were selected as scholarship recipients in the T..
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Plan approved, millions on its way to Lee and Collier County Public Schools

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools received notification from the Florida Department of Education that its full work plan has been approved and the distrtict will receive ..
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Elementary rezoning meetings scheduled

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla -  Dates, times, and locations of three parent meetings, to be focused on a yet-to-be-completed School District of Collier County elementary school rezonin..
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Public invited to Nutcracker

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla - For the first time, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts will perform its sell-out production of Tchaikovsky’s two-act ballet, The Nutcracker for the..
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First Lady in Miami to promote healthy eating

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

Michelle Obama is in Miami at Little Havana Elementary School to promote her "Let's Move" campaign. Local chiefs will be joining her in showing how to make an salad bar. The campai..
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Economists want to stop teachers' degree bonuses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

SEATTLE (AP) - Every year, American schools pay more than $8.6 billion in bonuses to teachers with master's degrees, even though the idea that a higher degree makes a teacher more ..
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125 students graduate DARE program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

FORT MYERS, Fla - The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office held their DARE Program graduation. The ceremony was held at Kingsway Elementary School on Friday. . Parents, friends and f..
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Student authors honored with parade

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Marching bands, fire trucks, favorite book characters, and local celebrities paraded around the school bus loop at Allen Park Elementary School on Friday.The sc..
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Florida graduation rate up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Officials say Florida's high schoolgraduation rate rose to 79 percent this year.      The Florida Department of..
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One in three Florida kids obese, new effort to solve problem

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - One in every three Florida kids ages 10 to 17 is overweight or obese. Blue Cross Blue Shield is looking for solutions, through its philanthropic affiliate The Bl..
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Florida's graduation rate rises

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist Thursday announced Florida’s graduation rate soared to new heights this year, continuing a five-year trend of increases. According ..
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Calling all chocolate lovers...

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival, one of the area’s favorite sampling events, will be held Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bell Tower ..
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