Event raises money to protect children from abduction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - An evening of great food and good wine is helping to protect children in Southwest Florida. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children held an gourmet di..
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Autism certification classes to be held at Edison State College

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It is estimated that 1 in 110 children in the United States are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to The Centers for Disease Control an..
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Ave Maria recognized by two publications

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fl. (November 3, 2010) – Ave Maria University (AMU) officials were pleased to have recently received notable distinction from two national publications.  News..
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Fla. universities panel considers tuition issues

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Board of Governors may adopt a regulation that would let Florida's universities seek the panel's permission to charge students a flat tuition rate rega..
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Lee County teachers, staff getting pay raises

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - At a time when most school systems are scaling back, Lee County teachers and support staff are getting raises. Lee County teachers recently received a one-percen..
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Lee County receives $5,000 ''Good Neighbor'' grant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lehigh Elementary School will be receiving the “Good Neighbor Grant” for the second year for its students. Named in honor of both the State Farm slog..
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Library bookmark contest winners announced

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - See the work of some of the area’s young artists, at your library. Hundreds of children participated in the annual “Design a Bookmark” contest a..
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Fla. university tuition still one of lowest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tuition at Florida's 11 public universities continues to rank third-lowest in the nation even after 15 percent increases in each of the last two years. A p..
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Child protection group hosting fundraiser to raise money for critical programs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - On Wednesday, November 10 the Sea Salt restaurant in Old Naples will host a fundraising benefit for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)...
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Lee County students pass prestigious exam

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - North Fort Myers High School is proud to announce that a select number of its 2009/10 juniors passed one or more diploma-qualifying Cambridge AICE exams, becomin..
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Bullying violates federal law

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is sending a warning to schools, colleges and universities nationwide in response to several high-profile cases of bullying.I..
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Local student meets Venus Williams as a reward for her hard work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI, Fla. - Four outstanding South Florida students, and the non-profit organizations they represent, were honored by Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee at a special on-field ceremony a..
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Florida investigating 5 for-profit colleges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is investigating five private, for-profit colleges to determine if they engaged in unfair practices and misled students about financial aid. Ryan W..
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Edison High earns an A

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Edison Collegiate High School in Punta Gorda got its first report card and earned an A grade. Edison Collegiate High easily met the standard for top honors..
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Schools get online chance to vie for new computers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC.com and Microsoft are offering an extreme computer makeover for one U.S. school. An online competition tied to NBC.com's "My School Pride" initiative will pr..
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Woman honored for dedication to children's issues

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Kathleen Passidomo has been given the Glass Slipper award by the The Education Foundation of Collier County for her outstanding dedication and service for th..
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Musician Nestor Torres to teach at FIU

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Musician Nestor Torres will be playing in South Florida for a while. Florida International University said Monday that he has joined the faculty for fall and will teac..
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UF gets $2 million donation for new professorship

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida will get a new professorship thanks to an endowment by a UF trustee and his wife. The university said on Monday that Dr. Steven a..
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Tuition tax credit set to expire

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling education an "economic imperative," President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress to make permanent a $2,500 college tuition tax credit that is sched..
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Regional superintendents assess future of public education

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida Gulf Coast University civics engagement class, in cooperation with The News-Press, invites area residents to join a discussion of the future of public ..
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