Local school districts collect Race to the Top funds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – The Florida Department of Education (DOE) Tuesday announced that 11 school districts have been approved to begin receiving local Race to the Top funding. G..
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Neb. judge tosses illegal immigrant tuition suit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska judge has thrown out a lawsuit on challenging a state law that allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. The lawsuit was filed o..
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Milk Party sets legislative goals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A children's advocacy effort modeled after the tea party movement has introduced $300 million in legislative priorities that it believes will bolster Flori..
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New plan to save money on college costs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla -  Florida's community colleges,now known as Florida Colleges, are evolving to meet the state's growing demand for workforce-related degrees. Approximately o..
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Dropping temperatures cause cancelation of outdoor activities

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Because of the local Weather Advisory and anticipated cold temperatures forecast tonight (Monday, December 13, 2010,) Lee County Public Schools has directed all s..
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Obama: Nutrition bill vital to children's future

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is signing into law legislation to provide more lunches and dinners to school children and make those meals healthier. Speaking at ..
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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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