New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Less sodium, more whole grains, and low-fat milk. Those are some of the ingredients of the first major nutritional overhaul of the meals at school cafeterias in 1..
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Making college affordable: Financial aid nights scheduled

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - For many students, the dream of continuing their education past high school would not be possible if not for financial aid. There are numerous ways students can g..
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Canterbury students take top 2 spots in Lee County math competition

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Two Canterbury School seniors, Alexander Feiock and Carl Nist-Lund, were the highest scoring students in Lee County on the prestigious American Mathematics Compet..
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Golden Apple finalists surprised in their classrooms

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Fort Myers – Thirty outstanding teachers from The School District of Lee County were surprised in their classrooms today as The Foundation for Lee County Pu..
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Gov. Scott visits South Florida charter school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott and Michelle Rhee are in South Florida touting their agendas for more education choices. Rhee is the former head of public schools in Washing..
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Fla. OKs 1st Race to Top funds for school dists.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state has approved the first $25 million in stimulus spending from Florida's $700 million federal Race to the Top grant for 11 school districts. The De..
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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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