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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Lee County teacher honored by Governor's office

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  Lee County Public Schools is very proud to announce that Ms. Fallon Melendez, an Exceptional Student Education teacher at Island Coast High School, has bee..
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Eden Autism Services open in Fort Myers school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Eden Autism Services officially opened its doors to its new Fort Myers school. The new school on Second Street actually opened late last month, but Monday was th..
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Port Charlotte band to play at Carnegie Hall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The Port Charlotte High School is headed to play at the famous Carnegie Hall. The "Pride" of Port Charlotte Wind Ensemble has been invited to play in the 9th..
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Lee County teachers will receive pay raise

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County teachers are poised to get a raise. Under a tentative agreement, teachers will receive a one percent pay raise and one percent bonus this year. Next y..
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Florida class size amendment challenge rejected

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a teachers union's challenge to a ballot issue that would loosen the state's class size limits. The unanimous ruling..
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Hodges University plans expansion thanks to surge in students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The down economy has an upside for higher education in Southwest Florida. Hodges University is seeing numbers soar - even launching a new $12 million dollar..
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Fla. looking for university trustee candidates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Board of Governors panel is seeking applicants for openings at boards of trustees at all 11 of Florida's public universities. The deadline for submitting..
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Collier school board candidates to debate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The Education Foundation of Collier County and Naples Daily News are co-hosting a School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.  The deba..
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Lawyers facing tough questioning on Amendment 8

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

UPDATE: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A teachers union lawyer has come under tough questioning from the Florida Supreme Court in a case challenging a ballot proposal to loosen class siz..
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Lee County school employees honored by Sterling Council

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Public Schools is proud to announce that three employees have been recognized by the Florida Sterling Council.  Don Bryant, principal of Fort Mye..
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