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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12th grade students still below 1992 reading scores

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MIAMI (AP) - A national education assessment released Thursday shows that high school seniors have made some improvement in reading, but remain below the achievement levels reached..
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Local students score high at music competition

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Southwest Florida Christian Academy students achieved some of the highest composite scores in the state of Florida in music theory, sight reading, and vocal quali..
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Student loan companies paying $58 million to settle claims

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Four student loan companies are paying the U.S. government nearly $58 million to settle claims they inflated their interest rate subsidies from the U.S. Depa..
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New school board members sworn into office

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The face of the Lee County School Board is changing dramatically Tuesday.  Three new school board members begin their new terms of service on the five member..
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Time running out for teachers to secure grants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The deadline is quickly approaching for teachers to secure grants for conservation related projects in their classrooms.   Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Frie..
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Fla. universities get economic development grants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's 11 public universities have received $10 million in state grants for 31 projects designed to help attract economic development. The grants announ..
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New Lee County school board members to take oath Tuesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  The majority of the Lee County School Board will change this week.Three new school board members will be sworn into office on Tuesday.The new school board ..
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Local teacher named music educator of the year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Music Educators Association has named Gretchen Wahlberg as the 2011 FMEA Music Educator of the Year. Gretchen Wahlberg is a member of the staff at Ve..
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