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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AP Poll: Americans support community colleges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

A new poll shows the vast majority of Americans feel it's better for some students to go to community college instead of a four-year school. According to the poll by The Associated..
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Help education, satisfy your sweet tooth

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - From now through December 1, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant - located in The Strada at Mercato - wants to satisfy your sweet tooth while helping o..
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Court won't get into battle between 2 USCs

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't decide who really owns the initials "SC" when it comes to college sports: the University of Southern California or the University of South..
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FGCU classes canceled because of gas line leak

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The intersection of Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy. and FGCU Blvd. was closed while repairs are being made to a cut gas line. Motorists were asked to avoid the area..
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East Naples students set to break world reading record

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - On Thursday, October 7, East Naples Middle School (ENM) reading teachers will be sending some 35 of their students off to the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Tec..
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2 teachers honored with Excel award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

 LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  Lee County Public Schools announced Tuesday that 2 teachers have been honored with the 2010 Excel Award. This award is presented by The Foundation fo..
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Scott: More funding alone won't improve schools

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Rick Scott is emphasizing merit pay for teachers, expanded choice and more virtual schooling in his education plan. The gubernatorial candi..
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Governor Crist visits Southwest Florida school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Sarah Pusateri

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Governor Charlie Crist made a pit stop in Southwest Florida this afternoon, visiting one of Lee County's top performing schools.  "Hi! You must be the princ..
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CUNY-IBM to open unique school in NYC

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEW YORK (AP) - The City University of New York and IBM will open a unique high school that allows students to earn an associate's degree. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday ..
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Newark hopes Facebook gift translates to results

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Now that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $100 million to help boost Newark, N.J.'s low-performing public school system, it's time for officials to ..
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FGCU student killed in car crash, friends react

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

ESTERO, Fla - An FGCU student was killed in a car crash in Central Florida.FGCU's President Wilson Bradshaw issued a memo to students faculty and staff Friday to inform them of the..
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Lee Schools interim superintendent to be sworn in

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Lee County School Board will officially swear in their new interim superintendent Friday.Dr. Larry Tihen was named to the position after Dr. James Browder was..
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Fla. justices take class size amendment challenge

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on a proposed state constitutional amendment that would loosen class size limits. The justices Wedn..
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