Fla. looking for 'Race to the Top' volunteers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida education officials are looking for volunteers to help implement the state's $700 million "Race to the Top" grant. The Department of Education on M..
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Lee County Schools Dr. James Browder takes job at Edison State College

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County School District Superintendent Doctor James Browder has accepted a position at Edison State College. Next year, Edison plans to open a K-8 school. Dr...
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Florida public universities may adopt flat tuition

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

MIAMI (AP) - Full-time students at Florida's public universities may soon be paying a flat rate for tuition, no matter how many classes they take.      The..
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Eden school opening in Fort Myers Monday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Eden Autism Services, is officially opening its new school for children with autism in Fort Myers. Eden has operated a school for children and young adults with ..
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Fla. Supreme Court gets class size amendment case

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - As expected, the Florida Supreme Court has received a challenge to a ballot proposal that would loosen Florida's class size limits. The 1st District Court ..
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Contractor outlines Florida school testing fixes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A company in the first year of a four-year, $254-million contract to grade Florida's standardized test says it's taking steps to prevent future delays. Dou..
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Fla. university panel mulling tuition, fee rules

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The panel overseeing Florida's 11 public universities may propose changes in tuition and fee rules that could make going to college more expensive. The Bo..
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Parents say no school speed zone around Mariner High puts kids at risk

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Parents at a Cape Coral school want to know why their kids are not protected by a school zone speed limit. They say cars are whizzing by students at high speeds,..
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YMCA planning Daddy-Daughter dance

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  The Lee County YMCA is planning their 3rd annual Daddy - Daughter Dance on Saturday, September 18th .The dance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to..
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Schools to celebrate breakfast week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Throughout the week of Sept. 13-17, the Florida Department of Education’s Food and Nutrition Management Section, in conjunction with the Florida Scho..
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Fort Myers students celebrate National Anthem Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  St. Francis Xavier School Students celebrated  National Anthem Day Tuesday.The students dressed in red, white and blue and held a canned food drive fo..
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President to deliver his second back to school message

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is taking to the nation's airwaves once again, this time for an address to America's schoolchildren in which he will tell them nothing is b..
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Lee County principal uses military mission to improve grades

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dr. Shirley Chapman is not your average principal. Dressed in fatigues she monitors classes at the Lee Charter School in the Dunbar community. Staff members are ..
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Charlotte Co. students get jump start on college

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lauren Pastrana

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Imagine being half-way done with college before stepping foot outside your high school. Some students in Charlotte County are on the fast track to higher educa..
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College loan default rates rise, report says

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

The number of college students defaulting on their federal student loans is climbing, and those who attend for-profit schools remain the most likely group to default, according to ..
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Fla. SAT scores stable, below national average

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - SAT college entrance exam scores for Florida students in the class of 2010 remained largely unchanged from a year before, though more students are taking the test. Flo..
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Judge: Voters have right to determine class sizes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A circuit court judge ruled Friday that voters have the right to determine class sizes in Florida.Judge Charles Francis agreed Friday with the state's argu..
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Lee schools superintendent in talks regarding Edison State College job

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  Doctor Jim Browder, Superintendent of Lee County Public Schools, is being considered for a new job.Dr. Kenneth Walker, longtime President of Edison State Co..
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Lee County Schools transportation audit released

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - WINK News summarized the findings. First, school choice make bus routes longer and increases drivers working overtime. The good news? The district accident rate ..
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First Virtual Teacher of Year Award goes to Fla.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - It's fitting that the first award in a field where distance doesn't matter has gone to a teacher who works for a school some 500 miles away. Teresa Dove, o..
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