Class Size Amendment causing students to be stuffed into elective courses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Florida's Class Size Amendment was passed by voters to keep class sizes small, but some Lee County educators say it's doing exactly the opposite. Only 17 student..
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Auction nets more than 1M for state school fund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE - Florida CFO Alex Sink's Bureau of Unclaimed Property netted over $1.1 million for the second consecutive year at the annual unclaimed property auction held Saturday, ..
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Fewer Americans approve of President Obama's handling of education

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

SEATTLE (AP) - A new Gallup Poll has found fewer Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing in support of public education, but they continue to have a highly fav..
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Election shifts make up of Lee County School Board

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The primary election in Lee County has shaken up the Lee County School Board. Incumbent candidates Steven Teuber and Elinor Scricca both lost their seats to newc..
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Florida one of 10 named school grant winners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Education Department says nine states and the District of Columbia will receive money in the second round of the $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" school refo..
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IT'S YOUR MONEY: Are Cape Coral school resource officers worth 1 million dollars?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral leaders decided to spend money on school resource officers after a meeting Monday night. The city will spend nearly 500,000 dollars on the program. Sc..
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Holcombe retiring as Florida colleges chancellor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Willis Holcombe is retiring as chancellor of Florida's state and community college system. Holcombe announced his plans Monday but will remain on the job u..
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School zone speeders busted

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police hit the streets to enforce school zone speed limits during the first day of school. Officers with the Fort Myers police department were pulling drivers ov..
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School faces court hearing after banning Bibles on Religious Freedom Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tuesday Liberty Counsel will meet the Collier County, Florida, School Board in the Fort Myers federal courthouse. This lawsuit challenges the board's recent ban ..
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Hundreds of kids not allowed back to school because of immunizations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A number of kids weren't allowed back to school Monday because they didn't have the proper immunizations to attend class. The Lee County Health Department was pa..
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Back to school across Southwest Florida

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It's back to school for tens of thousands of students across Southwest Florida. The school bell is ringing for the start of the year in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Gla..
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School supplies running low on first day of school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the school year beginning, supplies are running low in The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools' Teacher Resource Center. Over the summer, hundreds of p..
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New school year brings stricter class size limits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - As children around Florida head back to school, the toughest requirements of the state's contested class size amendment will go into effect. The start of t..
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Public hearing scheduled on class size reduction in Collier

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Parents and any community member wishing to learn about and comment on the School District of Collier County’s plan to comply with the Class Size Reduc..
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Lee County schools see increase of students in advanced courses

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The recent results of the 2009/10 Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Tests highlight the fact that more and more students in Lee County..
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Lee County schools announce free, reduced lunch policy

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Public Schools announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National Scho..
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Collier Co. Superintendent Thompson voted out

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier County School Superintendent Dennis Thompson has been voted out by the school board. The board decided not to renew or extend the contract of Superin..
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Lee County Schools: Kids keep cell phones off during school hours

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - With school starting Monday, school administrators ask parents to remind their children to turn off the cell phones at school. It was also asked that parent..
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Bus drivers simulate fire emergency

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Lee County school bus drivers prepared for the school year by taking part in a smoke filled bus drill. Nearly 700 bus drivers and transportation..
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Lee County displays 'slow down' banners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County firefighters are making it their prerogative to make the community aware that school starts on Monday.Various departments across the county have desig..
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