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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Career fair to be held this week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rasmussen College will host a free Career and Networking Fair for residents of the surrounding communities at the Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum on Au..
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Pre-schoolers fitted with tracking devices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - California officials are outfitting preschoolers in Contra Costa County with tracking devices they say will save staff time and money.The system was introdu..
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ACT results in, more high school grads ready for college

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla -  More high school seniors are meeting the testing standard that shows they're prepared for college -- even though overall scores on the latest ACT college en..
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''Smoke-filled bus drill'' happening in Lee County Thursday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Public Schools safety personnel and transportation personnel (including bus drivers and attendants,) along with Cape Coral Fire Rescue wil conduct sch..
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FIU president emeritus goes to Harvard

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Modesto Maidique, president emeritus of Florida International University, will be joining the Harvard Business School as a visiting professor this fall. Linda Hill, a ..
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USF's Judy Genshaft named NCAA Division I chair

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft has been elected chairwoman of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. The 18-member board, which is made up ..
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Orientations underway for Lee Virtual Instruction Program

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Orientations are taking place this week for students wishing to go to school at home through Lee County's new virtual schools. Lee Virtual Instruction Program is ..
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Health department reminds parents to get students vaccinated

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - It's almost back-to-school for Lee County students, which translates to another dreaded trip to the doctor for student's annual shots. Lee County Health Departme..
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WINK News viewers weigh in on new school district Facebook guideline

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County School District said teachers should not be friends with students on social networking websites - like Facebook or MySpace. The district said it i..
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Health Department reminds parents to get school children immunized

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - School starts soon and in order to attend, all students must be current on their immunizations.  The requirements have changed so parents need to check and ..
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Teacher gets compensated after ACLU stepped in to question suspension

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $10,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and a teacher who was suspended after someone posted a Facebook pho..
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