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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Rosh Hashanah or class? Collier County School District making students choose

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish new year. It begins at sunset, and for some students in Collier County, that means having to choose between Te..
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Challenge to Fla. class size amendment in court

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A lawsuit challenging the Legislature's proposed state constitutional amendment to loosen class size limits is getting its day in court. A judge was going ..
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Fort Myers school earns accreditation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Father Anglim Academy is pleased to announce that the school is now accredited through the Florida Catholic Conference. The criteria for accreditation is very st..
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College night coming to Lee County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - t’s never too early for students to start gathering information on what they want to do after they graduate from high school. Some will be going on to coll..
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Colleges buying land, without knowing if they'll use it

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Colleges around the country are buying up large chunks of land without always having a clear idea of how it will be used.The colleges are banking on growth in the y..
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Class size amendment and your kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - 1,000 elementary school students could be going to a new school next year if Amendment 8 doesn't pass on the November ballot.  The vote could give distr..
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Presidential address to students scheduled

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - The President will address the nation's students on Tuesday, September 14th. September 14th is a scheduled Early Dismissal Day for all Collier County Public ..
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Southwest Florida College gets a new logo and slogan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Southwest Florida College has a new logo and slogan.  "Southwest Florida College:  A college listening to employers" is the schools new mantra and a phi..
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More public schools requiring uniforms

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - More public schools are asking their students to wear uniforms. Children at Rosemont Elementary School in Orlando and at least 10 other central Florida schools..
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