Florida approves benchmarks for student learning

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida became the latest state to adopt a set of national benchmarks for student learning in math and English on Tuesday with the approval of the Common C..
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Florida among finalists for Race to the Top funds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - Eighteen states and the District of Columbia were named finalists Tuesday in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition, givin..
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Local churches join forces to collect school supplies for needy students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Southwest Florida - A group of local churches are doing what they can to make sure needy children are ready for school.SWFL Project Backpack is a combined effort of local churches ..
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Teachers' union files lawsuit challenging class size amendment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Education Association, the statewide union, has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of a proposed amendment on school class sizes.  T..
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Sheriff donates cruiser to college

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

 CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron turned over keys this morning to a 2001 used cruiser to Edison State College President Dr. Patricia Land and Cam..
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School volunteers log 744,000 hours helping Lee County students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools releases new information about the impact volunteerism is having on area schools. During the 2009/10 school year, more than 22,000 schoo..
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Collier students' FCAT scores in the mail

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Parents of students in grades 4 through 10 attending a Collier County Public School should be on the lookout for an envelope from the school district being mailed the week of July ..
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Local businesses collecting school supplies to help needy students

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Businesses in Lee County have partnered with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to send students back to school prepared. These companies are collecting..
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Fla. schools to challenge class size penalties

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Some Florida school boards are planning a lawsuit to challenge penalties that could reach $351 million statewide if they fail to meet class size limits this fal..
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Group kicks off clothing drive for students in need

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - Local businesses join forces to announce the First Annual Back-To-School Clothing Drive to benefit Lee County students in need.Families are facing hardships this ..
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FCAT scores being reviewed, not tossed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nick Spinetto

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  WINK News gets to the bottom of some FCAT confusion. On Friday morning a published report stated local fourth and fifth graders FCAT scores were being toss..
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Teacher in running for top teacher of the year

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools is proud to announce that Rebecca Crissy, a resource teacher at James Stephens International Academy during the 2009/10 school year, is ..
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Bank collecting school supplies for needy kids

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - Charlotte State Bank is accepting donations of school supplies for Charlotte County students in need of assistance for the upcoming school year.  Supp..
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School board candidates forum set for August 5th

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The future of Lee County schools, budgeting and other important issues are slated for discussion among candidates at an August 5th community forum at the Alliance..
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Lee County shares concerns with FCAT results

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

 LEE COUINTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools is joining other large districts across the state in questioning the results of the latest FCAT exam. Dr. James Browder, Superint..
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School districts questioning FCAT results

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Five of the state's largest school districts are questioning the latest results of the FloridaComprehensive Assessment Test. Superintendents of Broward, Miami-..
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Florida Teacher of the Year annouced

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla - Concluding a night filled with joyful tears, contagious laughter and heartfelt celebration for all of Florida’s hard working teachers, Cheryl Conley, a fourth ..
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Undy Sunday gears up to help students in need

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Organizers of the 14th Annual Undy Sunday event are preparing for more students than ever to be in need of items to be ready for another school year. During A..
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Vote for your school to get $500,000

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.– Kohl’s Department Stores has announced a contest to give half a million dollars to 20 schools each this year, a total of $10 million, in recognit..
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Eden planning new school in Fort Myers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Eden Autism Services Florida, the Naples-based division of New Jersey non-profit Eden Autism Services, is planning a school for children with autism in Fort Myers. It currently ope..
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