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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Feeling old? Don't read this

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

MILWAUKEE (AP) - For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played with as kids are now in museums.The Class of..
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U.S. News releases annual college report

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Harvard University regained sole possession of the top spot in the new U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges 2011 rankings.Last year, Harvard and Princeton University tied fo..
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Lee County enacts new social networking guidelines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida school district is forbidding employees from becoming "friends" with students on online social networking websites. The new guidelines f..
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School loses leader and friend

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - "A really good guy. He's always like smiling. He was a happy guy." That is how students and staff members at Bishop Verot High School describe Father Joseph Beat..
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Be on alert as students go back to school

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - On Monday, August 23rd, an estimated 80,000 students and 5,000 teachers with the Lee County School District will begin the 2010/11 school year. As a result, our ..
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Some school supplies may be toxic

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Robert Burns

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A warning for parents as you do your back-to-school shopping: You might think you know exactly what's in your child's backpack, but some of what's in those book ..
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Strange sales tax holiday exemptions

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - When lawmakers voted to bring back the sales tax holiday, they also voted to make the holiday shorter. Due to the economy, they said Florida couldn't afford to l..
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Should school board keep superintendent or move on?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Superintendent Dennis Thompson received some bad reviews from school board members during his evaluation on Thursday.  Now, they have to decide if they'..
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Tax free holiday for back to school supplies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

MIAMI (AP) - Retailers are preparing for a busy weekend during Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday. The tax break runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. It lifts sa..
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Superintendent Thompson's reportcard is a D

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NAPLES, Fla. - Collier County Superintendent Dennis Thompson received his evaluation from the school board, and it was not good. Board members believed that Thompson has made an ef..
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