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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Bus stop fear: One parent fights to get son on safer bus route

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - It's the first week of school and one student's parent says she's scared for his life.  She's trying to get his bus stop moved because she says walkin..
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Crist promotes back-to-school sales tax holiday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist is urging shoppers to take advantage of the back-to-school sales tax holiday. The governor spoke in a Macy's department store in Miami on Thursday t..
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Fla. education leaders make 'Race to the Top' pitch

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida education leaders have made their pitch for a portion of the $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" competition to federal reviewers in Washington. Gov. C..
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40 percent of high school graduates unprepared for college or employment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON – As many as 40 percent of the nation's high school graduates say they are inadequately prepared to deal with the demands of employment and postsecondary educatio..
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Lee schools honored for financial reporting practices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools was informed that it has received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Association of School Business Off..
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Get a new look, raise some money for schools

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - How is this for a deal?  Get a great new look for school and help support programs for Lee County Public Schools at the same time. Salon Solaris at Sunstate ..
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Collier program gets national recognition

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The School District of Collier County is pleased to announce that the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology’s (LWIT) Automotive Service Technology prog..
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Gamblin' grades

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Think you're going to ace freshman year? Want to put money on that? A website called Ultrinsic is taking wagers on grades from students at 36 colleges nationwide s..
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Barron Collier band students protest

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NAPLES, Fla. - Students were not deterred from the rain as they protested their band director's forced transfer.Students claimed the accusations against former band director Kelly ..
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Elementary schools get fruits and vegetables

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NAPLES, Fla. - Collier County receives grant money for school cafeterias. Nine elementary schools in the district will be buying about $420,000 on fruits and vegetables. The goal o..
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The House passes Jobs Bill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats on Tuesday pushed through a $26 billion jobs bill to protect 300,000 teachers and other nonfederal government workers from election-year layoffs. ..
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Obama urges House to pass bill to help teachers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging lawmakers to pass a bill that he says will save hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment. Spe..
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Hundreds of laid off teachers called back to work

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of teachers who were laid off from Broward County Public Schools are being called back to work in time for the start of class. Superintendent ..
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Collier School Board wants own attorney at Superintendent Thompson's evaluation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

NAPLES, Fla. - When it comes to haggling over Superintendent Dennis Thompson's contract, the Collier County School Board wants its interests protected.The board is calling a specia..
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Fla. universities rank high in minority graduation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A national student advocacy group says Florida's public universities rank near the top in graduation rates for blacks and Hispanics. The Washington, D.C.-b..
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Milk will continue to flow in Britain's schools

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LONDON (AP) - The British prime minister's office says it won't seek to stop giving free milk each day to school children under 5 years old.The statement Monday by David Cameron's ..
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