Collier County district to join class size lawsuit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The Collier County School District in southwest Florida is planning to join a lawsuit challenging penalties for not meeting the state's class size requirements...
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North Nicholas High school loses principal over allegations of cheating

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - North Nicholas High School lost its principal due to trying to start his own charter school and allowing his students to cheat on exams.  He was fired for "..
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Department of Education says FCAT scores are accurate; statement from Education Commissioner

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - "Today, I received the completed reports from the two independent testing experts tasked with performing audits of this year's FCAT results. Although my staff an..
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Government investigation reveals fraud in for-profit colleges

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON, DC - Fraud and questionable marketing practices are just some of the latest  findings announced Wednesday after a national wide government investigation into for-..
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Edison Collegiate HS offers diploma and degree

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A new high school in Lee County is going to give students a head start on their college career. Edison Collegiate High School offers the chance for students to..
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RCMA gets $40,000 to help children of farm workers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

IMMOKALEE, Fla. – The Martin Foundation has awarded $40,000 to Immokalee Community School, enough to expand the school’s summer and after-school programs to accommodate..
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Lee County School District earns one million dollar grant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Public Schools is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a federal Teaching American History grant for nearly $1 million, which will support the..
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9 of every 10 teenage drivers admit to risky behaviors behind the wheel

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. -  Although 84 percent of teen drivers know distracted driving is dangerous, almost nine in 10 teenage drivers say they have done it anyway, accordi..
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List of top party schools released

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - The University of Georgia won a national title this year - top party school.The Princeton Review announced Monday that Georgia is the No. 1 party school on its now i..
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Lee Schools earns $700,000 technology grant

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The Lee County School District has earned a $732,000 technology grant. The grant will be used to buy handheld scientific and math technology tools such as graphin..
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FCAT results may be accurate

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State education officials say that a preliminary review of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results indicates that they are within historical ranges a..
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President tried to win over National Urban League on education initiative

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the country's long-term economic success will be tied to the success of the nation's schools.Speaking at the centennial convention of ..
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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 11 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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