Southwest Florida fares well in annual school report card

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

FORT MYERS, Fla. - School grades are out, and for the most part, the Southwest Florida school are making the grade. The 2009-2010 report cards are vital for school funding. Schools..
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WINK News finds out how safe Lee County school buses are

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are in Missouri to look at the horrific accident that killed a 15-year-old on a school bus and the dr..
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Investigators are still looking into the cause of the Missouri bus accident

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

 GRAY SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - National Transportation Safety Board investigators examining the Missouri crash that killed a15-year-old school bus passenger and the teen driver of a..
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For-profit college in Fla. suspends enrollment

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - Kaplan College in Pembroke Pines has suspended enrollment of new students after a federal investigation found incidents of high pressure sales tactics. ..
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Schools get their report cards, many questioning results

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - Fewer of Florida's elementary and middle schools have received top grades this year.  They are down from a record year in 2009. The grades came out Friday -..
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School grades released tomorrow

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - State school grades will be released on Friday. These grades, partially based on FCAT scores determines how much extra state funding the public schools will rec..
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Sales tax holiday just days away

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you've got a long list of back to school clothes and supplies to buy, you may want to wait just a few days longer.Florida's back to school sales tax holiday i..
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Naples bank hosting school supply drive

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. - First National Bank of the Gulf Coast is holding a “Back to School” supply drive now through September 3rd at each of their three banking locations. ..
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20 students named to all academic team

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla. – Leadership is alive and well at Edison State College Collier Campus. The Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) recently named 20 students fr..
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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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