Board of Education Chair gets distinguished service award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE – State Board of Education Chairman T. Willard Fair will be recognized by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) with its 2010 Distinguishe..
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High school graduates in Florida increasingly skipping college

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - High school graduates in Floridaare increasingly skipping college.      That's according to a recent report from the state Dep..
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Final say about Florida tuition in courts hands

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - It's now up to a judge to decidewhether the Florida Legislature or Board of Governors has the finalsay over tuition and other state university governance i..
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FCAT contractor could face $25 million in fines

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A contractor faces costs and damagesthat could top $25 million for being more than a month late withstandardized test scores, released Tuesday, that show i..
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Naples students play in the shade thanks to local donation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Naples non-profit Eden Autism Services Florida received a $5,000 donation from Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church’s Grant Commission earlier this year to purchase umbrellas..
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FCAT scores finally released

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Results for the most important test of the year are out today. The district and school scores for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, were released by the Flor..
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FCAT results to be released on Tuesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Eric J. Smith announced the launch of a new Department of Education website relating to the delays currently bein..
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Ave Maria earns accreditation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

AVE MARIA, Fla. -  The Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) announced that Ave Maria University (AMU) has officially been a..
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Edison State College may launch charter high school in Collier County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Edison State College District Board of Trustees unanimously approves the exploration of a collegiate charter high school in Collier County.    T..
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Collier County schools and Jackson Labs partner up

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

NAPLES, Fla - The Collier County Public School Board approved a MOU presented by The Jackson Laboratory today outlining future educational programs between the laboratory and publi..
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School honored with parental involvement award

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

Lee County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Island Coast High School was selected as the Florida 2010 Region IV Parent Involvement Award winner, secondary level. The awa..
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Lee County's graduation rate ranks high in national study

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Education Week magazine released a study involving the class of 2007 from the nation’s 50-largest school districts to compare and rank school districts in t..
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Bob Chilmonik announces resignation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County School Board member Bob Chilmonik resigns to run for Lee County Commission. Chilmonik read this statement to the media on Wednesday, "I have a brief st..
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FCAT scores ready in 2 weeks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Results from the state's standardizedpublic school exam won't be ready until June 28, a month after theywere due, the Florida Board of Education was told Tuesd..
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FGCU to do feasibility study on football

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw announced Tuesday that the university will hire an outside consultant to do a study on what it would cost for a football program a..
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FGCU student leaders face impeachment hearing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla- Four members of the student government at Florida Gulf Coast University face an impeachment vote today.  The President and other council members are accused o..
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Scary ride home from school, car wedged under bus

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

A bus full of students gets a scare on the day before school lets out for the summer.Monday afternoon a car ended up wedged under a school bus on Buckingham and River Roads in East..
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Fort Myers High School makes top 100 schools

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools is very proud to announce that Fort Myers High School has been ranked 71st by Newsweek Magazine in it’s annual rankings of the bes..
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Back to school carnival being planned in Charlotte County

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla - The Cultural Center of Charlotte County together with Charlotte County Public Schools will offer their second Back to School Carnival from  9 a.m. to N..
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Florida graduation rate up, but still among lowest in U.S.

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A national report says Florida's highschool graduation rate jumped by 4.6 percentage points in 2007 butit was still one of the lowest in the country at 62...
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